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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

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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

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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!


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