Ants are by far the most common pest in all of North Carolina. Infestations can happen quickly and can be very frustrating. Below are some of the most common ants found in North Carolina homes:
Description of Pest: Carpenter vary is color and size but most are large and a blackish color. Parent colony lives in constant moisture. Satellite colonies are usually involved in infestations.
Description of Pest: Pharaoh ants are known to have many colonies therefore all ant trails need to be baited. They are very small ants, usually light yellow to red in color with black markings on their abdomen.
Description of Pest: Their abdomen is heart shaped and when disturbed they try to carry their abdomen above the rest of their body.
Description of Pest: Little black ants occasionally invade homes but are usually found in the soil or nesting in the masonry or woodwork of a structure.
Description of Pest: Pavement ants also have 2 nodes and are usually found in one of 3 places: 1) Outside along the foundation 2) Beneath slab foundation 3) Inside hollow foundation walls.
Description of Pest: These ants are small in size and are yellowish or light to dark brown in color. The major worker has a large head for its body size whereas the minor worker’s head is more proportionate to its body size.