Common Florida Ants

With 100's of species of ants in Florida, using the right treatment is paramount to success.

Florida is home to over 221 different species of ants. Ants are a nuisance and can be quite tricky to get rid of them. Some will have colonies with subcolonies, meaning thousands of ants to contend with eradicating. Below, are a few of the most common ants we can eliminate for you. Knowing about each ant’s particular eating habits, preferred shelter, and overall nuances will give you a better idea of how to deal with them. The most common Florida ants. 

Most Common Florida Ants That A1 Home Pest Control Inc. Frequently Treats For:

ghost ants

Ghost Ants

They nest readily outdoors or indoors. Colonies may be moderate to large, containing numerous reproducing females (polygyny). Indoors, the ants colonize wall void or spaces between cabinetry and baseboards. They will also nest in potted plants.  Indoor foragers often come from outside. This ant is a prevalent pest inside homes. Due to the Ghost ants size and color, finding the nest can be difficult because you can lose the trail quickly.


Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are one of the most common indoor insect pest in Florida. Foraging proceeds in very loosely defined trails or by individual ants that seem to wander with no purpose. These ants have a fondness for sweets, and you see them in campgrounds near soda machines and other areas where sticky substances are readily accessible. They can have several satellite colonies all over the yard or in additional yards or even the woods behind your home, making it very difficult to control or eradicate them without the skill and expertise that is needed.


Fire Ants

Fire ants are a nuisance due to their dangerous sting. The diet of foraging workers consists of dead animals, including insects, earthworms, and vertebrates. Workers also collect honeydew and will hunt for sweets, proteins, and fats in homes. They are sometimes attracted to piles of dirty laundry. The imported fire ant is most aggressive and now the most prevalent in Florida. This ant prefers to build large cones out in open, sunny areas of the lawn or pasture. Regular fire ants the nest are flat and wide (sloppy) where imported fire ants the nest is high and more organized. There are several species here in Florida and all of them sting, but some like the imported fire ant are more aggressive than others. It is rare to have fire ants nesting in the home (it can happen).

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