One of the most common types of pests you may discover on your lawn or in your home in central Florida is an ant. You might come across several kinds of ants in Florida lawns, and some are more harmful than others. Here’s what you need to know about ants in Florida, as well as what you can do about them.
The most common types of ants you will generally find are the yellow meadow ant (Lasius flavus) and the pavement ant (Tetramorium caespitum). These types of ants are generally harmless to your lawn, although you may find them or their nests unsightly and want to get rid of them. Black field ants (Formica spp.) can be a different story, however.
The problem with field ants is that they form much larger and more complex colonies and nests in your lawn, which can indeed do damage to the grass. If you’re seeing major ant nests in your yard, it may be time to contact a professional for ant treatment.
Furthermore, whether you have small brown ants like the meadow or pavement ant or large black ants like field ants, if you let them proliferate enough, they will probably end up in your home. This can be a problem as they can get into your kitchen or other areas and possibly spread disease while making your home appear generally unsanitary.
You should usually not attempt to control your ant problem by yourself. The professionals at Bee Green Pest Control can assess the exact nature of your ant problem and determine the best solution that will resolve the issue while still letting you enjoy a lush, green, healthy lawn. We can apply post-emergent treatments to rid you of existing pests and schedule systemic pre-emergent treatments to help prevent new insects from appearing.
If you would like to leave the ants on your lawn alone but are concerned about ants getting into the house, we can provide a perimeter treatment to protect your home from an infestation, as well as safer indoor pest control treatments that can rid your home of any insects that have already gotten inside.
We make it easy to schedule ant control treatments for your home in central Florida. Start by visiting the scheduling page on our website to choose an available time for us to come to your house and assess your pest control needs. We will then provide you with a free estimate for our pest control services.
Once you have decided which of our services you want to engage, we can get to work ridding your home and landscape of ants and other unwanted pests. Contact us to get started now!