Wayne Residents Facing Big Problems With Small Ants

April 15, 2019

In what ways do ants cause problems for you? Do they try to join in on your outdoor cookouts, hoping to taste your famous burger recipe? Do you find them in your kitchen in the middle of the day pulling pieces off of your freshly baked pie? Do they create an unpleasant odor when you squish them that causes your nose to crinkle? Whatever problems ants are causing for you in and around your home, we understand and would like to help.

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Types Of Ants Here In Wayne

Here in Wayne, New Jersey, we have three major types of ant menaces - odorous house ants, pharaoh ants, and pavement ants. Each come with their own list of problems and annoyances. Let’s take a look at the basic descriptions of each, and some of the issues they cause.

Odorous House Ants
Odorous House Ants are small at only 2.4 to 3.3mm in length. They are dark brown to black in color, with one node on their petiole. Odorous house ants pose two major problems: they scavenge food from wherever they can find it, and after they have been crushed, they give off a pungent and unpleasant odor.

Pharaoh Ants
Pharaoh Ants are smaller than odorous house ants at only 2mm. They are yellow to light brown in color and are capable of stinging, but are unlikely to do so. Pharaoh ants have their own set of problems. Just like other ants they are scavengers and pose the same problem of stealing food and invading places they don’t belong. In large enough numbers, these pesky threats can also short-circuit wiring and cause some fairly considerable damage to walls and woodwork.

Pavements Ants
Pavements Ants are on about the scale as their cousins at 2.5 to 4mm long. They are dark brown-black in color, with parallel lines on their heads and thorax. Pavement ants have their own list of issues. Keeping with the trend, these ants scavenge for food in and around homes. They can also cause damage to landscaping, as they eat away at plant roots, killing them from their base.

How To Get Rid Of Ants

If you are looking for a way you can get rid of these ant problems on your own, your best option is to reduce the potential food sources in and around your home. The cleaner your home is and the more you store away leftover foods in airtight containers, the less likely ants will be to stick around if they have snuck inside.
 
If you want to go above and beyond DIY ant control, we offer quality, proven solutions here at Heritage Pest Control. With a single visit from one of our trained pest technicians, we will have your home and yard ant-free and properly protected from future ant problems. To receive this, all you need to do is give us a call, we will take care of the rest.

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