Of all the household pests in North Carolina, ants are probably the most invasive. There are a number of troublesome species in the Western North Carolina region, and Gibson Pest Control deals with all of them on a regular basis. Many people think of ants as nothing more than a nuisance, but they can actually cause serious harm to both your property and your family’s health.
Odorous House Ant
Odorous house ants are found in more North Carolina homes than any other species. They invade houses and other buildings in search of warmth and food. Like many other insects, house ants pick up a variety of contaminants as they crawl on dirty surfaces. They then contaminate infested food with these contaminants as well as their droppings.
Red imported fire ants are native to South America, but they were accidentally introduced to Mobile, Alabama, in the 1930s. Their mounds are now a common sight throughout the South. These ants are known for their aggressive swarming, and their bites leave painful bumps on the skin.
Carpenter ants are larger than most other species, and adults can grow to be an inch long. These ants use their powerful jaws to carve out extensive tunnel systems inside wooden structures. If they target the wooden components of your home, the necessary repairs could be costly.
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As a North Carolina resident, you will most likely find one or more of these species in your home at some point. If you want to get rid of ants on your property, contact Gibson Pest Control for a free quote. Our experienced technicians use the most advanced baits and tools available.