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Let’s Go Crazy

In a world full of chaos, a pest with a name like Crazy Ant seems to fit right in. Crazy ants are tiny and scurry around like, well, crazy. They will eat just about anything from live and dead insects to fruits, plants and your open box of Captain Crunch. One of our techs said that Crazy Ants are his favorite to treat because they present a challenge called, “Find our Nest!”

Crazy Ants walking on branche

Usually, Crazy Ants live some distance away from their foraging area where they find food, so the best way to find their nests is to look for the workers carrying food back to their homes. Crazy Ants can be sprayed, but that won’t stop the problem. In order to effectively get rid of them, typically, we use baiting methods. These ants can be a bit picky sometimes and they decide what they like when they like it.  While we know what they usually prefer, a particularly resilient infestation may require some trial and error to find the right bait. Once they bring the bait back to the nest, the entire population is destroyed. 

If you have ants, give us a call.

We can identify them and bait them until they are gone. As always, we use environmentally-friendly, pet-friendly and toddler-friendly treatments so that the only pests we remove are the ones with six legs.  

Michael Ryan

President Michael Ryan is the founder and co-owner of Tempco Pest Control, Inc. His primary responsibilities include financial oversight, strategic planning and operations. Michael earned a B.S. in marketing with a minor in political science from Florida Southern College in 1990. He has a banking and entrepreneurial background as well as over 20 years of pest control experience. Michael holds Florida Certified Operators Licenses in Pest Control, Rodent Control, Lawn Care and Termite Control and earned the designation of Associate Certified Entomologist. He is also a member of the Entomological Society of America as well as the Certified Pest Control Operators Association. A Florida resident since 1990, Michael’s interests include fishing, boating, ornamental horticulture and his 225-gallon salt water aquarium.