Ants also invade restaurants, hospitals, offices, warehouses, and other buildings where they can find food and water. On outdoor and sometimes indoor plants, ants protect and care for honeydew-producing insects such as aphids, soft scales, whiteflies, and mealy bugs, increasing damage from these pests. This liquid excrement contains sugars and other nutrients that is food for ants.
Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, and Carpenter Ants are comon species found in our service area in and around homes and businesses.
Odorous House Ants - gets its name from the strong, rotten coconut-like smells it gives off when crushed and they commonly nest in or around houses in shallow mounds in soil or debris or indoors in wall voids or around water pipes or heaters.
Pavement Ants - Will feed on pet food both indoors and outdoors -Nests in lawns or under stones or boards; builds mounds along sidewalks and foundations or near water.
Carpenter Ants - can eat wood and damage your house. Carpenter ants get their name because they excavate wood in order to build their nests. Nests in tree stumps, firewood, fence posts, hollow doors or window frames; deposits sawdust like frass outside nests.
Our pest control service for ants can contain baits, gels, traps and sprays for eradication of ant infestations around homes and businesses.