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IDENTIFYING ANTS

What Do Ants Look Like?

Ants are commonly found pests that vary in shape, size, and color. Ants are either black, brown, or red and range from 1/16 inch to ¾ inch.

Detailed characteristics of this New Mexico ants are:
⦁ Acrobat Ants:
⦁ Acrobat ants have the ability to lift their abdomen over their thorax when they feel threatened
⦁ Often range from 1/16–1/8 inch long
⦁ Usually light brown to black in color
⦁ They often emit a foul odor when intimidated
⦁ Argentine Ants:
⦁ Often range from 1/8–¼ inch long
⦁ Generally brownish in color with one node
⦁ Carpenter Ants:
⦁ Often range from ¼–¾ inch long
⦁ Can be black and reddish-colored 
⦁ Generally attracted to nesting in wood
⦁ Fire Ants:
⦁ 1/8 inch long
⦁ Red ants with dark colored abdomen
⦁ Odorous Ants:
⦁ 1/8 inch long
⦁ Black with one node
⦁ Pavement Ants:
⦁ Often range from 1/8–3/16 inch long
⦁ Generally brown to black in color
⦁ Pharaoh Ants:
⦁ 1/16 inch long
⦁ Generally light brown to red in color
Once you have identified the problem ant, a control solution can easily be established.

PROBLEMS WITH ANTS

⦁ These pests are quick and will move often; it may even seem as though they have moved their nest in an instant. Each ant species has individual problems associated with an infestation.
⦁ Some give off a foul odor when squished, while others can create extensive structural damages to your home if not addressed in the proper way.

Ant Infestations in Albuquerque or Santa Fe Areas

⦁ These infestations commonly happen in moist ground, wood, or other areas. The majority of ants will nest outside under rocks or in logs, but occasionally, some will decide that the inside your home is more appropriate for their needs.
⦁ Ants can get into your home in a number of ways that you might not imagine
⦁ When approached, some ants may become aggressive and bite or give off a repulsive odor.

ANT CONTROL

Trying to control an ant infestation as a homeowner can be very difficult and frustrating. Your best option is to trust a professional to deal with your ant problem.
Critter Control of New Mexico provides exceptional proven pest control solutions to get rid of your New Mexico ant problems and create a long-lasting pest control solution. Call Critter Control of New Mexico at 505.545.8883 in Albuquerque or 505.545.8891 in Santa Fe, if you are experiencing an ant control problem.