RED ANT INVASION That Looks like Fire Ants and Stream in All Over the House

Here in parts of Sarasota and Charlotte County Big-Headed Ants have been able to thrive and grow to epic proportions in and under resident’s homes. They are commonly mistaken for Fire Ants because of their mounding / excavating tendencies outside along drive and walkways. These polymorphic ants have funny looking soldiers that have large heads, thus the name. Make no mistake, that large head packs a huge set of mandibles that can bite and hold on to anyone threatening their colony. Finding their way into homes via cracks in caulk or grout, they can appear in one room and then… Read More »

How Your Bug Buddy Johnny Bugs Deals with Sarasota Problem Ants

Sarasota Problem Ants Nearby Photos Courtesy of David Mario Bazan There are several species of ants that we frequently encounter while doing pest control service in Sarasota. We call them the “big three”: Fire Ants, Carpenter Ants, and Sugar Ants (AKA: Ghost Ants). In the next few years, I’m sure we will be adding the Caribbean Raspberry Crazy Ants to that list. Let’s discuss each of these Sarasota Problem Ants quickly. Fire Ants Prevalent in Sarasota All three counties from Manatee to Charlotte have high levels of Fire Ant activity. Most homes we treat have at least a few fire… Read More »