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Ants invade in large numbers, which can make them challenging to get rid of. You might encounter three species in the area: pavement ants, odorous house ants, and carpenter ants. Like most pests, ants will come onto your property and into your home for food, water, and shelter. Although they have this commonality, they vary in how dangerous they are to you and your home.

Pavement Ants

  • Small species that are reddish-brown to black
  • Colonies are large, with multiple queens, and create small mounds of dirt in pavement cracks, driveways, and bricks
  • They don't bite, but are dangerous to humans because they can spread deadly diseases and bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli.

Odorous House Ants

  • Small species that are dark brown to black
  • Get their name from the odor they emit when threatened or crushed.all species that are reddish-brown to black
  • Like pavement ants, these ants can transmit bacteria to humans if they contact and contaminate food.


Carpenter Ants

  • They are black but can appear reddish or brown and are among the largest species in the United States.
  • Like termites, carpenter ants are attracted to places with moisture.
  • Unlike termites they don't eat the wood. Rather they chew away at wooden structures to create a network of tunnels that lead to their nests. Over time, these tunnels can cause structural damage to your property.


Carpenter Ants

How to Prevent an Infestation?

  • Store food in airtight containers to prevent ants from getting inside.
  • Clean up spills and crumbs off counters and floors.
  • Properly secure garbage inside and outside your property.
  • Fix any leaks and make sure water-damaged wood is replaced.
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What to Do If You Have an Infestation?

Ants can be difficult to get rid of. Sprays only work on the ants on the surface. It does not eliminate the colony, which is often located deep in the ground.  For help with finding the nest and getting rid of any infestation, contact EM Pest Control. We will track them down and keep them out of your property.