A time comes when most homeowners have to deal with pest infestation. The subject of dealing with ant infestations often end up being very interesting considering that there are many types of ants. As such, how you choose to eliminate them depends on the species. Due to the enormous variety of ant species, it is not always easy for most homeowners to tell which kind of any they are dealing with. That said, these article takes a closer look at some common ant species and their traits.
Types of ants
This is one of the most native ant species. It is small and dark colored. It is also responsible for creating small sand hills along sidewalks. These insects are naturally attracted to sweet things like boric acid. As such, you should use boric acid to attract them. From there, you should use an appropriate pesticide to get rid of them. The good thing about dealing with these type of ants is that many pesticides can be used considering that they are quite common.
This is a common household insect as well. They are usually tiny with a brownish color. This is one of the most difficult ant species to deal with. Like the pavement ant, they are also attracted to sweet things. They might also be exterminated using a similar pesticide but not always. As such, you should take time and read through to ensure the pesticide works on them as well.
This ant species live in colonies. They are also very protective and are always willing to attack anything that comes their way. Their evil nature makes it difficult to get rid of them at first. Exterminating these species is done in two phases. You first broadcast the insecticide in all their colonies. After broadcasting, you will also be expected to apply a liquid/organic insecticide, by soaking the nests. As you do this, you should ensure that the bait is also used uniformly.
These three types are the most common type of ants. Getting rid of ants requires you to identify the exact species you will be dealing with. As much as the techniques might be similar, failure of one method should be backed up by another method. Failure could be attributed to misidentification of a species or use of the wrong pesticide. Therefore, ensure you get things right before using any pesticide.