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Ants: Basic Information

As a group, ants are the most difficult household pests to control. In a survey pest technicians indicated that they get more callbacks due to ants than any other insect.

Too often a do-it-yourselfer’s first response is to spray when dealing with ants, but this can actually be the exact wrong thing to do and can lead to disaster. Identifying the type of ant is essential to understanding what type of measures should be taken to control them.

Tennessee is home to many ant species, but the most common are the Odorous House Ant, Pharaoh Ant, Black Carpenter Ant, Pavement Ant, Acrobat Ant, Crazy Ant and many more.

Are they Dangerous?

Ants are a nuisance, but they can also be a health threat. Worker ants foraging for food and water become a concern when they infest food or other items in the home.

Species of ants that sting, such as red imported fire ants, can endanger young children, confined pests, and bedridden people.

Pharaoh ants can carry disease-causing organisms on their exoskeleton and therefore are a problem in hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Why wait? Call the professionals at Smash Pest Control today and get rid of those ants for good.

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