Ant Removal and Getting Rid of Ants in the Clifton Park area.

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Ants: these insects are unquestionably annoying! Do you ever feel like ants or other pests are taking over your home or business? If you do, you should contact your local exterminator to properly identify your ant problem and provide effective ant removal. Although most ants are mostly just a nuisance, there are some ants that can actually be quite destructive.  

What types of ants are in my home?

It could be the acrobat ant:

  • Black in color.

  • Less than 1/8th in length.

  • Abdomen is heart-shaped.

  • Nests in stumps, in rotting logs and under woodpiles.

Or maybe the carpenter ant:

  • Red/black in color.

  • Ranges in size from 1/18 to 1/2 of an inch long.

  • Colonies are formed in moist, decaying wood.

  • May find sawdust or “frass” near where ants have entered the wood and where they are building their colonies.

  • These ants are wood destroying insects.

Or possibly the odorous house ant:

  • Brown to black in color.

  • 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch in size.

  • Can be found inside your home foraging for food.

  • They give off an odor when they are killed.

Or is it the pharaoh ant:

  • Light yellow to reddish brown in color.

  • Approximately 1/16 of an inch in size.

  • Infestations commonly occur in food areas.

  • Nests are located in protected areas within a structure, but they will also nest outdoors.

Maybe you're seeing pavement ants:

  • Dark brown to black in color.

  • 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch in size.

  • Known for making their colonies in the cracks of pavement but commonly found foraging for food inside homes.

Or could it be small ants:

  • Dark brown, black or jet-black in color.

  • Range from 1 – 4 millimeters in length.

  • They build nests in areas such as woodwork voids, rotting logs, cracks in cement, lawns and walls.

As a homeowner, trying to identify what type of ant is in your home can certainly be frustrating! As your pest control professional, Thomas Pest Services has the experience and knowledge necessary to get rid of ants and provide ant removal for your home or your business.  Before using over the counter or do-it-yourself measures, speak to a pest control pro! Some of these methods can make your ant problem worse and just put a band aid on the situation. The best approach is to contact your local pest control company to inspect your home and eliminate the ant colony at the root of the problem- the nest. Learn more about Thomas Pest Services today by giving us a call. We would be happy to discuss your pest control problems and help you come up with a strategy that works with your schedule, your budget and your particular needs. 

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