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Ant Identification

There are several species of ants that are common to South Carolina.

  • Carpenter Ants: Carpenter ants are between 3.4 to 13 mm in length, are mostly black with a reddish tint, and have large mandibles.
  • Fire Ants: Fire ants are between 1.6 and 5 mm in length, are reddish in color, and display a visible stinger on the thorax.
  • Odorous House Ants: Odorous house ants are between 2.4 and 3.3 mm in length, are brown or black, and have an unevenly shaped thorax.
  • Acrobat Ants: Acrobat ants are under 5.4 mm in length, dark brown, have heart-shaped abdomens, and can release an unpleasant smelling pheromone when agitated.
  • Argentine Ants: Argentine ants are between 2.2 and 2.8 mm in length, can range from light brown to very dark brown, and have long, segmented antennae.
  • Images of Ants can be found from the National Pest Management Association »

Conducive Conditions for Ants

There are a few conditions that can increase the chances of an Ant infestation:

  • Unsanitary conditions within the home. Dirty dishes left in the sink, old garbage waiting to be taken out, and food spills and crumbs in hard-to-reach or unseen areas.
  • Previous termite or carpenter ant damage in walls or floors.
  • Moist areas of mulch or debris around the outside of the house.
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Ant Control Tips for Homeowners

There are several things homeowners can do to prevent and reduce Ant infestations:

  • Keep the floors under stoves, refrigerators and other appliances clean and crumb-free.
  • Empty garbage cans regularly.
  • Do not leave areas of moist leaves and excessive mulch around the foundation of the home.
  • Repair any previous Termite or Carpenter ant damage in the home.
  • Call a professional pest control service to receive proper treatments of baits and other preventive measures.


An ant infestation can quickly increase and become a permanent issue. If you have had more than a single outdoor sighting or are already seeing these pests in your garage or home call Action Pest Services for a customized treatment plan.

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