Ants are one of the most common kinds of pests that give homeowners headaches. In Missouri, there are several types of ants that can invade homes and cause damage or contaminate food. At Elite Pest Control, we know how important it is to get prompt pest control for problems with any of the following Missouri ants:
These reddish brown or black ants have a heart-shaped abdomen and tend to go after foods that are greasy or sweet. They’re typically found in window and door frames.
These large black ants make their nests in wood structures. They don’t feed on wood, but they chew through it.
Many ant species are considered field ants. These ants are found outdoors and range in both size and coloring.
Larger Yellow Ants
These ants have a yellowish-red coloring and give off a a lemon-scented odor when they are disturbed. They tend to be found near home foundations.
Odorous House Ants
Odorous house ants emit a coconut-like smell when they’re crushed. They invade wall spaces and other voids indoors, where they build nests.
These ants have a light tan coloring and are smaller than other ants. They sometimes establish colonies inside walls.
Pavement ants are a dark brown or black color and typically nest under pavement or stones outdoors. Some can enter homes and emerge from hiding in spring.
If you have any type of ants in your home, please contact Elite Pest Control for service.