Tips For Winter Ant Removal

Ants invading your personal space is a problem. It is difficult to rid of annoying pests that seem to come in droves. If you’ve tried every over-the-counter method without success… It might take the skills of a pest control service to eradicate your insect issue.

Tiny Titans: 15 Fascinating Facts about Ants

Ants are social, communal insects that live in large colonies and nests worldwide. There are numerous species of this common pest, and most establish their nests in soil. However, some choose to make their homes in wood, under rocks, below concrete slabs and near foundations. Food sources include sweets, fruits, and pantry staples people enjoy. Once they find themselves indoors, they can be difficult to control.

The most common types of ant include carpenter ants, pavement ants, pharaoh ants and fire ants:

Tiny Titans: 15 Fascinating Facts about Ants

  • Carpenter ants are the largest species of ant, usually black in color. Some appear to be slightly red or brown. Their name comes from the fact that they prefer nesting in wood, although they do not eat it. This very busy insect prefers a sweet diet.
  • Pavement ants are often the most common home invader where food is accessible. They have dark-colored bodies with brown legs. They often make small nest mounds in sandy areas near foundations, driveways, and sidewalks. Due to their overwhelming population and persistence, pest control services are recommended for handling this ant.
  • Pharaoh ants are small and appear to be a golden red color. They prefer warmer months in colder areas.
  • Red ants are pests that prefer warmer climates. They can be found just about anywhere due to travelers transporting them across the state and country borders. The red ant is distinguished by its copper head and red color. They build nests in open spaces like lawns, parks, and shorelines. They are not aggressive (as most people may think) but do have a nasty bite when encountered.
    Other ant species include the black ant and Argentine ant, just to name a couple. No matter the type of insect, they can be a nuisance and do not belong in your personal space. There are various over-the-counter methods and home remedies for controlling these pests, but sometimes these efforts are futile. Some other options may include liquid and dry granules, ant baits and natural options like garlic, vinegar, black pepper and mint. The problem is that these solutions are not always effective or long-term.

Ant ABCs and Purging These Pests

We can provide a permanent solution to get your personal space pest-free on a permanent basis. In business for more than 20 years, with a well-established rapport with our clients, we use only eco-friendly efforts and guarantee satisfaction long after we leave. For further information, do not hesitate to contact us at JDM Pest Control.