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Ants Control Services

Ants are incredibly capable and intelligent creatures. They play a key role in the environment but, at the same time, can also cause huge harm to your property.  Their complex and cooperative societies allow them to survive and thrive in conditions that would be otherwise challenging to us.  As they could be quietly chewing away at your home, creating unknown damage; the sooner you address the problem, the less serious the damage is likely to be. It is also important to note that most homeowners insurance do not cover the cost for these type of repairs.

There are many different types of ants.  Carpenter ants, pavement ants and odorous house ants are just a few examples. 
 

 Carpenter Ants 
  • Are large ants, about 6 - 12 mm long

  • Are distinguished from termites by their narrow, wasp-waist

  • Have antennae with an elbow bend in the middle

  • Do not eat wood; they tunnel into it which eventually causes damage

  • Can make their nests in houses or buildings

Nests can be found in:

  • Moist, decaying wood like in rotting stumps and trees, woodpiles, or

  • In houses where wood has begun to rot, or

  • Drier areas like walls, eaves, ceilings, attics and crawl spaces.

 Pavement Ants 
  • Are small ants, about 2.5 - 4 mm long.

  • Black-brown ants, all black abdomen with paler legs and antennae.

  • Are distinguished by two spines on the back, two nodes on the petiole, and grooves on the head and thorax.

  • The colonies can be moderately large.

  • Primarily feed on oils and grease.

Nests can be found in:

  • along sides of garages and houses, and parts of houses which are constructed on concrete slabs.

  • May enter homes and businesses through small openings windows and doors, basement walls, or concrete floors.

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 Odorous House Ants 
  • Are small ants,  about 1.5 - 3.2 mm long.

  • Color from brown to black.  Also called sugar ant and stink ant.

  • When crushed, they leave a smell which leads nickname "stink ant".

  • Has polydomous colonies, meaning one colony has multiple nests.

  • Travel in trails, foraging day and night.

Nests can be found in:

  • Nest both indoors and outdoors. 

  • Indoors: nest in wall crevices, near heaters, water pipes, under carpets, beneath floors or sometimes behind paneling. Odorous ants

  • Outdoors: underneath soil; in logs, mulch, debris and under rocks.

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 Fire Ants 
  • Size varies from 2 - 6 mm.

  • Color range from blackish to reddish.

  • Colonies are founded by small groups of queens or single queens.

Nests can be found in:

  • Soil, often near moist areas, such as river banks, pond shores, watered lawns, and highway shoulders.

  • Usually not visible as it will be built under objects such as timber, logs, rocks, or bricks.

  • Can also be seen as dome-shaped mounds are constructed, though usually only found in open spaces, such as fields, parks, and lawns.

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 Moisture Ants 
  • Are monomorphic, 2 - 3 mm long.

  • Color range from yellow to dark brown.

  • Have a notch in the dorsal thorax (top of the center body division).

  • Occasionally, an outdoor colony will relocate inside in the bathroom or kitchen where a water leak is present.

Nests can be found in:

  • In and around moist rotting wood as well as under rocks.

  • Can infest buildings, particularly foundation forms in contact with soil, becoming a minor nuisance.

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 Our Ants Control Service 

An inspection will be required to determine the type of ants and the level of infestation in order to offer an appropriate treatment plan.  There are various ways in treating ants infestation and treatment can be conducted at your home's interior, exterior or both depending situation.