These are Harvester Ants.
How to identify Harvester Ants:
Harvester Ants can be red or black and are commonly found at higher elevations, like mountains, although they are not exclusive to these areas. The Red Harvester Ants can be very aggressive, like Fire Ants, and they have a venomous bite. If you have an ant bite and get a welt that looks like a raised bump on your skin, you could be dealing with Harvester Ants. These ants build large mounds, so if you have aggressive red ants and notice large mounds, call us immediately.
What do Harvester Ants eat?
Harvester Ants will eat anything and everything. They will hunt for food or scavenge whatever is available.
How do Harvester Ants get into my home or business?
One ant gets in and the rest will follow, but how they get in is not the biggest problem. You'll want to get Harvester Ants out of your home as quickly as possible, because they are aggressive and will attack you, your pets, and your children.
How do I get rid of Harvester Ants?
Call a professional. With any type of aggressive pest, you should not attempt to remove them on your own, unless you are prepared to be bit and stung. Leave it to us, we will be happy to help. Contact us today so we can help as soon as possible!
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