Do You Have Ants? We Can Help!
You might be surprised to know there are a lot of different types of ants. The most common ones you might find in or around your home include: acrobats, argentine, carpenter, crazy, fire, and field ants. There are four distinct life stages, as they start as eggs for about one to two weeks, become larvae, then pupae, and finally an adult.
They live in groups, which are referred to as “colonies.” Colonies are commonly built inside trees or underground and can contain up to 300,000 to 500,000 ants. These colonies are ruled by the queen ant and each ant in the colony has a specific job to perform.
Due to their size, ants can enter your home through the smallest cracks, as they search for water and food. Once ants have found a food source inside your home, they leave a scent trail, which contains pheromones. This tells other ants to follow their trail to find the food source.
While many might not think too much of these little critters, some types of ants can actually be harmful to both you and your home. Fire ants can physically harm you as they bite to get a grip on your skin, then they sting you. When they sting you, they inject a venom called Solenopsin. This is dangerous both to you and any small animals.
When it comes to your home, carpenter ants are ones that are particularly dangerous. These ants make their nests in wood, which can cause structural damage to your home if they choose your house as their nesting place.
Diagnosing Your Ant Problem
You can rely on our expertise to figure out exactly what’s going on and how to treat it. Then we’ll recommend the most effective and efficient way to get rid of the ant problem quickly and thoroughly.
House ants are one of Long Island’s most abundant pests. Below you will find a brief description to identify if you have an ant problem in your home. You can also email a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 800-311-6655.
Just like humans, they need three things in life to survive: food, water, and shelter all of which can be found in your home or business. The goal with the Select Exterminating pest management program helps you eliminate and control all aspects of your home. The leaking faucet in your bathroom or kitchen may just be why they have entered your home.
Size: 1/16 of an inch in length
Activity: They form mounds in front of homes in brick work as well as in lawns. Ant activity in walkway pavers can undermine the paving stones by displacing the sand from underneath. Immediate treatment can eliminate costly repairs!
Contact Select Exterminating today to schedule a free inspection and get your free estimate for ant control services!
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