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Posted on May 25, 2010 with No Comments
A recently published article in New Hampshire’s online Sentinel Source article explains how a resident was recently bit by ants and wanted to find out what kind of ant it was. Normally most people think that if they get bite/stung by an ant, it’s a fire ant.
Fire ants are known for their painful sting. They are usually small, red ants that nest in lawns or on cement. Pavement ants are a little bigger and are black. They get their name because they like to nest in the crack of pavement. The resident sent the ant sample to a lab in Connecticut and surprisingly it turned out that the bite was from pavement ants. When you are outside make sure to be aware of all ants. Do not leave crumbs or food just lying around and make sure you use insect repellent with DEET when outside. If you have an ant problem, feel free to contact us by phone 800-479-2284, email, live chat, facebook, or twitter.