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What are ants?

Ants are small insects that are well known for their scavenging behaviors and the extensive colonies they create that feature distinct social structures. Ants typically invade properties in large numbers, and they may bring serious issues with them as they march through interior and exterior areas.

In Round Rock, TX, and its surrounding areas, there are a few different types of ants you need to keep an eye out for:

  • Fire ants: This species grows around 1/5 of an inch long and has a reddish-brown coloration; they deliver painful bites.
  • Acrobat ants: Acrobat ants are small with shiny bodies that range in color from light red to brown and black; they hold their heart-shaped abdomen over their thorax when bothered.
  • Carpenter ants: Carpenter ants grow between half an inch and an inch in size, they have shiny black bodies, and they are known for their wood-destroying behavior.
  • Rover ants: This species is very small and grows around 1/16 of an inch in length; they have black, dark brown, or light-yellow bodies.
  • Crazy ants: Crazy ants have a jerky, erratic way of moving, they grow around 1/8 of an inch in length, and they have a dark brown to reddish-brown color.

Contact EvoFoam Pest Control for more information about these species and recommendations for effective pest control in Round Rock.

Are ants dangerous?

Even though ants may be small, they are dangerous insects to encounter around your property due to their scavenging activities that often track diseases and pathogens into interior areas. As ants look for food around surfaces and in food storage areas, they increase your risk of unpleasant illnesses such as salmonellosis and gastroenteritis.

Additionally, all ants can bite, and these bites may be more than painful; they can trigger allergic reactions. Fire ants in particular are known for their problematic bites. And while species such as carpenter ants may bite humans, they also chew through wooden structures on your property, something that results in extensive damage over time.

Why do I have an ant problem?

Ant problems typically start when your property has plenty of factors that attract these pests. Lots of improperly stored food, unguarded trash cans and compost piles, moisture issues and leaks, and overgrown areas will all encourage ants to settle around your property. One method of effective ant control is removing these ant attractants.

Where will I find ants?

Ants are commonly found hiding in overgrown areas, near piles of debris, or around outdoor trash cans and compost piles. Once they invade interior areas, you may see ants near kitchens, food storage areas, bathrooms, and even inside wooden structures around your property.

How do I get rid of ants?

Get rid of ants the easy way by reaching out to EvoFoam Pest Control the moment you see these pests around your property. Our team will provide you with professional home pest control and commercial pest control solutions that eliminate all traces of these pests from your property and ensure you don’t need to encounter ants directly with hit-or-miss DIY ant control.

Contact us today for a free consultation and free estimate.

How can I prevent ants in the future?

Prevent future ant problems on your property by taking the time to eliminate factors that might be attracting these pests. One of the most helpful ant prevention steps is cutting back overgrown grasses and clearing outdoor areas of debris so ants can’t easily hide in these spaces. You should also be ensuring all trash cans have tight-fitting lids, leftover food is stored properly, and that window and door screens are installed to keep pesky ants out.

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