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!
Warning Signs Of A Rodent Infestation
If you’re like many New York homeowners, one day you’re living peacefully in your home and the next, a mouse or rat pops up seemingly out of nowhere! Rodents are skilled at hiding, which is why often, homeowners have no idea there’s even a rodent infestation to begin with. Despite their ability to hide, mice […]
Common Household Pests That Can Survive The Cold
It is a misconception that insects can’t survive New York’s freezing cold temperatures during the winter. In fact, there are quite a few resilient pests that have adapted to persevere through the cold winter months. Here are four pests that can surprisingly survive the cold. Ants Among the many pests that can survive the cold, […]
Pest Control Resolutions For The New Year
The new year is finally here! Whether you’re making personal new years resolutions or going with the flow this year, now is the perfect time to reassess your home pest control efforts to make sure you’re protected from common household pests. Here are some simple pest control resolutions that will help keep your New York […]
Common Winter Pests in New York
Winter is underway and you may be wondering where some of the most common household pests New Yorkers see inside go this time of year. It’s a common misconception that pests totally “die off” during the colder months; in actuality, many pests are alive and well, escaping the cold altogether by finding sneaky hiding places […]
Where Do Pests Go During the Winter?
Contrary to the popular myth that pests die off during the winter, many common household pests are year-round nuisances for New York homeowners. So, if they’re not dying off…where are these pests going? Here are a few of the most common explanations. Rodents Stay Close to Food Sources When it gets cold outside, rodents like […]
The Best Way to Get Rid of Mice
Mice can be a problem in any home, often unexpectedly entering through tiny holes and cracks in the foundation, walls, vents, or roof. While mice can be startling enough to run into inside your home, they also pose several health and safety risks for homeowners; for instance, mice are avid chewers, known to chew up […]
The Most Common Places Bed Bugs Hide
Bed bugs are tiny pests that sneakily burrow into various nooks and crannies of New York homes. They’re often picked up during the holiday travel season and can rapidly turn into major infestations. If you suspect that you have bed bugs in your home, don’t panic! There are plenty of ways to get rid of […]
Do You Have Christmas Tree Bugs?
If you’re looking to add some holiday cheer to your home, a Christmas tree is a great place to start. And while most people are familiar with the joys of having a tree in their home during the holiday season, many are less familiar with all the pests that can infest it. There are several […]
5 Places Pests Could Be Hiding in Your Home
Pests are often small and sly, taking advantage of the many nooks and crannies of your home to hide. Because of this, it’s important to keep in mind that common household pets like ants, cockroaches, spiders, and mice aren’t always hiding in plain sight. Here are some of the sneakiest places pests could be hiding […]
5 Ways to Prevent Seasonal Pests in the Kitchen
Cooking is one of the merriest parts of the holidays, but it’s also an invitation for holiday pests. Even though pests in the kitchen are a year-round problem for many New York homeowners, it doesn’t mean you want to see them crawling across your kitchen counter while you’re making treats, preparing your holiday meal, or […]
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