Types Of Ants Infesting Reno Homes This Summer

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Ants are such a common sight in and around homes in the summer that people write them off simply as a nuisance pest. But many ants bring more trouble with them than people imagine. If you are struggling with an ant infestation, we are here to help.

This article will explain the most common ants Reno pest control companies find around homes, the various problems that come with them, and some helpful prevention tips. Continue reading to learn more about ants and the best way to keep them out of your home this summer from the pros at Celtic Pest Control.

What Types Of Ants Live In Reno?

Most ants have characteristics that help to differentiate one species from another. Here are some of the most common ants we find around Reno homes and ways to distinguish them:

  • Carpenter ants in your house are larger than other ants, around half an inch, and are usually black or a combination of red and black.
  • Odorous house ants are small brown or black ants that are easy to identify by the rotten coconut smell they emit when threatened or crushed.
  • Pavement ants are the brown or black ants you typically see coming out of cracks in the pavement.
  • Red ants are dark reddish-brown ants that build large mound nests outside.

Ant identification can sometimes be tricky. If you need help determining which type you have or are having trouble eliminating them, contact us at Celtic Pest Control.

Different Problems That Different Ants Bring

No matter which types of ants you have in your home or on your property, problems come with them. Both odorous house ants and pavement ants in your Reno home are primarily a nuisance; however, all ants have the potential to contaminate food and food prep surfaces.

Carpenter ants are more troublesome. When these ants infest homes, they build nests within the structural wood and can cause significant damage over time. Red fire ants on your property are also problematic, but instead of endangering your home, they can sting and harm your family and pets.

If ants are causing problems on your property, it is time to take action. Contact us at Celtic Pest Control to learn more about our ant control services to protect your family and Reno home from these pests.

How To Prevent Common Reno Ants

Ant infestations may seem inevitable during the summer months, but you can help keep them away in various ways.

Here are some ant prevention tips to get you started:

  • Repair any moisture issues around the house.
  • Keep eating areas tidy and clean up spills and crumbs immediately.
  • Wash the dishes instead of letting them build up in the sink.
  • Keep branches and bushes away from the house.
  • Properly store food.
  • Remove garbage frequently.
  • Seal any cracks or gaps that may allow entry.

Prevention is one of the best forms of ant control in Reno, but sometimes these persistent pests find a way inside. If ants are a problem in your home, contact us at Celtic Pest Control for assistance.

Why Professional Ant Control Is Worth It

Over-the-counter ant control solutions promise to get rid of your ant infestation, but they rarely take care of the problem. Working with a local pest control company is the best way to eliminate ants and ensure they don’t return.

Celtic Pest Control offers ant control solutions to solve your ant problem once and for all. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Reno.

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