What Are those Small Black Ants

2Sometimes I am asked the question, “what are those small black ants?” If you are asking yourself this same question you need a FREE general pest control inspection. There are many different small ants in our area that can be nuisance ants. A customer in Georgetown asked me today, “What the heck are Rover Ants?”. And it’s a great question, so here’s the basics: Rover Ants are believed to have originated in Argentina, hitching a ride in the early 1970’s to North America. Since then it’s made a name for itself as one of the most invasive ants around. Nesting in the open, there’s hardly a sign of them except a small hole in the ground, but increasingly the Rover has become one of the most difficult pests to treat, accounting for more repeat visits than any other. The Rover Ant colony will have one queen and thier nests are usually located outdoors under rocks or any wood cover, but often can be found in the wall voids of your home. Treating these ants takes an integrated approach, with baits, dust, and spray to effectively control. Inside they are commonly found in bathrooms and kitchens and tend to gravitate toward light or windows. Without a good magnifying glass its hard to tell them apart from several other types of ants, so a professional inspection would be needed to properly identify if Rover Ants are your problem.

  • Exotic, invasive species imported from Argentina
  • Nest usualy under some type of cove but will use wall voids
  • Single queen colonies
  • An intigrated approach is usualy required to control

There are many types of small black ants in our area and identification is a key part of control. If your not sure what type os small black ant you are dealing with or would simply like to schedule a service, contact us today.