The Tawny Crazy Ant | Portland Pest Control
Ants of all sorts can be a serious problem for your home. Not only are they annoying, but they can damage parts of your home and cost you serious money. One of the ants that is causing the most problems is the Tawny Crazy Ant. These ants are some of the most destructive pests that can infest your home, which is why if you find them you should consider calling a professional pest control service like Portland Pest Control to help you exterminate the problem.
Today we’re going to learn more about what the Tawny Crazy Ant is, where it is causing the most damage, and what you should do about it if you find them in your home.
What is The Tawny Crazy Ant?
Tawny Crazy Ants are known best for their ability to swarm in huge numbers. Their populations can easily exceed any other type of ant infestation, which makes them even more dangerous. So what do they look like? Like all ants they are very small, about 2mm in length, and they are brown and hairy (you’ll need a microscope to see the hair unfortunately).
The best way to spot this type of ants is by their numbers. In normal ant infestations, you’ll find only one or two queens. Tawny Crazy Ants can have up to 20 in a small area, with a proportionate number of worker ants. You can imagine how fast the population will grow with those types of main numbers.
Where Are They Found?
These ants can be found all around the country, as they have spread further and further since the 1990s. Primarily, however, the largest numbers of them have been found in the southern United States.
One of the problems that Tawny Crazy Ants can present is that they are extremely hard to get rid of. Traditional ant traps do not work as they are meant to target different types of ants, namely fire ants. So if you find that you have an infestation of Tawny Crazy Ants, you may spend hundreds of dollars on sprays and traps and still end up in the same position. What should you do at that point?
The answer is that you’re left with no choice but to consult a pest control company like Antworks, Portland Pest Control in order to exterminate the infestation. They will be able to come in and work with specialized tools to not only get the ants out of your house, but also prevent them from getting back in. They’ll be able to point out access points, and what you can do to close up any holes in your defense. While this isn’t the most elegant do it yourself option, it is the best option to get rid of this type of ant.