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When Found in Recreational Areas or Outdoor Living Spaces, Harvester Ants Are a Nuisance

Dealing with pests in your living space is a frustrating situation, although the presence of certain pests is more concerning than others. For example, the little black house ants you might see walking in a line to and from the pantry aren’t as worrisome as the species of ants that can cause destruction in your home or pests that carry bacteria and harmful diseases. Harvester ants is the name given to any species or genera of ants that collects mushrooms or seeds, which they store in their communal chambers. These ants can be beneficial when found in a garden, as they can increase seed dispersal and soil aeration. However, some types of harvester ants can also deliver painful bites and stings, so eliminating them from your property is the best course of action to protect your family.

At Pest & Termite Consultants, we can target and eliminate harvester ants for those in and around Apex, North Carolina. Our technicians often spot harvester ants on properties with flat, open, and sunny lawns, as well as bird feeders and gardens. The open space in a yard provides places for harvester ants to build their mounds, while bird feeders and gardens serve as food sources for these ants that search for seeds and other food items to keep their colonies alive.

When found in recreational areas or outdoor living spaces, harvester ants are a nuisance. They might bite or sting young children who are playing outside or pets digging in the yard. Contact us to take care of the problem and restore the safety of your yard.

At Pest & Termite Consultants, we can eliminate harvester ants from properties in Fuquay-Varina, Angier, Holly Springs, Apex, Cary, Garner, South Raleigh, and Clayton, North Carolina