Oklahoma is home to a wide variety of ants because of the unpredictable weather we have. Unfortunately, this unpredictable weather can lead to heavy rainfall that destroys the outdoor homes of ants leading them to head indoors in search of shelter and food. Here are 3 Oklahoma ants that you are likely to find inside your home this spring!
Red Pavement Ant
One of the most prolific ant species nationwide, the red pavement ant can typically be found swarming around sidewalk cracks or around your picnic or barbecue spread. Although this species of ant will eat nearly anything, they have a particular fondness for sweet, sugary foods that they can detect from a long distance that leads them indoors. Because red pavement ants are incredibly small and establish large colonies, you may need professional assistance to remove them properly.
Odorous House Ant
If you have ever seen a small black ant on your countertop and made the mistake of crushing it, you likely got the unpleasant smell of rotten coconut or other fruit. This species of ant will often establish their colonies in wall or floor voids if possible, making them very difficult to get rid of. If they do find their way in, your pantry may be their first target if foods aren’t properly stored in airtight containers.
Originally found in South America, the Argentine ant is an invasive ant species that has become a common nuisance pest over time. In many cases, this ant species will take over abandoned ant colonies and use them to build their numbers. Argentine ants are capable of breeding very quickly, leading a small population to become a large problem if left unchecked.
Why Emtec Pest Control?
Contact Emtec Pest Control today to rid your home or business of unwanted ants. Our technicians are licensed, experienced and ready to provide you with a completely free, whole home or business pest control evaluation. Emtec Pest Control exterminates unwanted pests all across Oklahoma. Our service areas include Tulsa, Owasso, Oklahoma City, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby, Stillwater and Sand Springs. If you are ready to get started or want to proactively treat for pests that may make their way inside of your home or business, give us a call at (918) 663-0613 or contact us today!
At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.