Types of Ants and How Best to Deal with Them
How many types of ants are there? Pest control services can be called to eliminate your ant problems with carpenter ants, pharaoh ants, and pavement ants. When you need ant pest control, get professional help. The do-it-yourself sprays can potentially split ant colonies into several smaller groups which will then start reproducing across a wider area than you had to begin with and end up causing you more problems.
- Carpenter ants are social creatures that can range in population from just a couple dozen to millions. That’s right, millions! If you see these guys inside a building in late winter or early spring, you can be sure there is a nest inside somewhere. Don’t let your carpenter ant problem get that large. Catch it as soon as possible with professionals trained to spot signs of a nest and infestation.
- Pharaoh ants can be found in clothing, linens, food, and even between sheets of paper because nests can be tiny. The ant queen can lay hundreds of eggs in her life cycle. And, remember, sprays are virtually useless against a queen ant.
- Pavement ants are named for where they can be found: in driveways, under sidewalks, and on logs or stones. They can eat nearly anything to survive, including candy and other insects.
Large colonies of ants, such as carpenter ants, can be difficult to treat for the long term. Treatment options can be discussed with professionals to ensure that whole colonies can be disposed of and that new ant colonies won’t be re-started. It can take up to two weeks to see results and up to four weeks before no new ants are seen at all. It takes time for a proper long term solution to take effect but when it does, you will see that the efforts have been successful and worth the time spent.
The best way to handle ant pest control is to use a treatment that will be effective for the long term. You don’t want to deal with ant issues over and over again. Choose a professional service that will get your pest problems taken care of the first time. To learn about all our commercial pest control services, call 508-626-2847 or visit us online today.