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!
How To Keep Scary Pests Away From Your Home
Is there anything scarier than realizing that you have a pest infestation on your property? We don’t think so! Continue reading to uncover new ways to keep scary pests away from your home. Seal Up Any Gaps If you have heard scurrying in your house, it might be coming from a mouse! Homeowners should check […]
Common Pest Misconceptions
There is plenty of misinformation when it comes to pests. Luckily, we are here to set the record straight! Below are some common pest misconceptions to be aware of. Mice Love Eating Cheese When you have a mouse infestation in your house, you might think that putting cheese in mouse traps will solve the problem. […]
Leave These Pest Infestations To The Professionals
Some homeowners believe that they can tackle any pest problem on their own. Unfortunately, there are some pest infestations that should always be handled by experts. Keep reading to find out what they are. Bed Bugs When a homeowner tries to resolve a bed bug issue, their attempts could prove futile and only prolong the […]
Autumn Pest-Proofing Tips For Homeowners
Attention homeowners–do not leave your house vulnerable to pests this autumn! It is better for homeowners to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to pest control measures. Below are some pest-proofing tips that can help homeowners avoid pest infestations during the fall. Repair Damaged Window Screens When it comes to keeping pests out […]
Ways To Keep Pests Out Of Your Home This Fall
Today is the first day of autumn! Do not spend the fall dealing with a pest infestation when you could be picking pumpkins and raking the leaves. Keep reading to discover new ways to keep pests out of your home this season. Keep Your Kitchen Clean Pests will always be on the hunt for food […]
Common Fall Pests
Autumn is almost here! As the seasons change from one to another, new pests are bound to emerge. Continue reading to find out which pests you may encounter this fall. Rodents Rodents try to sneak their way indoors once there is a chill in the air. Homeowners can protect their homes from these critters by […]
How To Prevent A Squirrel Infestation
You may not give much thought to a squirrel scampering around your property. Despite their small size, these rodents can cause major property damage. Below are some tips that can help prevent squirrel infestations. Eliminate Access Points When it comes to keeping squirrels away from your humble abode, eliminating entrance points is key. To accomplish […]
What You Can Do To Keep Bed Bugs Away From Your Workplace
Will you be headed back to the office this month? If you can relate, don’t be the coworker who accidentally brings bed bugs to your place of work! Find out what you can do to keep bed bugs away from your workplace. Clean & Declutter Your Office It is easier for bed bug infestations to […]
How To Prevent Bed Bug Infestations In College Dorms
It is that time of year again–time for students to go back to college. No college student wants to return to campus to discover that bed bugs have moved into their new dormitory! Below are some tips that can help prevent bed bug infestations in college dorms. Wash Your Clothes In Hot Water When you […]
Tips To Keep Insects Away From Your Pantry
When you see insects in your pantry, you can easily lose your appetite! Luckily, there are certain steps you can take to ensure that these critters stay far away from your pantry. Continue reading to discover what they are. Store Food In Sealed Airtight Containers Bugs can squeeze their way into almost anything; due to […]
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