Ants are the most numerous insect worldwide – it’s estimated that there may be as many as 100,000 trillion of them on the planet (that’s a lot of ants AND zeros). So, it should come as no surprise that ants are the most commonly mentioned in requests for pest control services.
Since ants are social insects -- they live in groups called colonies -- if you see a few, many more are bound to follow as they search for food or a new home. Ants leave a pheromone trail and can have multiple nests for their colonies set up between your yard and the properties around you.
And while most ants are relatively harmless to humans – although they can spread germs as they invade your pantry – some species, such as carpenter ants, can damage wood structures. Then again, some species are aggressive and can deliver a painful bite. The most common in the U.S. is the fire ant, which can also lay some serious waste to your lawn.