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How Many of These Ant Species Do You Recognize?

Did you know that out of 700 ant species found in the U.S., only roughly 25 species infest homes? Do you know what type of ant is infesting your property? From far away, many ants may look the same, but upon closer inspection, they are actually quite different. If you recognize any of the ants listed below, don’t hesitate to contact J.P. McHale Pest Management, Inc. at (800) 479-2284 for leading ant control services in NY, NJ and CT.

Acrobat Ants

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This species of ant can raise their abdomen over their thorax and head, hence the name. They are light brown or black and found throughout the country.

Carpenter Ants

These types of ants tunnel through wood to build their nests. They range in size from one-quarter inch to three-quarters inch.

Field Ants

This ant gets its name from the fact that it likes to nest outdoors. They are also referred to as red ants, wood ants and thatching ants.

Harvester Ants

This type of ant likes to collect seeds and is found across the United States.

Little Black Ants

These ants are small in size and black in color. They form moderate to large colonies that contain numerous queens.

Pavement Ants

These types of ants are dark brown to black in color and can infest structures and create nests in or under pavement cracks.

Red Imported Fire Ants

These ants are dark reddish-brown in color and can inflict painful bites and stings.

Yellow Ants

These ants are yellow in color and are also known as citronella ants because when crushed, they give off a lemon-like odor.

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