Ant Control in McKinney & Surrounding Areas
Most every homeowner in Texas will agree that ants are some of the most annoying household pests today. Unfortunately, they are also some of the most common pests found in homes all across the state. In fact, there are hundreds of ant species in the U.S., and many of them can pose serious health and property risks.
Most Common Household Ants in Texas
Although there may be hundreds of ant species in the states, there are a select few that commonly invade Texas homes. While these ants may look and behave somewhat different from one another, each of them can be threatening in their own way. Four of the most common household ants in Texas are as follows.
- Fire Ants - These ants are dark red and can grow to about 3/8 of an inch long. They often form their mounds near a house's foundation and enter the home through cracks in the structure. When fire ants are disturbed, they will attack with a painful sting, which will leave a red welt that turns into a blister.
- Carpenter Ants - These are large black ants that can grow as big as 5/8 on an inch long. Carpenter ants build their nests within wood. What this means is that if they take up residence in your home, they can create a lot of costly damage as they tunnel about inside the house's structure.
- Odorous Ants - Odorous ants can be either dark brown or black and can range in length from 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch long. These ants enjoy nesting under floor boards or inside walls. Once they make their way into a home, they can damage the home's structure and contaminate any food left out in the open.
- Little Black Ants - These shiny black ants only grow to about 1/16 of an inch long. Little black ants colonize such things as logs, stumps or mulch. They can often be found invading homes while in search of food. Since they are so small, they easily gain entry through cracks in window frames, door frames or around a house's foundation.
What You Can Do
Killing ants can be quite tricky even if you are able to locate their nest. This is because just a few survivors can quickly multiply and invade your home all over again. It takes a skilled and knowledgeable professional to rid your house and yard of these pests once and for all.
If you are having a problem with ants invading your home, our professional technicians at Addison Pest Control can help. Give us a call today and request your free quote on our ant control services. Our friendly customer service team is waiting to help you in any way they can.