Identify Pest: Ant Infestation and Common Ant Problems Test
An ant infestation can be a nuisance–or it can be a serious problem, depending on the type of ant you are dealing with. Two types of ants are common in the NY area — the Sugar Ant and the Carpenter Ant.
Common Black or Brown Pavement Ants
Sugar ants are the little black or brown ants you see on sidewalks and pavements outside. Sometimes called pavement ants, they are about 1/10 to 1/8 inch long and prefer to feed on sugary foods–hence the name sugar ant. They are rarely a problem outside, but can become a pest if they infest your kitchen or other indoor rooms. They can sometimes form large colonies of a half million individuals under patios and along walkways, becoming an outdoor pest as well.
Big Ants Are a Bigger Problem
If you find a big ant in or around your home, you may have Carpenter Ants–a bigger ant that causes a bigger problem.
While Sugar Ants are an annoyance, they rarely cause expensive structural damage like their cousins, the Carpenter Ant. You can get temporary relief from these pests with store bought pesticides, but the problem is likely to return without professional help. Ants leave pheromone trails to food sources, which makes a return infestation likely.
Eliminate Ant Pheromone Trails and Points of Entry
Knockout Pest Control technicians are experts in the life process of the Sugar Ant and use this knowledge to eradicate a Sugar Ant infestation problem. We use integrated pest management techniques including green baiting systems and pesticides to interrupt the Sugar Ants pheromone trails to food sources and eliminate colonies by killing the Queen. We will also work with you to eliminate Sugar Ant food sources and close Sugar Ant paths to entry into buildings. Sugar Ants are pesky insects, and they can come from more than one colony. If you think you may have a Sugar Ant problem, call Knockout Pest Control today–before they establish foraging trails into your home or place of business.
Sugar Ants are covered in our effective and affordable Integrated Pest Management Annual Package KO-12 Program that provides you with pest protection throughout the year.
Get Rid of Common Black or Brown Pavement Ants Fast
Knockout Pest Control is your local expert at knocking out ants of all kinds from pavement ants to carpenter ants, and we keep them down for the count. Every member of our team receives over 100 hours of classroom instruction and in-the-field training so you are guaranteed a knockout punch to your pest problem every time.. We serve all of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester and Rockland Counties. Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 We respond like every pest problem is an emergency with fast, 24 hour service seven days a week. We don’t have the big red boxing glove in our logo for nothing!
Prevent Mice Before It Gets Cold!
It’s that time of year again—rodents are on the move and want inside your house! Though mice are year-round pests for New York homeowners, during the fall, you’ll likely notice an increase in rodent activity as they search for warm winter homes. Here’s everything you need to know about the types of mice you may […]
How to Get Rid of Crickets
Crickets are a common insect that can be found throughout New York during the fall, as they work their way inside homes in search of warmth and humidity for the cooler months. They’re widely known for their loud chirping noises, but did you know the three most common cricket species in New York are also […]
How Do You Get Bed Bugs?
This time of year, bed bugs commonly plague residential homes and commercial buildings across New York. Not only are they hitchhiking pests that can be easily picked up, but they’re known for their ability to hide in hard-to-reach places, making them difficult to get rid of. Here’s a breakdown of some general bed bug facts, […]
The 3 Types of Crickets You’ll See in New York This Fall
The sound of crickets is a familiar noise for New York homeowners this time of year! For many, their chirping can be heard from one end of your house to another. Did you know that there are several different types of crickets common to homes and buildings in our area, though? If you find yourself […]
Is It Mice or Rats?
Mice and rats are common in New York homes, apartments, and businesses. Not only do they pose health risks to people and pets, but they can also cause significant property damage. If you suspect that you have mice or rats in your home, it is important to understand the differences between these rodents so that […]
5 Late Summer Spiders to Watch For
Spiders are some of the most common pests New York homeowners deal with year-round, and they’re also one of the most feared. Even if they are considered beneficial for eating other insects, and few spider species are truly dangerous, it doesn’t change the fact that most people don’t want to run across one in their […]
How to Prevent Ants at Your Summer Cookout
New York is home to many species of ants, so it’s likely you’ll end up with these pests at some point or another. To make the most of the rest of summer and enjoy ant-free cookouts, we have several simple tips to knock ‘em out. Common Outdoor Ant Species in New York Here are some […]
8 Stinging Insect Facts You Won’t Bee-Lieve
Seeing stinging insects like bees, wasps, and hornets in your yard probably feels like an inevitable part of summer in New York. As some of the most active pests we see this time of year, it’s likely you’ll find these pests buzzing around your yard for a couple more months. Here are a few stinging […]
How to Keep Spiders Away from Your New York Home
You may think of spiders as a fall or winter pest, spooky surprises that pop up around Halloween. Spiders are one of several common household pests we see year-round in New York, along with ants, roaches, and mice. While it’s possible for one of our professionals to knock out an existing spider problem in your […]
Flying Ants Vs. Flying Termites
For New York homeowners dealing with summer pests, it’s easy to mistake flying ants and flying termites for one another. While each of these insects looks similar and even shares some common behaviors, determining which pest you’re dealing with is key to effectively treating the problem. Read on to learn the ways these two pests […]
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