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Rover Ants

What are Rover Ants?

Rover ants are not an indigenous species in the United States. This species of ant has rapidly colonized the southern region of the United States after being introduced there in the 1970s. They are a common nuisance that individuals who live near have to contend with on a regular basis.

These ants appear identical to most other ants to the naked eye. Adult workers range in size from 1/12 to 1/16 of an inch in color from pale yellow to a darker blackish-brown.

When examined more closely, rover ants can be distinguished from other species of ants using the physical traits that are listed below.

  • Rover ants have a nine-segmented antenna as opposed to a twelve-segmented antenna like most other ants.
  • Compared to the size of the head rover ants have very large eyes.
  • The rover ant’s thorax is “humped.”
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Rover Ants Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are rover ants dangerous?

Rover ants are not known for causing structural damage or biting or stinging humans. Although rover ants are not a particularly dangerous species of ant, they are undeniably a nuisance.

Once inside, it is difficult to eradicate roving ants that have moved indoors to nest or forage for food.

Why do I have a rover ant problem?

Rover ants require a lot of moisture and if the weather gets too hot or dry during the summer months, they will look for shelter indoors. They build nests near areas where there is moisture so that they can stay hydrated.

They gain access to the interior through cracks in the foundation, gaps under doors, weak siding, vents, and holes in the roof.

As with the majority of other pests, these ants cause the most trouble on properties that provide them with abundant food sources. Garbage cans, recycling bins, pet food bowls, gardens, and outdoor dining spaces can attract rover ants to a house.

Where will I find rover ants?

It is usual to find communities of rover ants in locations with dense human populations.

They like utilizing the food and shelter we offer for them. Additionally, these ants are attracted to damp places.

Outside they nest in or under:

  • Mulch
  • Trash
  • Leaf piles
  • Woodpiles
  • Brush piles
  • Overwatered garden areas
  • Areas next to pools

Inside they nest in:

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Laundry rooms
  • Basements
  • Potted plants

How do I get rid of rover ants?

Partnering with the local specialists at 24h Pest Pros is the stress-free approach to eradicating rover ants from your home.

24H Pest Pros is the fastest, most reliable way to get rid of rover ants. We offer quick response times and a guarantee that your pests will be gone for good.

To keep rover ants and other pests at bay throughout the entire year, our seasoned professionals offer high-quality pest control services through our residential and commercial pest control plans.

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