What you need to know about Ants

We classify Ants into two different categories house pest and other. The distinguishing differences between these two categories are the way we treat and therefore price them.


We consider most common Ants to be House Pests some examples of these are the Odorous House Ant, the Argentine Ant, and the little Black Ant. These Ants range from brown to black and are generally small in size compared to other ants. These ants traditionally forage inside for food or water and on occasion nest inside.


What you can do: Typically one of the first things we as a pest control company are going to look for are points of entry, what you as a customer can do is to look around your house for any places that go from the inside of your house to the outside or underneath of your house and seal them. Another thing we're going to look at is how can these pest get over or around our chemical and into your house, what you can do there and what we're probably going to suggest is that you cut back and trees or bushes touching the side of your house or the roof of your house, and remove any debris from around your house. The last common problem we're going to check are your gutters, ants love to nest in gutters if they are packed due to the readily available moisture.



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Fire Ants
Fire ants are one of the most versatile and resistant ant species around today. For outside treatment of Fire Ants we use Top Choice Granules over your entire lawn and warranty that for one year. For inside treatment depending on the severity of your infestation a combination of an inside treatment and an outside treatment may be needed, if its a light infestation we refer you to the section on general house ants above.
How to recognize them: Fire Ants are yellow to dark red-brown. Fire Ants also have a stinger at the tip of their abdomen.
Where to find them: Fire Ants build large colonies in the ground. Fire Ant colonies generally develop into 30 to 100 different mounds per acre.
Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants fall into the category of a wood destroying insect and can most easily be identified by its large wings (not all of them have them) and the path of destruction they leave behind in their wake. Carpenter ants can cause a lot of money in damage in a relatively short period of time.
Where to find them: Carpenter Ants, unlike most ants who nest in soil, nest in wood and Styrofoam. Their favorite nesting places are moist wood, be it a water leak in a home or a rotten stump.
What you can do: You as a home owner can remove overhanging tree limbs, stumps, firewood, and patch any water leaks you have be it a leaky faucet or a leaky roof.