Posts with the tag: "ants in Hawaii"
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:
If you are noticing tiny ants that pack a powerful long-lasting sting invading your Hawaiian property you are not alone. Little fire ants are tiny non-native invaders that have taken over the eastern side of the Hawaii Island and if people are not vigilant they will soon spread and cause damage to other parts of Hawaii as well. These ants will rain down from trees on windy days to sting the neck, arms, and torso of people and children. Little fire ants are doing their best to take over Hawaii, so we have to work together to do our best to stop them!
Ah, it’s that time of year again- when the tourists invade! Actually, here in Hawaii we love our visitors; they come in droves every year, especially in August and they help our travel industry survive. They also remind us of how beautiful the state that we live in is and that we should stop for a moment to appreciate the beauty of nature that surrounds us. Other summer visitors that we appreciate far less in Hawaii are ants and other summer invaders. Now, these are true pests! They enter our homes uninvited while they search for food and they can be a real nuisance, especially when they invade in large numbers or start contaminating our food. Pests that are a problem in our Hawaii homes this time of year include ants, cockroaches, centipedes and spiders. What can be done to control these pests? Read on for a few pest control tips from the Honolulu exterminators at Sandwich Isle.