Ants in Maine: Pest Identification Guide

Ants in Maine: Pest Identification Guide by A1 Exterminators

Maine, the picturesque state known for its stunning coastline and outdoor beauty, is also home to various ant species. Here are a few you might encounter in the Pine Tree State:

Carpenter Ants

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These big ants can be a homeowner’s nightmare. While they don’t eat wood, they tunnel through it to create their nests, potentially causing structural damage. Carpenter ants vary in color, but black or reddish-brown are common.

Pavement Ants

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Found near sidewalks, driveways, and building foundations, pavement ants are small, brown to black ants that create small mounds. They are often attracted to sugary substances and can become a nuisance in homes and businesses.

Odorous House Ants

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These ants emit a distinct, unpleasant odor when crushed, often described as rotten coconut. They are dark brown or black and are attracted to sugary foods, making kitchens and pantries prime targets.

Thief Ants

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Don’t let their small size fool you; thief ants are expert food thieves! They invade other ant colonies, stealing resources and causing headaches for homeowners. These light brown ants can be quite persistent.

Remember, this is just a glimpse of the ant species you might encounter in Maine. If ants are making themselves at home in your space, reach out to your professionals at A1 Exterminators here. We’ll help you reclaim your home and enjoy a pest-free Maine experience!

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