Welcome to Brothers Pest Management, your local Ant pest control company in Minnesota.

We specialize in providing effective ant pest control solutions to homeowners and businesses throughout the area. Among the many pests that we encounter in Minnesota, ants are a particularly common nuisance. In this page, we will discuss the different types of ants that are commonly found in Minnesota and how we can help you get rid of them.

Common Ants in Minnesota

  1. Carpenter Ants:

    These ants are the most destructive ants in Minnesota. They create their nests in wood and can cause significant structural damage if left untreated. Carpenter ants are usually black or dark brown and can grow up to half an inch in length.

  2. Pavement Ants:

    Pavement ants are small, dark brown or black ants that can be found nesting under rocks, pavement, and concrete slabs. They are attracted to sugary foods and can quickly become a problem if left untreated.

  3. Pharaoh Ants:

    These ants are a common indoor pest in Minnesota. They are very small, usually less than 2 mm in length, and are light yellow to reddish-brown in color. Pharaoh ants are attracted to moisture and can be found nesting in kitchens and bathrooms.

  4. Odorous House Ants:

    These ants are named for the strong odor they produce when crushed. They are small, dark brown or black ants that can be found nesting in homes and buildings. They are attracted to sweets and can quickly become a nuisance if left untreated.

How Brothers Pest Management Can Help?

At Brothers Pest Management, we offer a range of ant pest control services to help you get rid of these pests once and for all. Our experienced pest control technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your property to identify the type of ant infestation you have and develop a customized treatment plan to eliminate the problem. We use safe and effective ant control products and techniques to ensure that your home or business remains pest-free.

Contact Us Today

If you're experiencing an ant infestation in your home or business, don't hesitate to contact Brothers Pest Management. We're here to help you get rid of these pests quickly and effectively. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about our ant pest control services.

How to Identify Ants In Minnesota

Carpenter Ant

carpenter ant

Large ants indigenous to many forested parts of the world and build nests inside wood consisting of galleries chewed out with their mandibles, preferably in dead, damp wood.

Unlike termites, they do not consume wood they discard material that resembles sawdust.

Carpenter ants work to build the nests that house eggs in environments with usually high humidity due to their sensitivity to environmental humidity.

There nests are called primary nests. Satellite nests are constructed once the primary nest is established and has begun to mature

Residents of satellite nests include older larvae, pupae, and some winged individuals. Only eggs, the newly hatched larvae, workers, and the queen reside in the primary nests.

As satellite nests do not have environmentally sensitive eggs, the ants can construct them in rather diverse locations that can actually be relatively dry

Field Ant

Field Ant

Formica is a genus of ants of the family Formicidae, commonly known as wood ants, mound ants, thatching ants, and field ants.

Formica is the type genus of the Formicidae, and of the subfamily Formicinae.

The type species of genus Formica is the European red wood ant Formica rufa.

Field ants create mounds in open areas like lawns and meadows.

They do not nest in homes but may come inside when swarming or searching for food. Inadequate weather stripping and cracked windows can let the pests indoors.

Mounds built close to the foundation may also enable the ants to more easily enter a home.

Odorous House Ant

Odorous House Ant

Tapinoma sessile is a species of small ant that goes by the common names odorous house ant, sugar ant, stink ant, and coconut ant.

Their colonies are polydomous and polygynous.

Nests are found in a great variety of situations.

Indoor locations, odorous ants can nest in wall crevices, near heaters, water pipes, under carpets, beneath floors or sometimes behind paneling.

Outdoor locations, odorous house ants place their shallow nests beneath soil as well as in logs, mulch, debris and under rocks.

Pavement Ant

Pavement Ant

Tetramorium immigrants—also known as the immigrant pavement ant, pavement ant, and the sugar ant in parts of North America

It is an ant native to Europe, which also occurs as an introduced pest in North America.

Its common name comes from the fact that colonies in North America usually make their nests under pavement

Pavement ants in nature occur primarily in open meadows under rocks and other debris.

In more urban settings, pavement ants nest under sidewalks, under building foundations and under patios.

There is normally a single queen although larger colonies may have additional queens.



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