Why Do I have Bigheaded Ants?
Bigheaded Ants are yet another major invasive species that is found here in Florida. They get their common name for their overly large head in relationship to the ants’ overall body size. Bigheaded Ants are commonly found nesting in your soil that has been disturbed, under your patio, and yard debris located on the ground surface. Bigheaded ants are omnivores, this means that they feed on both plant and other insects. This means that a large population/colony of insects in your yard will attract Bigheaded Ants.
They will climb up the outside perimeter walls of your home, finding small openings/cracks in the wall or window/doors for entry. Once in, they will make themselves at home; most likely in the kitchen area where there are plenty of food sources. They can live off grains, high-sugar content foods, seeds, vegetables, and other high-protein items.
Locating Bigheaded Ants In Southwest Florida
An infestation of Southwest Florida Bigheaded Ants can cause damage to a manicured lawn and have the potential to move to exposed fruits, packaged goods, and contaminating pantry goods. Being omnivores, they can also feed on houseplants which unfortunately can severely damage or kill them.
As with most ants, the number one sign that Bigheaded Ants are present is the sighting and sign of worker ants. They are sent out from the colony to forage for food, which is the main reason they enter your home from the outdoors and are visually seen in your kitchen and sometimes your bathroom as well.
Bigheaded Ant Facts in Southwest FLorida
- There are two types in a colony: Major and Minor workers.
- Major workers have the large heads and act as the “soldiers” to defend the colony.
- Major workers jaws are so strong they can crack seeds.
- Minor Workers are about half the size as Major workers and feed the colony while tending to the young ants.
Our Bigheaded Ant Control Guarantee In Southwest Florida
All U Need Pest Control, Inc. guarantees your complete satisfaction in eliminating Southwest Florida Bigheaded Ants. If there is a problem with any part of your service, both inside and out, we will come back out and re-service your home at no cost to you.
Your most important investment is your family’s protection from unwanted pests. Your home and environment are a vital part of this protection. With our experienced and highly trained staff of Certified Pest Control Operators, All U Need Pest Control provides a safe and secure feeling from Southwest Florida Bigheaded Ants.
Should you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding Bigheaded Ant Control Services, Please feel free to call the office at any time at (239)424-8742 or our Sarasota location at (941)256-7370. Thank you for choosing All “U” Need Pest Control Inc.
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