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Big Ants vs. Small Ants; Carpenter Ants vs. Pavement Ants

Posted on April 2nd, 2015 by Knockout Pest Control

A big ant can be a big problem. Carpenter ants look like regular pavement ants, but are a super-sized version. Make no mistake; these big ants do more than spoil a picnic. Their small cousins, known as pavement ants or sugar ants are a small annoyance, but carpenter ants are a destructive and expensive pest.

Getting Rid of Carpenter Ants

carpenter-ant-bigCarpenter ants destroy wood, leading to costly cosmetic and structural damage to buildings and furnishings. They grow up to ¾ of an inch long and live in large colonies. If you see just one, you are seeing just a single individual of a veritable army of destructive insects. You may spray and kill a few soldiers, but the colony will be unaffected. Getting rid of carpenter ants requires a professional who can identify each nesting site—it is not unusual for a single structure to host more than one colony—and can eliminate every individual. Learn more about carpenter ants:
Identify carpenter ants
Wood destroying insects; carpenter ants vs. termites
Schedule a carpenter ant inspection

Getting Rid of Pavement Ants

While they are not destructive like carpenter ants, an infestation by ants of any size and type can be a nuisance. Plus, an ant infestation is a potential food source for other pests. If pavement ants are entering your structure, so may other insects. Common pavement ants are one of the pests covered under Knockout Pest Controls economical and integrated year-round KO-12 pest management package. [link]

Knockout Pest Control Can Knock Out Your Ant Infestations

If you find yourself facing a carpenter ant problem, we can knock them out. Our innovative, green treatments and our deep knowledge and expertise put them down for the count. We serve all of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester and Rockland Counties.
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