Odorous House Ants
Odorous house ants have a sweet tooth for sugary goods and are especially fond of honeydew. They are known to move their nests every three months or so in response to rain.
Indoors, odorous house ants nest near moisture sources, such as in wall voids near hot water pipes, in heaters, beneath leaky fixtures, and inside wood damaged by termites. Outside, odorous ant mounds and trails are often found in exposed soil or under stacks of firewood.
Odorous house ants do not pose a public health risk, but they can contaminate food and should be avoided.
All species of carpenter ants mainly attack wood that is or has been wet and damaged by mold. Even though these black carpenter ants first invade wet, decayed wood, they may soon begin building paths through dry, undamaged wood. They usually come into buildings through cracks around doors, windows, or holes for wires. They will also crawl along overhead wires, shrubs, or tree limbs that touch the building far above the ground.
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Carpenter ants build their nests outdoors in various wood sources, including tree stumps, firewood, or landscaping. They need a constant water source to survive. Carpenter ants will enter the house through wet, damaged wood.
Carpenter ants damage wood through their nest building. If they gain entry to a structure, they pose a property threat.
These black-colored ants will eat almost anything. Pavement ants have been known to consume insects, seeds, honeydew, honey, bread, meats, nuts, and cheese. They forage in trails for distances of up to 30 feet and are known to climb masonry walls that enter occupied areas.
In buildings, pavement ants are most likely to be found in ground-level masonry walls, but they also nest in walls, insulation, and under floors. Outside, these ants typically nest under stones, pavement cracks, and beside buildings.
Black pavement ants do not pose a public health risk, but they can contaminate food and should be avoided in general. Let Gunter Pest Control be your Kansas City ant exterminator.
Fire ants are known to live in warmer climates which include the state of Missouri and Kansas. You are more likely to find fire ants outside rather than indoors. Going along with their name, they like sunny, warm areas with plenty of water and food available.
Fire ants will build their nests by burrowing into the ground which results in a mound. The fire ant’s nest is usually between two and four square feet.
Fire ants are a nasty species of ant. They are venomous and will swarm you to deliver a powerful and painful sting if they feel threatened. You might feel like your leg is on fire if you step on a nest and look down to find you are covered in fire ants.
Their stings can lead to blisters that can last from 7 to 10 days and are very painful. Sometimes you might require a visit to the emergency room if a swarm of fire ants stings you and you don’t stop them in time.
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We have the best ant exterminator service in the Kansas City area. That includes Missouri and Kansas. We also have other services for pests such as termites, crickets, and spiders.
There are many other ant species, located in the United States, and Kansas City. These ant species can be from brown to black in color. All of the best pest control companies, including Gunter Pest & Lawn, control and eliminate your ant infestations.
If you have an ant problem we are the best pest control company in Kansas City for you to call as we will help you get rid of your ants fast. We will help protect your home both inside and out. If you have an ant problem in your lawn or your kitchen we can handle them both. Sometimes we are known as the ant killer (Bad Joke). Let us protect your home and property from ants.