Insects

 

Infrequent insect sighting can quickly become a nuisance when left untreated. Insects

such as fleas, ants, cockroaches, and silverfish are all common pest in Florida and can

become potentially harmful to your health. Remember, we treat our customers like

family including your four-legged friends, which is why all our pest controls are pet

friendly! Call Ranson of Punta Gorda to protect your home today!

Aliases 

  • Formicidae
  • Pavement Ants

Description

  • Size: Usually 1/8 inch
  • Color: Dark brown to black
  • Shape: Oval shaped
  • Limbs: 6 legs

Characteristics

  • Common type of ant that can live indoors or out
  • Named due to their fondness for nesting under pavement slabs
  • Leaves behind wood shavings which provides clues to nesting locations
  • Can lift up to 20 times its own body weight

The Crimes

  • Colonies can average 3K-4K insects
  • Will nest within foundation and hollowed out wall
  • May nest in woodpiles near homes
  • Will gravitate to and forage for any kind of food or crumbs left around
  • One queen can produce millions of babies in a lifetime
  • They show up and rarely leave on their own