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If you live in Hawaii, you may have noticed that there is no shortage of bugs here on the islands. And one type of insect we are all familiar with is ants. This article focuses on the three most common ants in Hawaii; pavement ants, pharaoh ants, and carpenter ants; the issues they bring with them, and what to do if you have an infestation.
Ants. If you live in Hawaii, you are well acquainted with them. Sometimes it seems like our little islands have more than their fair share of insects; but when you have a year-round tropical climate, it is bound to be one of the drawbacks to the flip flop lifestyle. Ants, just like other insects in Hawaii, have no reason to hide for the winter so they continue to lay eggs and build nests in every season.
Hawaii is home to many types of ants. Ant infestations are among the most commonly reported pest problems for homeowners in Hawaii. Because ants are social and live in colonies of tens of thousands of ants, if you spot an ant in your home you can assume you are soon to be invaded by many more. While not dangerous, ants are a nuisance pest known to contaminate food, cause damage to structures, and some species bite and sting. The types of ants in Hawaii include: