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Crazy Ants

What are Crazy Ants?

Crazy ants that are insane do not travel in a straight line. Instead, they move in a frenetic, unpredictable, and/or jerky manner. Their erratic motions give them an “insane” appearance.

Crazy ants were introduced from South America, as they are not native to the United States. Since their introduction, they have aggressively spread throughout your state and the rest of the southern United States.

Crazy ants are a kind of ant that are exceedingly small. The long, segmented body is coated with tiny hairs and is brownish-red to black with a gray sheen.

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Crazy Ants Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are crazy ants dangerous?

Crazy ants are a dangerous species of ant that cause numerous difficulties for humans and our property:

  • Crazy ants invade electric equipment in such large numbers that they cause shorts and other costly damage.
  • The food we eat and the surfaces we touch can become contaminated with bacteria and pathogens from their body and legs.
  • Crazy ants can be a menace to native ant populations.
  • Livestock and small animals often suffer from damage to their eyes and ears caused by crazy ants.

Why do I have a crazy ant problem?

Crazy ants love the warm weather in the US, and they would die if they were exposed to cold temperatures. If it gets too chilly outside, these ants will go inside to find warmth.

Crazy ants are first attracted to human settlements because they offer ample food sources and a place to build their nests.

If these creatures are nesting or feeding in your yard, they can easily find their way into your home or garage.

Where will I find crazy ants?

While crazy ants typically live outdoors, they will enter homes or businesses in search of food, moisture, or shelter.

Outside they nest in or under:

  • Mulch
  • Rocks
  • Leaf litter
  • Tree cavities
  • Woodpiles

Inside they nest in or behind:

  • Electronics
  • Electrical units
  • Walls
  • Crawlspaces
  • Large appliances

How do I get rid of crazy ants?

If you’re looking for someone to get rid of crazy ants quickly and efficiently from your home or business, 24h Pest Pros is the best choice.

We are proud to provide our customers with services that are not only effective but also convenient and reasonably priced.

We know how much of a nuisance crazy ants are, but with our help, you won’t have to worry about them anymore.

Our experienced professionals will collaborate directly with you to provide top-notch pest control services utilizing the most advanced and effective solutions available.

Call us today to learn more about our ant control services! Let’s work together to get rid of those wild ants!

How can I prevent crazy ants in the future?

The best way to avoid having issues with crazy ants is by partnering with 24h Pest Pros and following these preventative tips:

  • Closely inspect the exterior of your home to make sure the foundation and exterior walls are sealed.
  • Place door sweeps on exterior doors and sliding glass doors.
  • Seal any openings around the electrical cables and other utilities entering your home.
  • Create a barrier of crushed rock between the soil or mulch and the foundation of your home.
  • Trim bushes and shrubs away from your residence.
  • Remove fallen trees, tree stumps, leaves, and other debris, crazy ants may be able to establish a nest.
  • Keep garbage cans and compost bins covered with secure lids to prevent foraging ants.
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