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!
Everything You Need to Know About Spider Control in New York
As we covered a couple of weeks ago, spiders are undoubtedly one of the more frightening pests many New York homeowners call us about. Whether it is their eight legs, the abundance of eyes some species like the jumping spider have, or their erratic movements, many people agree that spiders are not welcome inside their […]
Debunking the Most Common Pest Control Myths We Hear
In the pest control industry, we hear a lot of myths pertaining to some of the most common household pests in New York. Knowing fact versus fiction when it comes to pests is key in knocking them out for good, so read on for the truth about 5 common pest control myths to better protect […]
The 5 Most Common Spiders in New York Homes
For a lot of people, seeing a spider inside their home is one of the scariest pest situations to end up in. Whether it’s their eight legs, unpredictable movements, beady eyes, or an ingrained fear that can’t quite be explained, it’s no surprise that spiders bring out an intense fear known as arachnophobia in an […]
The Ants New York Homeowners Need to Know About
There are two ant species in New York that homeowners battle in their homes, each with its own unique set of challenges and risks to you and your family. Whether you’re dealing with what seems to be a minor pest issue in the house or a major ant infestation, understanding which type of ants you’re […]
How to Tell If Your New York Home Has Termites
Termites are one of the most expensive pests New York homeowners deal with, and termite infestation service calls are our most common type of service call at Knockout Pest Control. On top of the severe damage termites can cause to the structure of a home, repairs for termite damage are generally NOT covered by homeowner’s […]
How to Prevent Roaches in Your Home
Of all the common household pests known to invade New York homes, cockroaches can be one of the most startling, embarrassing, and frustrating to deal with. Not only are they scary for a lot of people to see in their homes, especially if they crawl across the kitchen counter late at night when you least […]
Spring Cleaning Hacks for a Pest-Free Home
Spring is in full bloom in New York, and for many homeowners, that means doing some seasonal cleaning and home improvement. Not only will your house benefit from a good cleaning and tune-up, but it can even help prevent common household pests! Here are a few spring cleaning tips to incorporate into your seasonal routine […]
Termite Facts You Won’t Believe
You probably already know termites are a homeowner’s nightmare, but how much do you actually know about these insects?! Here are 5 termite facts that may surprise you! Termites Are Social Insects Although a termite colony can have millions of individual termites within it, these social insects aren’t working alone. Social insects, like termites and […]
How to Get Rid of Ants in Your Home
Ants are one of the most common pests we get calls about, and with spring in full swing, they’re only going to become even more of a problem for Long Island homeowners. Having ants in your home can be frustrating enough…actually getting rid of them can be an entirely different story. With a bit of […]
3 Spring Pests to Watch For
Spring is here, which means warmer weather, greater moisture in the air, and ultimately…more pests. Knowing which pests to look for, where to find them, and how to prevent them is key in knocking out any potential spring pest issues before they arise. Here’s a breakdown of the most common household pests Long Island will […]
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