These insects vary a great deal by their type and the threat they may pose. In Arizona, we deal with many household ants as well as carpenter and fire ants. We can handle any ant problem in Arizona.
Ants can nest nearly anywhere and may travel in trails to forage day and night. Ant colonies can become very large if left untreated. In addition, certain types will bite humans and can damage property.
Appearance and Life Cycle
Ants range in size from 1/10 to 3/8 inch in length. Their colors include black, brown-reddish, and yellowish.
Some lay one egg per day, while others will lay 15–30 per year. Queens have been known to live up to 25 years.
At times, any ant problem in Arizona can be very difficult to control. Twenty percent of the ants that come out from the nest are worker ants, who are in search of food and shelter areas.
Baits can be used to entice these workers to take the product back to the nest. This will allow us to eliminate them at the source. There are several ways to treat for ants, but proper inspection is needed to determine the type of ant and where its nest is located.