Residential Pest Control / Commercial Pest Control
Service to Dallas / Ft. Worth
TPCL # 13842
Buzz Kill Pest Control knows that ants can be a nuisance to your home, yard or business year round. There are many kinds of ants that can invade your residence or business. Identifying the type of ant is very important in the treatment that is provided for you.
Buzz Kill Pest Control performs a thorough inspection to identify what kind of ant is causing your problem in order to treat and eliminate these bothersome pests.
Carpenter Ants, Camponotus sp. (Mayr)
Often a common sight around Texas homes throughout the year. There are 25 species of Camponotus in the United States and most are native species. Although their natural nesting sites are in trees, Carpenter Ants can also invade and live indoors.
- Adults vary in length (polymorphic): Minor worker: 1/4 inch; Major worker: 1/2 inch; Winged Reproductives: up to 7/16 inch; Functional wingless queen: 9/16 inch
- Coloration varies from solid dull black or yellowish-red to a combination of black and dull red or reddish-orange
- Have only one segment or node between their thorax and abdomen
- Have a circle of hairs at the tip of their abdomen
- Have evenly rounded thorax when viewed from the side
- Generally nest outdoors- indoor nests my be satellite colonies
Little Black Ants, Monomorium minimum (Buckley)
Little is known of the life history of this ant.
Description and Habits:
- Body 1/16 inch in length (monomorphic)
- Antennae have 12 segments with a 3-segmented club
- Shiny black
- Workers prey on insects and feed on honeydew produced by plant sucking insects such as aphids
Red Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis geminata
Fire Ants build mounds of soft soil. When disturbed, they emerge aggressively and sting. The sting usually leaves a white pustule on the skin.
- Vary in size (1/16 to almost 1/4 inch long), with the largest workers 2 or 3 times larger than the smallest
- Single queen (monogyne form): only one queen per colony or mound; slightly larger workers; members of colonies are territorial; mound densities usually 2,080 mounds per acre; fewer ants per acre
- Multiple queen (polygyne form): dozens of queens per colony; smaller average worker ants; colonies are interconnected; mound densities 100 to 1,000+ per acre; more ants per acre
Pharaoh Ants, Monomorium pharaonis (Linnaeus)
Pharaoh Ants have a stinger, but it is not always visible. They do not sting humans.
- More commonly know as the "Sugar Ant"
- Body length 1/12 to 1/16 inch long (monomorphic)
- Body coloration varies from golden yellow to reddish-brown
- Have 12-segmented antennae that ends with a 3-segmented club
- Feeds on sweets (jelly, sugar, honey, etc.), cakes and breads, and greasy or fatty foods
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