House ant identification for pest control in ME, MA, and NH

House Ants

House ants’ bodies are normally brown or black and are approximately 1/16 – 1/8 inch in length. Their antennae have 12 segments and are without a club (the thicker, base segment of the antenna).

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What is the House Ant Diet?

House ants are not finicky – they will eat almost anything. They normally eat insects, honeydew, and almost any household food.

What is the House Ant Reproductive Cycle?

The queen house ant lays one egg a day. The general time frame from egg to adult is 34 to 38 days, with the exception of winter, when it may take 6 to 7 months.

Where do House Ants live?

When they’re outdoors, house ants usually live under rocks, in cracks in the pavement, or in larger ant nests. Indoors, house ants may invade walls and insulation, as they prefer to be near a heat source. Most house ant colonies house several queens and between 100 to 10,000 workers. House ants are not known to be aggressive, but the workers can bite and sting.

Why are House Ants a Pest?

Often house ants are considered more of a nuisance pest. They do not appear to cause too much harm and are usually considered extremely annoying and perhaps even embarrassing to find in your home. However, while foraging for food and water, it is possible for house ants to contaminate food, potentially posing a risk to the health and well-being of you and your family.

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