If there is one thing that has not changed after more than 60 years since the release of the 1954 horror film about huge, radioactive ants – it is the heebie-jeebies that we get from such insects. And they are found at all places in your house or workplace.

You cannot spill a drop of a chemical or soda until you find a crowd of them a few hours later, gobbling on a piece of sweet or the like. They enter in our laundry, cupboard and even in the food of pets (there isn’t anything quite as sad as hearing to Whiskers meow at the ant in her kibble).

However, commercial and domestic settings are only the tip of the iceberg of the spaces that ants love to populate. Ants in your home can be found at nearly every solid latitude, longitude, altitude, and in any environment. Ants are highly adaptable to harsh weather conditions. However like us, seem to really dig the weather in Dana-Point, Orange County, San Diego, and Riverside County.

There are various types of Species of Ants. Some are harmful others are not. However, harmful or not you must not like to host a horde of ants in your house. Here is a short explanation of some of the species of ants.

Argentine Ants a.k.a. Iridomyrmex Humilis

Argentine Ants are the most common types of ants that are found in our home and offices. They are tiny, only a 16th of an inch. In terms of color, they range from light to dark brown. They are invasive species of ants, having arrived in South American Coffee ships in the 19th century.

As all the capable conquerors, these are incredibly organized and they did not take too long for them to relocate the Odorous House ants, the local ant dynasty. Argentine ants are attracted to moisture sources such as dripping sinks, potted plants, irrigation systems, and bathrooms. Their appetite is as similar to a 6 year old, if it is sweet they will like it. They mostly feed on the sweet stuff, like sugar, syrup, honey, and sometimes meat as well. The good part about this species of ant is that they don’t sting or bite.

Fire Ants a.k.a. Solenopsis SPP

There is a reason these types of ants do not have a gentle name such as cool or soother. These ants bite and give you a pain which is quite nasty, occasionally as much as the pain of bee sting or even worse.  

The good news is that Fire ants are nowhere near as prominent as Argentine ants and they live mostly in smaller, inland colonies. They also do not reproduce with the ferocity of Argentine ants.

The bad thing with the Fire Ants is their distant cousins, the Red Imported Fire Ants. These jerks bit and gave much more pain as compared to the regular Fire ants. As a matter of fact, in Dana Point, public playgrounds have been closed because of being overrun by this species of the ants.

Odorous House Ants a.k.a. Tapinoma Sessile

Only 90’s kids can understand this; articles can also be applied to bugs too. Any kid growing up in that era can be able to recognize Odorous House Ants.

These ants are named for the gross, rotten smell released by them when squashed. Odorous House Ants were prominent in the areas until the Argentine ants displaced them. Odorous are slightly bigger than Argentine ants. This did a bit to help them against their Napoleonic-Statured challengers. The reality that they don’t sting or bite may also explain their displacement, you know Survival Of the fittest.

Carpenter Ants a.k.a. Camponotus Modoc

Regardless of their title or occupation, you would never hand over your woodwork jobs to these creatures, but they might do it anyway. These are wood-destroying creatures, just like some beetles and termites. Carpenter ants have the destructive habit of entering and carving wooden beams and enclaves out and causing severe structural damages. Carpenter ants can grow up to the length of half inch or more. The signs of their presence may include small piles of sawdust that they leave behind and a faint swooshing sound behind the walls and wooden structures.

When it is about the pest control in Dana Point, carpenter ants fall in a slightly different category as compared to the rest of the species of ant and their management can be difficult.

How TreeBark Termite and Pest Control Can Protect You against Ants?

The staff at TreeBark Termite and Pest Control, begin their job by treating the exterior perimeter of a structure with noninvasive organic products. Inside the home, they use dust formulations that are placed inside the wall to stop ants from entering. Then they remove the switch plates and outlet covers in order to employ a unique duster to spread product in the walls to remove it from common living areas, children and pets as well if you need expert advice to feel free visit our official webpage https://treebarktermiteandpestcontrol.com/Dana-point

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