What is a Common House Ant?
Pavement ants are tiny, brown to black ants that range in size from 1/20 inch long to 1/2 an inch long. They have an unevenly shaped thorax and two nodes, or bumps, between the thorax and the abdomen. These very social insects typically reside underground and are considered one of the most common household pests in our area. Other common ants include carpenter ants and pharaoh ants.
Why Do I Have Ants in My Home?
Ants can be active in homes and other buildings year round. Normally, they are found in slab-on-grade dwellings, such as townhomes, or in the basement of houses. This is because they are soil dwellers and survive beneath the concrete slabs of heated buildings. They may be seen in winter, foraging for sweets, fats, and proteins. Ants have a wide variety of nesting habits and food preferences. Some ants build nests in soil, producing characteristic mounds while others nest in homes behind moldings, baseboards, counter tops, and similar places.
Are They Dangerous?
Pavement ants are primarily a nuisance and cause little damage. Although there are no diseases associated with these ants, they may infest food and grow in number to infestation level quickly.
How Do I Get Rid of Ants?
The key to getting rid of ants is to eliminate their nest. Killing the ones you see is helpful, but doesn’t get to the root of the problem. That’s why solving the issue can actually be difficult. If the nest is not destroyed, the ants will keep coming back. Contacting Plunkett’s Pest Control is the most effective way to ensure your property is kept free of ants.
Can I Do Ant Pest Control Myself?
Yes, you can, as long as you use pest control materials that the ants take back to their nest and share with the gang. If you try it yourself and can’t get them to stop, call Plunkett’s, we’ll get them for sure.
How Soon Can You Get Here?
At Plunkett’s Pest Control, our goal is to help you in the shortest time possible, causing you the least inconvenience while eliminating your ant problems in the most cost-effective manner. We make every effort to be with you the same or very next day.
How Can I Prevent Ants in The Future?
Trying to discourage ants from invading the home can be frustrating. Proper food storage and waste management will reduce the food that often attracts worker ants indoors. Clean all kitchen surfaces, vacuum daily and rinse recyclable containers before storage. Call as soon as you spot them to prevent a larger need for ant pest control services.