Expert Ant Extermination Services in Orlando, Florida

Expert Ant Extermination Services in Orlando, Florida

What are some of the most common ants in Florida?

There are many species of ants that make Florida their home, most common are Carpenter ants, Fire ants, Sugar ants, and Ghost ants.  

Carpenter ants build their nests in wood, and are especially attracted to damp areas.  They dig tunnels in the wood of your home and a long term infestation can cause serious structural damage.  

Fire ants, one of the most aggressive species of ant, will do more than ruin a picnic; they build mounds on your grass and sidewalk and will not hesitate to latch on and sting if you get too close. Their stings cause painful swelling, and red, itchy bumps.

Sugar ants, as their name suggests, are attracted to food in your home.  Dirty dishes, crumbs on the floor, pet food, all are very enticing to Sugar ants.  Most likely to be found in your kitchen, Sugar ants are especially difficult to get rid of and require professional treatment.  

Ghost ants, which are similar to Sugar ants, have a pale clear body and are also attracted to sweet foods.  They are very small and enter your home through small cracks and crevices, once inside they build multiple nests, making it challenging to remove all of them without professional help.

Are ants dangerous?

Some breeds bite or sting humans, like Fire and Carpenter ants. Others, like Sugar and Ghost ants, do not pose a threat to humans, but will contaminate your food.

How do I get rid of ants?

The best course of action is regular treatment by commercial grade insecticides.  Regardless of what species of ant invades your home or lawn, Colonial Pest Services will treat the area to kill and remove the infestation, as well as prevent ants from returning.
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