Ants are the most common pest problem reported. These tiny scavengers will enter your home or business looking for moisture and an accessible food source. Sometimes even rotting or damp wood that has mold damage can attract ants. Most, but not all ants feed on most kinds of sweets. They also feed on cheese, meats, vegetables, grease, peanut butter, and dead insects.
Ants often enter a home through cracks around windows or doors, but may also be able to get in through holes for wires. Once inside, the growing ant colony can become a problem quickly as ants mature from juvenile to adult within a matter of days.
There are thousands of species of ants, but only 4 commonly found species in the United States. It will be necessary to properly identify the ant species that you have before an effective means can be used to get rid of them.
Carpenter Ants - are about 5/8" long, make burrows in damp wood, but can go from there to damage solid wood. They do not eat the wood, but simply remove it for nests.
Red Imported Fire Ants - vary in size from 1/8" to 3/8", make large mounds for nests; give a painful sting. They will enter a building through cracks and holes.
Pavement Ants - about 1/8" long; make their nests in cracks in pavement; can infest a building.
Pharoah Ants - about 1/16" long; arecommonly found in hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, apartment buildings, etc.; are capable of transmitting Staphylecoccus and Psuedomonas infections in a hospital setting.
Ants with wings can often be mistaken for termites - which may lead to a wrong treatment. Ants have a very narrow thorax (mid-section), while termites' bodies are more uniform.
Treatment is best when it is performed near the nest - instead of being widely applied. We are ready to come and evaluate the extent of your ant problem and can give you a free estimate. We use a minimum amount of the correct treatment designed for a particular type of insect - to give you the fastest and best results possible.