How to Get Rid of Rover Ants
When outdoors, rover ants live in mulch, leaf litter and trash piles. They are also common in urban areas with high levels of human activity. Moisture attracts these very small insects. Therefore, these pests may often show up in swimming pools or overwatered gardens.
Rover ants can survive in a variety of habitats. Therefore, colonies may move indoors looking for sweet foods or shelter. You may find these pests in bathrooms and kitchens during hot, dry summer months.
Do Rover Ants Cause Damage?
Rover ants don’t consume wood and don’t cause structural damage to homes or other buildings.
However, these pests are particularly annoying because they readily infest homes, hospitals and businesses to forage and/or construct nests in wall voids. Thankfully, colonies are small — ranging from hundreds to a few thousands members.
Do Rover Ants Bite?
Rover ants do not bite, sting or transfer diseases. However, they infestations are difficult to control. As a result, this enables these ants to become major nuisances inside homes.
Many confuse rover ants with other ant species, further complicating removal and prevention. A rover ant colony may build nests inside the following:
- Cinder blocks
- Electrical outlets
- Light sockets
- Wall voids
Preventing Rover Ants
Rover ants are often associated with moisture and fungal decay. Therefore, efforts to remediate moisture problems will greatly help.
We also recommend replacing wood damage due to water and addressing nesting areas in moist areas under debris, landscape timbers or rocks. Additionally, it is beneficial to seal entrance points that ants and other pests can utilize to get into your home or building.
Professional Rover Ants Pest Control Services
Depending on the size of the infestation, chemical products may be necessary to obtain an acceptable of control. Using insecticides to target and treat nests, as well as the application of perimeter treatments will aid greatly.
Our technicians at City Pest Control technician are trained to help manage rover ants and similar pests. Every building or home is different. Therefore, your City Pest Control technician will design a unique program for your situation. Contact us with the link below to schedule your ghost ant pest control services with us today!