Ants are one the most common household pests around. If left alone, they can trail all over your house, spreading bacteria throughout counters and tabletops and generally making a nuisance of themselves.
Common types of ants include:
Acrobat Ant Control Services
- Acrobat Ants
- Carpenter Ants
- Crazy Ants
- Fire Ants
- Ghost Ants
- Pharaoh Ants
The Acrobat Ant is a peculiar sort of ant. It gets its name from the way it raises its abdomen over its head when disturbed. There are several species under the category of Acrobat Ant. They range from black to light brown, and many are multicolored, having a darker abdomen than the rest of the body.
Carpenter Ant Control Services
It isn’t a mystery how the Carpenter Ant got its name. This mischievous little insect can cause a great deal of damage as it burrows into damaged wood, expanding its galleries until it reaches good wood. This is definitely a pest to evict ASAP!
Crazy Ant Control Services
No, we can’t help you with your eccentric Aunt Velma. Crazy Ants (yes, that’s really what they’re called) get their name from the way they scurry around in a rapid, erratic manner. But many have reported behavior among these ants as being downright psychotic. In addition to running around wildly, they also have a tendency to crawl inside the crevices of electronic devices and short out the hardware. These ants are a real threat. If you find that you have or might have Crazy Ants nearby, make sure to contact Target Exterminating and Lawn Care in Montgomery, Alabama right away—before they become real pests!
Fire Ant Control Services
Fire ants are most easily identified by the 18-24 inch mounds they make. They are a reddish-brown color and attack with a painful sting, which is similar to the feeling of being burned by fire, hence their name. Fire ants usually feed on plants, but they have been known to attack small animals as well. They prefer to nest underneath things like logs, rocks, and bricks, but if no such habitation can be found, they will build one of their signature 18-inch mounds. This is a particularly troublesome and dangerous pest. Should you find evidence of these ants near your home, contact Target Exterminating and Lawn Care in Montgomery, Alabama right away.
The Ghost Ant is a tropical type of insect that has been spread throughout the world due to trade. Its body is partially translucent, which is where their name derives from. It can only survive in warm climates, so in Northern climates, it is confined to greenhouses, which can provide the warmth needed for their survival. They feed on sweet things that they find or other insects. These tiny ants can become a serious problem, since they focus on kitchen and bathroom areas and can transport disease-causing bacteria from area to area.
Pharaoh Ants are tiny yellow insects that have discovered the benefits of human habitation. They typically nest inside walls with access to artificial heat. For this reason, they can be a particularly bothersome pest. With the ability to live all year round, they can trail throughout kitchen areas, spreading disease and building new nests wherever they please.