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Chances are if you live in Southern California you've had to live with ants at some point, because ants are among the most prolific creatures in the history of planet earth! The most common ant in and around the house and garden in California is the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (formerly Iridomyrmex humilis). Other common ant pests include the Pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis), odorous house ant (Tapinoma sessile), thief ant (Solenopsis molesta), southern fire ant (S. xyloni), and pavement ant (Tetramorium caespitum). The velvety tree ants Liometopum occidentale and L. luctuosum nest in trees and are common outdoor species in landscapes. Ants also invade restaurants, hospitals, offices, warehouses, and other buildings where they can find food and water.
Prevention Measures: Storing food in sealable containers, caulking entry points, cleaning up any spills.
If ants do get inside clean them up quickly with soapy water. Call pest professional for colony penetrating treatment.