Odorous House Ants
Odorous House ants are about 1/10 of an inch long, black in color. While they do not typically nest inside homes, they may come inside looking for sweet foods.
Pavement ants are the most common ant species found in Northern Colorado. These ants are about 1/10 – 1/16 of an inch long, dark brown in color, and prefer greasy protein rich foods to eat. They are commonly found indoors and outdoors. Click here to learn more about pavement ants.
Carpenter ants are the largest ant in Northern Colorado measuring about 1/4 – 3/8 inch long. They are black or black with reddish brown thorax. These ants are commonly found in homes. They nest and cause damage to wood, and feed on both protein and sweet foods. Click here to learn more about carpenter ants.
Worker harvester ants are about 1/4 to 1/2 inches long, and range from red to brown and black in color. Harvester ants have a painful sting and can cause bare spots in lawns as they remove vegetation from around their nests. While they are so named because they harvest seeds as their main food source, these ants will eat almost anything. Click here to learn more about harvester ants.
Field ants are also commonly found outside Northern Colorado houses and in gardens. They are black or reddish brown in color and are about 3/16 – 1/3 of inch long. Field ants prefer sweet foods and are commonly mistaken for carpenter ants.
Pharaoh ants are very small, only about 1/12 of an inch long. They are light brown in color and will nest inside. They are known to split their nests and can create what is called a satellite colony. Pharoah ants enjoy both sweet and greasy foods.
No matter what species of ant you are dealing with, a quick call to Effective Pest Services can result in an at-home visit and inspection to determine the exact species of ant, extent of infestation and best treatment plan to get rid of the ants on your property and keep them from coming back. Call us today!