Moisture Ants

Moisture Ants

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Moisture Ants

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Moisture Ant is a collective name that includes a number of ant species. Moisture ant Moisture ants are a collective ant species that are attracted to areas of moisture and require large amounts of water to survive. Commonly mistaken for carpenter ants, these ants are also wood-destroying insects that infest wet, water-damaged wood rather than dry wood. When found inside of your home, a moisture ant infestation can be an early sign of water and plumbing issues in your property. Moisture ant colonies are medium-sized, numbering anywhere from a few hundred workers to several thousand. While moisture ants are harmless to humans, they are still a nuisance pest and can be difficult to control on your own.

How to Identify Moisture Ants

While moisture ants are an entire ant species, they all share similar characteristics. You can identify moisture ants by their: 

  • Color – moisture ants are yellow to dark brown in color
  • Size – they tend to be about 1/8 inch long
  • Nests – moisture ants make nests in water damaged, decaying wood, where they can accelerate decay and weaken structures
  • Odor – when crushed, they emit a citrus, lemon-smelling scent

How to Prevent Moisture Ants

Because of their attraction to moisture and wet wood, be sure to fix any leaks around your home or business to help prevent moisture ants. Repair any water-damaged, moist, or rotting wood within the structure of your property to eliminate any potential nesting areas. It’s also important to keep any food properly sealed and contained as moisture ants tend to feed on sweets and sugary foods. Finally, inspect your home for any cracks or gaps within the foundation that might be used as entry points.

Moisture Ant Control Solutions

When moisture ants have become a problem within your home or business, you can rely on PURCOR. Our pest control professionals provide high-quality pest control solutions that are both affordable and effective. To get started, find a service area near you or request a quote now!

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