Ants

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:

Carpenter Ants

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Pharaoh Ants

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.

 

 

 

Fire Ants

Description of Pest: Fire ants are usually found outdoors versus indoors however when they do venture indoors it is usually along the edge of carpet.

 

 

 

Odorous House Ants

Clegg's Pest Control Services | Kill AntsThey are most often found in kitchens. When this ant is crushed it emits a coconut odor which signifies its name.

 

 

Acrobat Ants

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Description of Pest: Their abdomen is heart shaped and when disturbed they try to carry their abdomen above the rest of their body.

 

 

 

 

Field Ants

Clegg's Ant Control Services | Field AntsDescription of Pest: Field ants are not usually found inside but rather around structures or under piles of wood, brick, or rocks.

 

 

Little Black Ants

Clegg's Ant Control Solutions | Little Black Ants

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.

 

 

Pavement Ants

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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.

 

Citronella Ants

Clegg's Ant Control Services | Citronella AntsDescription of Pest: Citronella Ants are usually light yellow to light reddish brown with small eyes and they have a citronella odor when crushed.

 

 

Argentine Ants

Clegg's Ant Control Services | Argentine AntsDescription of Pest: Argentine ants are usually found outside under mulch, foundation slabs, or inside of a tree or shrub.

 

 

 

Ghost Ants

Clegg's Ant Control Services | Ghost AntsDescription of Pest: Eliminating harborage sites around the foundation of a structure will help reduce the chance for an infestation of ghost ants.

 

 

Crazy Ants

Clegg's Ant Control Services | Crazy AntsDescription of Pest: Crazy ants are most easily identified by their zig-zag like movement. The crazy ant adapts very well to its environment whether it is a dry or wet habitat.

 

 

White-Footed Ants

Clegg's Ant Control Services | White Footed AntsDescription of Pest: These ants like to nest in soil, in old trees, and various other damp locations that may provide a good nesting site.

 

 

 

Big Headed Ants

Clegg's Ant Control Solutions | Big Headed AntsDescription 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.

 

Thief Ants

Clegg's Ant Control Solutions | Thief AntsDescription of Pest: These ants normally nest outside in the soil underneath rocks. If these ants move inside they usually nest in wall voids or behind baseboards.