Ant Control Westchester NY
Westchester County Pest Control offers full service pest control that covers all sorts of pests including ants with ant control. Ants are a huge problem for homeowners as they can bite, cause destruction as well as contaminate our food and food preparation areas.
Our expert technicians have been trained to not only identify the problem but use the best techniques to get rid of ants. If you want to have your home treated right the first time and those pesky ants exterminated, call our office and schedule an appointment with one of our friendly staff.
Westchester County Pest Control Lists How to Identify the Most Common Ants and How to Treat Them.
Carpenter Ants: The carpenter ant is a large ant and measures about half an inch long when they are fully grown. They are most often black in color although there are some that have a little bit of yellow color as well. If you come across one of the worker carpenter ants that are out and about each day, you will most likely notice their large mandibles.
These ants are found most often in wood where they will tunnel through to make a home. They don’t feed on the wood but will chew it away to make room for their nest and colony. Even though they prefer to live in damp moist wood they will come into your home in search of food. They will feed on just about anything but especially sugary foods. There is also a swarmer group in the colony that have wings and will swarm in search of food and shelter. If you see winged ants it means that the colony is well set and will not move on unless given a reason such as professional ant control from Westchester County Pest Control!
Fire Ants: This ant is quite a bit smaller than the carpenter ant and the adults come in at about a quarter of an inch. Fire ants are usually red in color and have some black on their backs. They are fairly aggressive and will swarm onto something that gets in their path including a person that gets in the middle of their work. Fire ants also live in a huge colony size that can reach each up to 250,000 workers. They are not opposed to eating anything that includes meat, sweets and anything greasy. You might notice a mound of sandy dirt near your home. That is where the colony enters their nest and series of tunnels.
Pavement Ants: The pavement ant is about the same size as the red carpenter ant. They are usually brown or tan in color and have lines running down their back. The name would suggest that they are found out on the pavement. That holds some truth because they nest under concrete and in the cracks of the sidewalk. They will go on long distances in search of food which includes buildings and homes. They are probably the most common ant to find walking around on your kitchen counters.
Ant Pest Control & Management
Westchester County Pest Control offers expert pest control services to find and identify ant infestations and come up with a plan that will have them treated in no time at all. Call us today to make an appointment.