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Ant Identification Guide

What are ants?


Ants are more than those pesky pests that are known to ruin picnics. Ants are social insects that invade properties in large numbers and are some of the most problematic and difficult-to-control pests living around our Rhode Island properties. There are millions of ants living in our area, and it is only a matter of time before some of those ants discover that your yard or home has the food and shelter they are looking for.

Below is a list of our area's most common ants:

  • Carpenter ants
  • Odorous house ants
  • Pavement ants
  • Pharaoh ants
  • Thief ants

Are ants dangerous?

Most of the ants found nesting in our yards are harmless and only occupied with the food and water sources they find in and around your yard. However, ants don't always stay outside and away from our homes. They are always out and about searching for food, and often that search leads them into our homes.

When ants are in our homes, they are mainly considered nuisance pests. However, some ants are more than just an annoyance and are considered dangerous to either people or our properties.

Pharaoh ants are dangerous because they spread salmonella and streptococcus. They are a huge concern in hospitals as they invade patient IV bags, eyes, and wounds searching for moisture. Carpenter ants are also dangerous. If they ever decide to create an indoor nest, they will invade and tunnel through structural wood, causing extensive and expensive-to-repair damage over time.

Why do I have an ant problem?

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How do I get rid of ants?

Don't try to tackle an ant infestation on your own — partner with experienced and dedicated professionals. At Encon, we can help you eliminate ants and other pests from your home and keep them from returning in the future. Our business is helping people, and we treat our customers like family and work as a team to ensure we meet your pest control needs and keep your family safe. Our knowledgeable and trained technicians will use the most up-to-date products available to perform the treatments and services necessary to rid your home of ants. Reach out to us today to get started with ant control in Worcester, MA, and surrounding areas that you can rely on!

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