Field ants are known by many other names, such as thatching ants, red ants, and wood ants. These ants get their name from their preference for nesting outdoors. They build massive mounds in lawns and fields that can be 3 to 4 feet wide and 2 feet tall. Field ants are yellow to red in color and 3 to 8 millimeters in length. Field ants eat honeydew. They will protect aphids and feed on the honeydew that they produce.
Why Do I Have Them?
Field ants prefer to nest outdoors in lawns or fields near sidewalks, trees, and fences. They are commonly found in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. Rarely will field ants enter houses, but they may come inside searching for food. They are primarily outdoor pests. If not controlled, nests can grow to extreme sizes, which can be an eyesore on your lawn.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
Field ants are problematic when they are not controlled. Field ant nests can grow to extreme sizes affecting grass growth and landscaping. These ants are relatively passive, but they will bite if disturbed. When foraging for food inside homes, these ants will contaminate unsealed food found within kitchen pantries and cabinets.
Treatment & Control
How Do I Get Rid of Field Ants?
Getting rid of field ants can be difficult because of their large colonies and nesting habits. If ants have already invaded your property, the most effective way to get rid of an ant infestation is to contact a pest control professional. At Advanced Wildlife and Pest Control, we offer effective pest services that will get rid of your ant problem.