Ants – The # 1 Nuisance Pest

Pest Control Technology (PCT) Magazine recently conducted a survey with pest management firms from across the nation to determine what they believe to be the #1 nuisance pest in America. The resounding answer – ants.

The ant species most reported was the Carpenter Ant, an ant that enters a building to nest or forage. They are called “carpenters” because they excavate their nests in wood, creating smooth tunnels and galleries. They generally excavate in wood that is decayed or damaged by other insects. A house built on the outskirts of town in a woodsy area is a prime candidate for a carpenter ant infestation.

Aside from Carpenter Ants, other top ant species that were noted were:

  1. Odorous house ants
  2. Pavement ants
  3. Pharaoh ants
  4. Little black ants
  5. Argentine ants
  6. Red imported fire ants
  7. Acrobat ants
  8. Crazy ants

There are over 8,800 species of ants in the world, which is why it’s always a good idea to have a pest management professional keeping them out of your home! At Massey Services, we focus on Pest Prevention, rather than pest control. Our pest services keep pests out for good and ensure they don’t enter your home or commercial property in the first place. Call 1-888-2MASSEY today to learn more or to schedule a free pest inspection!