Common Ant Species in the Summertime

Summer is the season of sunshine, barbecues, and unfortunately, ants. Ant infestations can quickly become a major nuisance if not addressed promptly. At J&J Exterminating, we understand the challenge and are here to help you identify and eliminate these pesky invaders. Here’s a quick guide to the most common ant species you might encounter during the summertime and how we can assist you in keeping them at bay.

Common Ant Species

1. Argentine Ants

Description: Small, dark brown to black ants that form large colonies.

Habitat: Prefer moist environments and are often found near water sources.

Behavior: Known for creating extensive trails and invading homes in search of food.

2. Odorous House Ants

Description: Small, brown or black ants that emit a rotten coconut-like smell when crushed.

Habitat: Nest indoors near moisture or outdoors under rocks and logs.

Behavior: They forage day and night, forming long trails from their nests.

3. Carpenter Ants

Description: Large, black or red ants that can cause structural damage.

Habitat: Prefer damp, decaying wood, often found in wall voids and hollow doors.

Behavior: They excavate wood to create nests, leaving behind sawdust-like material.

4. Pavement Ants

Description: Small, brown to black ants with parallel lines on their head and thorax.

Habitat: Commonly nest under sidewalks, driveways, and building foundations.

Behavior: They form visible trails and are attracted to greasy and sugary foods.

5. Fire Ants

Description: Reddish-brown ants known for their painful stings.

Habitat: Prefer sunny, open areas like lawns and fields.

Behavior: They build large mounds and are aggressive when disturbed.

How We Can Help

At J&J Exterminating, we offer comprehensive ant control solutions tailored to your specific needs. Here’s how we can help:

1. Inspection

Our expert technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your property to identify the ant species and locate their nests.

2. Customized Treatment Plan

Based on our findings, we will create a customized treatment plan to effectively target and eliminate the ant infestation.

3. Safe and Effective Solutions

We use safe and effective methods to treat ant infestations, ensuring the safety of your family and pets while eliminating the problem.

4. Prevention and Maintenance

To prevent future infestations, we provide ongoing monitoring and maintenance services. Our team will offer practical tips and solutions to keep ants away from your property.

5. Satisfaction Guarantee

Your satisfaction is our priority. We stand by our services with a satisfaction guarantee, ensuring peace of mind and a pest-free home.

Don’t let ants ruin your summertime fun. Contact J&J Exterminating today for a free consultation and take the first step towards an ant-free home. Visit our website at to schedule your appointment.

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