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SUMMER IN LAS VEGAS IS HERE AND SO ARE THE ANTS

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SUMMER IN LAS VEGAS IS HERE AND SO ARE THE ANTS

One of the pests that we see in the Las Vegas Valley during the summer months are ants.

Ants are the most common insects that can be found in yards and gardens – most go unobserved living underground or out of sight. They find their way indoors through small cracks near utility pipes and the foundation of the home or damaged weather stripping round doors and windows. They come into the home looking for food and water

There are various types of ants to look for – the following are some species we see around town :

Fire ants have a copper brown head and body and can inflict a painful sting or bite.  They are ground nesters and found inside near the kitchen or somewhere warm like a fireplace.  Outside they can be in clumps of grass or under rocks or stones.

Black ants are as their name says black.  They usually form their nests outside but sometimes will be indoors. 

Carpenter Ants are also black.  They like to nest in wood by hollowing out spots in wood that can cause structural damage to your home.  They bit however do not sting and can fly in search of a good place to start a new colony.  They can be found in rotting fence posts, stumps and dead portions of standing trees.

Argentine Ants are light to dark brown in color.  They originated in South America and most likely got here via coffee ships.  They are usually found near moist areas and their colonies will mix with each other and form what is called supercolonies. Because of the sheer size of these colonies they will drive out other insects.

GLOBAL PEST SERVICES in Las Vegas is a licensed pest control company that is qualified to handle all your pest elimination needs including ANTS. Call our office at 702-657-0091 or go to our web site- to speak with us for all your pest control needs.  Get a quote now!

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