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How to get rid of ants?

Getting rid of ants begins with properly identifying the pest.   Once the ant has been identified, we begin our inspection outside, after all, that is where the ant began it’s journey.  We inspect for conducive conditions and cultural change that can aid in the pest control process. We will make you aware of factors in your environment that allow ants to thrive.  A custom program will be created based on your particular ant and environment.

Ants In Our Region

Although there are several thousand species of ants, we are lucky to have only a few in our region that are considered pests. The three most common ants that we will find in our homes are the carpenter ant, the pavement ant, and odorous house ants. We occasionally see other species, but these are the most common. The pavement ant and odorous house ants are nuisance ants but do not cause any property damage. However, the carpenter ant is a different story. It costs homeowners more money in damage each year than termites do. They do not do the damage nearly as fast, but when homeowners ignore them or attempt their own control methods.

Here are some clues as to what type of ant you may have:

Pavement Ants:

Small brown ant.

Usually in large numbers traveling in a line

Will be attracted to foodstuffs

Will be in areas where there is a lot of paved surfaces such as driveways and patios

Get a more detailed description here: http://www.pestworld.org/pest-guide/ants/pavement-ants/

Odorous house ants:

Small brown ant, slightly thinner than pavement ant.

Usually in large numbers traveling in a line

Often found trailing along counters and up walls

Not necessarily attracted to foodstuffs

Gives a distinctive odor if crushed

Get a more detailed description here: http://www.pestworld.org/pest-guide/ants/odorous-house-ants/

Carpenter Ants:

Large black ant from ¼’ up to ¾”

Many different sizes in same colony

Mainly observed in kitchens and bathrooms

Possible to hear in the walls

May observe sawdust about the consistency of pencil sharpener shavings

Attracted to moisture

May or may not be attracted to foodstuffs

Interesting Fact: The queen can live up to 25 years and workers typically live 2-3 years.

Get a more detailed description here: http://www.innovativepestmanagementcorp.com/logos/carpenterants.pdf

Whichever ant you have, our experts at Innovative Pest Management Corp will provide you with an efficient, unobtrusive solution that will give you peace of mind.

 

 

Ants In Our Region

Although there are several thousand species of ants, we are lucky to have only a few in our region that are considered pests. The three most common ants that we will find in our homes are the carpenter ant, the pavement ant, and odorous house ants. We occasionally see other species, but these are the most common. The pavement ant and odorous house ants are nuisance ants but do not cause any property damage. However, the carpenter ant is a different story. It costs homeowners more money in damage each year than termites do. They do not do the damage nearly as fast, but when homeowners ignore them or attempt their own control methods. 

Here are some clues as to what type of ant you may have:

Pavement Ants:

Small brown ant.

Usually in large numbers traveling in a line

Will be attracted to foodstuffs

Will be in areas where there is a lot of paved surfaces such as driveways and patios

Get a more detailed description here: http://www.pestworld.org/pest-guide/ants/pavement-ants/

Odorous house ants:

Small brown ant, slightly thinner than pavement ant.

Usually in large numbers traveling in a line

Often found trailing along counters and up walls

Not necessarily attracted to foodstuffs

Gives a distinctive odor if crushed

Get a more detailed description here: http://www.pestworld.org/pest-guide/ants/odorous-house-ants/

Carpenter Ants:

Large black ant from ¼’ up to ¾”

Many different sizes in same colony

Mainly observed in kitchens and bathrooms

Possible to hear in the walls

May observe sawdust about the consistency of pencil sharpener shavings

Attracted to moisture

May or may not be attracted to foodstuffs

Interesting Fact: The queen can live up to 25 years and workers typically live 2-3 years.

Get a more detailed description here: http://www.innovativepestmanagementcorp.com/logos/carpenterants.pdf

Whichever ant you have, our experts at Innovative Pest Management Corp will provide you with an efficient, unobtrusive solution that will give you peace of mind.

 

 

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Do you have a pest problem?  We'll fix it. Guaranteed.