How to Identify & Control Different Types of Ants
A guide to ants found throughout the United States.
When it comes to irritating insect pests, ants rank near the top of the list. With close to close to 1,000 species of ants in the U.S., at some point, most people will have to deal with ants in their home or yard (or both). The first step is to confirm that the insects that have invaded are indeed ants. The second step is to identify what kind of ant you’re dealing with. Then, of course, you need to fight back. Let this guide help you.
Prevent Future Ant Infestations
Once you’ve controlled the ants in your home, you should caulk any cracks you can find and shore up any leaky pipes that could be providing the ants with a water source. By routinely cleaning up crumbs and sticky food residue, you can further convince ant pests that your home isn't the right place for them.