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
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
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
Pavement Ants - about 1/8" long; make their nests in cracks in pavement;
can infest a building.
Pharaoh Ants - about 1/16" long; are commonly 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.