Argentine ants are an invasive pest species that are extremely concerning when they pop up in your living space. As their name suggests, these ants are native to Argentina, as well as Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. They are light to dark brown in color and have antennae with 12 segments, which differentiates them from other types of ants. Their colonies support multiple queens, so they breed rapidly and create massive colonies that can include hundreds of thousands of worker ants. Argentine ants are drawn to waste and decay, so they spread bacteria in homes and on properties, which is part of what makes them so concerning.
Because of the large sizes of their colonies, Argentine ants should be treated and eliminated by a professional pest control company. Trying to handle the removal on your own could result in a disruption of the colony, which could mean the ants move around and create new colonies or spread bacteria throughout your living space. If you’re concerned about the presence of these harmful insects in your Cary, North Carolina home, contact the professional team at NC Pest Control. Argentine ants are one of our areas of expertise, and we can eliminate them for good.
One of the most telltale signs of an Argentine ant infestation is the network of foraging trails that they use for travel. You’ll often spot them traveling up the sides of buildings and into trees, as well as through windows and doorways of homes. Contact us to take care of this problem at the first sign of Argentine ants.
At NC Pest Control, we can eliminate Argentine ants from properties in Fuquay-Varina, Angier, Holly Springs, Apex, Cary, Garner, South Raleigh, and Clayton, North Carolina.