Ants

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The most common inside pest complaint in Florida is ants. They can be a nuisance for any Florida home or business. Ants will infest almost any structure where they can find food and water. Leave a crumb of food or a juice spill unattended you may soon find them busily moving back and forth around the food site and the surrounding areas. Their small size makes them difficult to keep outside as they are constantly foraging for food. When they find food, they lay down a chemical trail, called a pheromone, so that other ants can find their way from the nest to the food source.

 

In addition to being unsightly they can sting (potentially causing death), damage lawns, contaminate food and spread disease.   In a business setting the presence of ants can cause loss of reputation and business.

 

While there are over 200 species of them in Florida common Ants in west central Florida include:

 

Acrobat

Argentine

Big Headed

Caribbean Crazy

Carpenter

Compact Carpenter

Crazy

Elongated Twig

Fire

Ghost

Odorous House

Pavement

Pharaohs

Pyramid

Rover

Thief

White Footed

 

Go to the University of Florida website for more specific ant species information:

 

http://flrec.ifas.ufl.edu/entomo/ants/Pest%20Ants%20of%20Fl/

 

At NaturZone we know how to quickly identify ant species, and then employ the latest green pest control technologies to quickly and effectively eliminate your ant problems.

 

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