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Integrated Pest Management · Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of California


adult Argentine ant

Adult Argentine ant.

southern fire ant

Southern fire ant.

Ants are among the most common pests in households. They are also found in restaurants, hospitals, offices, warehouses, and other buildings where they can find food and water.

Although ants are annoying when they come indoors, they can be beneficial by feeding on fleas, termites, and other pests in the garden.


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