As your exterminator we will check inside and out for ants and make sure the source or sources of your ant infestation are treated. The proper extermination process will make the difference when trying to achieve ant control.
Surprisingly, ants are of the same insect family as wasps and bees, and live in colonies that can have as many as half a million members. That small mound of dirt is often an ant nest with hundreds of interconnected underground cells that can extend up to several feet away from the mound. Here's a look at some of the types of ants you might find in your backyard or house:
Carpenter Ants - large black ants growing up to ½” long. They usually live outdoors in dead or diseased trees. Carpenter ants can destroy a home as they chew nests and passageways into wood. A lot of home infestations occur in wood that is older or has been moisture damaged.
Crazy Ants - dark brown to black in color and are about 1/10” long. They get their name from their erratic movements. Crazy ants will travel a long way to find food and can be found living indoors and outside.
Fire Ants - red ants that are about ¼” of an inch long, and usually create mounds of dirt. Fire ants can be very aggressive and sting by biting with their jaws and sting from their abdomen. They have the capability of stinging multiple times. Fire ant arrival can be traced in the US back to a 1930 cargo ship that made port in Alabama.
Grease Ants - shiny yellow, tan or dark brown 1/16-1/12” in length. Grease ant infestations usually occur during summer months generally in hidden areas, i.e. nested in walls, cabinet crevices, baseboards, under countertops.
Little Black Ants - shiny black or dark brown and about 1/8" long. They nest in woodwork, masonry, soil and rotted wood. They feed on sweets, meat, vegetable, an other insects.
Pavement Ants - brown to black ants are about 1/10” long and nest under stones or in cracks in curbs or sidewalks. These ants can live indoor and outdoors as they search for food and water.
Pharaoh Ants - small yellow gold ants with black marks on their back and are 1/16” long. They do not like the cold and are most commonly found in hotels, hospitals and restaurants. Little Black Ants are shiny black or dark brown and about 1/8" long. They nest in woodwork, masonry, soil and rotted wood. They feed on sweets, meat, vegetable, an other insects.
Sugar Ants -a common term used to describe small ants that do not bite, but could be any common species of ant. If you have an ant problem, it is best to call an experience pest control company. Different pest control treatments are effective for different ant species, so you need a pest expert to identify and treat your ant problem.
Natures Balance has licensed exterminators and have the knowledge and experience to treat for and exterminate all of the above varieties of ants. We use only EPA approved products that are safe for use around children and pets.
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