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Below is some information about pests that are found in the Rochester area.

Ants

Argentine Argentine Ants
Colonies can be as large as millions with multiple queens and subcolonies.
Worker ants are all the same size, about 2 - 3 millimeters.
Argentine Ants are usually dull brown in color.
Colonies can split in spring and summer to create a new subcolonies with just a single queen an 10 workers.

Carpenter Carpenter Ants
Colonies can be as large as 50,000 worker ants and they can live for 7 years!
When foraging they leave a pheromone trail, so that they know where they've been.
The mating season is generally between March and July, therefore, you will see increased activity in the spring.

Fire Fire Ants
Colonies can be as large as 500,000 with multiple queens.
Around 20 deaths in the world per year are caused by fire ants.
They have no natural predators in this country.
More than 350 million acres in the U.S. are infested with fire ants.
A Queen lives for 6 to 7 years and can produce up to 1,500 eggs per day.

Pavement Pavement Ants
Colonies average 3,000 to 4,000 and have several queens.
Color is dark brown to blackish, and are 2.5mm to 4mm long.
They make their nests in or under cracks in pavement.