What type of ant do I have crawling around my house?

There are many types of ants in the area that can wreak havoc in your home. Ants vary in size, color, and potential damages, but offer the same amount of nuisance and annoyance when infesting your home.

Find out what type of creepy crawlers you have in your personal space!

  • Acrobat Ants: 1/16- 1/8 inch long – Light brown to black coloring
  • Argentine Ants: 1/8 – ¼ inch long – Dark brown in color
  • Carpenter Ants: ¼ - ¾ inch long – Vary in color per species. Can be jet black, dark brown, red, or yellow.
  • Fire Ants: 1/8 inch long – Red with darker abdomens
  • Odorous Ants: 1/8 inch long – Black colored
  • Pavement Ants: 3/16 inch long – brown or black colored
  • Pharaoh Ants: 1/16 inch – Light brown/reddish color

What are the damages I can expect with an ant infestation?

Each type of ant will create different damages, but all ant types will be a nuisance to you and your home. Some ants will nest inside of wood and create bigger cavities, ruining the structure they have invaded. Insulation can be stripped from electrical wires, short circuits can be caused, and much more. Some ants may sting causing some allergic reactions. Some may experience hives, itching, swelling, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, and anaphylactic shock. Some ants will also give off a musky smell, and in heavy infestations this will cause a terrible odor throughout the home. All damages vary per species and infestation severity.

Why should I call Critter Control?

Critter Control of Santa Fe can solve your ant problem quickly and get your home back to normal. At home remedies can create more problems and sometimes increase the infestation. Our solutions will get the ants out and your technician can come up with proven methods to control the ants for seasons to come. Trust Critter Control of Santa Fe to solve your wildest insect infestations.


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