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    What Type of Ants do we get rid of?

    In the South Florida region, ghost ants, fire ants, acrobat ants, Argentine ants, bigheaded ants, and pavement ants are among the most prevalent kinds of ants. Each species is briefly described below.
    Effective ant removal depends on your ability to recognize the ants that are present on your property. Always seek the advice of a specialist for the most precise ant identification!

    • Ghost ants: These tiny ants typically measure between 1.3 and 1.5 millimeters long. Ghost ants have a lighter-colored abdomen with a black head and body. Kitchen counters, sinks, baseboards, and cabinets are some of the most frequent locations in houses that we treat for ghost ants.
    • Fire ants: These reddish-brown ants have a consistent hue. Their workers are tiny ants, measuring between 1/8 and 1/4 of an inch in length. These ants build dome-shaped nests, which they fiercely guard. Due to their extreme aggression, fire ants will attack any human or animal they perceive to be a threat.
    • Acrobat ants: Recognizable by their ability to raise their heart-shaped abdomen above the rest of their bodies, acrobat ants are known for their circus-like acrobatics. In addition, when they feel threatened, they release an offensive odor.
    • Argentine ants: These shiny, dark brown to black-colored ants are native to South America. The length of the workers reaches around 1/16 of an inch. They have an awful musty smell when crushed. They travel over broad trails while hunting for food while residing in large colonies. Since they are not local, Argentine ants frequently drive out other ant species.
    • Bigheaded ants: These little ants have either minor or major workers as their workers. The bodily parts of the small employees are proportionately sized, however the heart-shaped head of the main workers is significantly larger than the rest of the body.
    • Pavement ants: These ants range in color from brown to black. Adults of this little species can grow to be just over 1/16 of an inch long. Numerous breeding places are used by pavement ants, who frequently attack homes. They enjoy building their nests in concrete, pavement, and sidewalk cracks. Alongside foundations, they also build nests in the ground.

    How to get rid of ants

    In your house, ghost ants and other types of ants may be a nuisance, which is why Hannan Environmental Services is here to help. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right away if you think you have an ant infestation to begin using our fire ant control or general pest control services.

    Ants are notorious for being incredibly tenacious, for establishing several colonies inside your house, and for being challenging to get rid of. We are happy to provide your house our neighborhood’s pet-safe ant control. Contact Hannan Environmental Services right away to book your free pest control inspection if you see ghost ants or any other ants or pests in your house.

    You probably have seen a decent amount of ants around your home if you live in South Florida. Despite the common misconception that ants are after sweet delicacies, they really enter our houses mostly in quest of water. Kitchens and toilets are the most typical locations where ants initially arrive. Due of the wetness, sugar ants may readily exist in even the cleanest of homes.

    Many individuals attempt over-the-counter remedies first, such Terro or Home Defense spray, before calling us. While it’s okay to experiment with baits like Terro, we strongly advise against using any kind of spray-on ants. The majority of sprays appear to be effective since the ants die upon contact, but they really leave no residue, allowing the ants to return.

    How can I avoid ants?

    The advice provided below will assist in keeping ghost ants and other ant species out of your house and out of the yard in the South Florida region:

    • Carefully inspect your home’s exterior, then caulk any foundational and external wall cracks you find.
    • Fill up any cracks that have appeared in your driveway, pathways, or sidewalks.
    • Put something between the earth and the foundation of your house.
    • Replace the weatherstripping around windows and doors that is missing.
    • Caulk the areas where pipes and cables enter your home. Cover the vents with coverings.
    • Trim shrubs and tree limbs away from the façade of your property.
    • To get rid of water sources, remove any standing water from your property and fix any faulty pipes.
    • Keep locking lids on garbage cans, recycling bins, and compost bins to prevent ants from rummaging through them in search of food.
    • Ensure that no empty food or drink containers are present in outdoor dining areas.
    • Never keep food on countertops or tables in the open.
    • Take out the garbage and wash your dishes every day.
    • Regularly vacuum and clean worktops to get rid of spills and crumbs.
    • To reduce crumbs, just eat in your home’s kitchen or dining room.
    • Arrange for preventative pest control treatments to be administered to your home’s outside foundation.


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