Ants are the most common pest problem reported and often one of the most difficult to treat due to the size of their colonies. In a single colony there may be thousands of ants existing and a single property may contain multiple colonies. While there are thousands of species of ants.
Carpenter Ants – are about 5/8″ long, make burrows in damp wood, but can go from there to damage solid wood. They do not eat the wood, but simply remove it for nests. Maximum Colony size 3000
Pavement Ants – about 1/8″ long; make their nests in cracks in pavement; can infest a building. Maximum Colony Size 30,000
Pharaoh Ants – about 1/16″ long; are commonly found in hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, apartment buildings, etc.; are capable of transmitting Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas infections in a hospital setting. Maximum Colony Size 100,000 ants.
Odorous House Ant - 1/8-inch long, brownish-black ant. Maximum Colony Size 10,000
These tiny scavengers will enter your home or business looking for moisture and an accessible food source. Sometimes even rotting or damp wood that has mold damage can attract ants. Most, but not all ants feed on most kinds of sweets. They also feed on cheese, meats, vegetables, grease, peanut butter, and dead insects. Ants often enter a home through cracks around windows or doors, but may also be able to get in through holes for wires.
Ants can be an extremely difficult pest problem to solve due to their foraging nature and colony development. Only a small percentage of ants within a colony are actively foraging for food, it is essential to inspect and pinpoint where ants are coming from. Because colonies are often located far away from the infested structure and not even located on the property, it is important to seek help from a professional in order to successfully eradicate the ant population. Treatment is best when it is performed near the nest – instead of being widely applied. At Midwest Pest Control we are ready to come and evaluate the extent of your ant problem and will provide you with a free estimate. We use a minimum amount of the correct treatment designed for a particular type of insect – to give you the fastest and best results possible.
At Midwest pest control Services we take all pest problems seriously and are committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases we can respond the same or very next day.
Ant problems can be difficult to prevent and that is why many of our clients opt to receive regular service to keep their homes or businesses free of ants and other pests.