Ants in Your Plants…and HomeMissy Henriksen
Monday, July 28, 2014
Warm weather and rain create the perfect environment for ants to
thrive. Although they are an important part of any ecosystem, they
can cause major damage and unsanitary conditions if they gain
access to a home.
ants are one of the largest species of ants and are known for
their destructive nesting habits. These ants will chew tunnels into
wood siding to build a nest. Carpenter ant nests are most commonly
ants are another troublesome species but more for the health
threats they pose than for destructive behavior. People who have
insect bites or stings may have an allergic reaction if bitten
by fire ants. Shoes should always be worn when walking outside to
avoid stepping directly on fire ant mounds.