Odorous House Ants: Odorous House Ants are among the most challenging of ants to control. Odorous house ants turn up in the most unusual of places. They are very adaptable and create numerous colonies, nesting beneath ground debris including wood piles, bricks, mulch, loose bark, etc. They may also invade spaces in walls, below carpets, and baseboards, etc. Eliminating odorous house ants involves locating each ant colony and treating it directly.
Pavement Ants: are one of the common ant species found. Pavement ants like to set up colonies beneath sidewalks and foundations and may also nest build beneath bricks, stones or compost heaps. You have probably seen these ants foraging for food crumbs on your kitchen counter or trailing around in your bathroom. Locating the actual nest of pavement ants can be difficult but is essential if they are to be eliminated.
Carpenter Ants: like to colonise in wood and can cause extensive structural damage if left untreated. Carpenter ants have a vicious sting when disturbed, so be careful how you approach their nests. Looking for signs of sawdust or moisture problems in walls will lead you to where carpenter ants can be found. Whenever there is wood in contact with soil and there is more than 30% humidity in the wood, you have the potential for carpenter ants to infest the wood.