Ants of the United States

Summer is back and with it comes various types of ants. They burrow in the ground and show up in the cracks in your kitchen. However, do you know which kind you have? Here is a brief guide to the little creatures

Carpenter Ants

These types of ants love rotting wood and prefer to find their homes in a dead tree. Usually over a half inch in size and dark in color, carpenter ants woodburn or are found in cooler, humid parts of the country. They are friendly but can do damage to structures if they get to the wood.

Pavement Ants

These bugs, found all over the United States, stay true to their name because their favorite place is to stay on or under cement. They come inside a house to look for sugar or greasy stuff to eat. They are also very aggressive and will fight over territory.

Odorous House Ants

These pests are the type you will find in your home searching for a sugar snack. They are black or brown and if you kill them, they let off a nasty smell. They invade a house looking for food and getting out of the rain.

Fire Ants

These particular type of ant is known to strike fear in the hearts of people. Found in the southern United States, their sting is very painful and leaves a welt. If someone is allergic to these bites, they should stay away. They build their nests near sidewalks and vegetation.

Crazy Ants

These bugs find a place under rugs and carpets in your house and can be a nuisance. They are called crazy ants for the insane way they scurry when they are hunting for food. Their nests are made of small mounds of dirt. They also come inside houses to hide in the fall and when it rains