harvester Ant Facts

Can range in size from 1/12 to 1 inch (2 to 25 mm).

Typically live in large groups or colonies that can consist of millions of ants.

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Harvester Ant Infestation

Although harvester ants don’t invade structures, their nests, often located near homes or in yards places them in the category of ‘urban pests.’ Though not aggressive by nature, with the exception of the red harvester ant, the harvester ant can deliver an especially painful sting, if provoked.

Harvester ants are, by no means, subtle creatures. Dedicated to work and grass seed, harvester worker ants strip large sections of vegetation from the land around their nests. Easy to spot in naturally grassy areas, due to the mounds constructed above their nests, harvester ants can also clear areas as large as 23 feet in diameter. Additionally, the pests cover the nest entrance with an elaborate mound, which makes an infestation even easier to detect.

That said, while harvester ant infestations may be easy to find, they can also cause your lawn to look terrible, with whole areas of vegetation stripped away and mounds of soil rising from your otherwise carefully sculpted landscape.

In commercial settings, your bottom line depends on how customers perceive your brand. Because harvester ants can distract from the physical appearance of your home or business and pose physical threats to humans and pets, contact Truly Nolen today for a free inspection of your property for harvester ants.

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