Ant Pest Control

Black Ants

Pest management requires a systemic approach when dealing with ants. Our professional technicians have extensive knowledge of each specific species, regarding both habits and biology. Our customers benefit from our expertise since it allows us to determine the most effective strategy for controlling the infestation.

Proper identification will help the professional find nests, entry points, and other infestation signs. Our professional technicians talk with the client who can provide essential information. We will work with you to target the issue you are having and we will work to eradicate your pest issues while catering to your family and household needs.

Ant Extermination: Long Term Effectiveness

Ants

Our goal is to keep every client informed as to what can be changed to assist in producing long term effects for ant control. We will take the time to educate our clients and explain to them what particular factors could be contributing to the infestation. Considering ant biology and behavior some possible compromising reasons could be clogged gutters, moisture buildup from poor ventilation, and earth to wood contact.

Our technicians will be able to decipher the best type of treatment that will give you the results that you are looking for with The Green Advantage for your pest issue. There is different way to address ants that have nested in different positions. Common treatment procedures include dust, aerosol, and/or foam, extensive treatment can include fumigation and fogging.

Ant Identification

Acrobat Ants

Acrobat Ant

Scientific Name: Crematogaster
Family: Formicidae
Length: 1/8 Inch
Shape/Color: Two node segment, red to black and black
Feeding: Forage on sweets and proteins; prefer honeydew and prey on select insects
Stinger: Yes
Argentine Ants

Argentine Ant

Scientific Name: Linepithema humile
Family: Formicidae
Length: 1/8 Inch
Shape/Color: One node segment & sharp, pointedpeak, brown to light brown
Feeding: Forage on proteins and fats; prefer sweets like fruit juices, and honeydew
Stinger: No
Big Headed Ants

Big-Headed Ant

Scientific Name: Pheidole
Family: Formicidae
Length: 1/16 - 1/8 Inch
Shape/Color: Two node segment, brown to dark reddish brown
Feeding: Forage on meat, grease, and fruit juice; prefer high-protein foods
Stinger: No
Black Carpenter Ants

Black Carpenter Ant

Scientific Name: Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Family: Formicidae
Length: 1/4 - 1/2 Inch
Shape/Color: One node segment, black
Feeding: Forage on food debris; prefer sweets like fruit juices, and honeydew
Stinger: No
Crazy Ant

Crazy Ant

Scientific Name: Paratrechina longicornis
Family: Formicidae
Length: 1/16 - 1/8 Inch
Shape/Color: One node segment, long legs, dark brown to black with some grey
Feeding: Forage on insects and sweets, seeds, fruits, honeydew
Stinger: No
Odorous House Ant

Odorous House Ant

Scientific Name: Tapinoma sessile
Family: Formicidae
Length: 1/8 Inch
Shape/Color: One node segment, brown to black
Feeding: Forage on sweets and high-protein foods, sometimes insects, seeds, fruits, honeydew
Stinger: No
Pharaoh Ant

Pharaoh Ant

Scientific Name: Monomorium pharaonis
Family: Formicidae
Length: 1/16 - 1/12 Inch
Shape/Color: Two node segment, pale yellow and reddish abdomen
Feeding: Forage for water as aggressively as food; prefer fruits, sweets, and meats
Stinger: Yes
Red Fire Ant

Red Fire Ant

Scientific Name: Solenopsis invicta
Family: Formicidae
Length: 1/16 - 1/4 Inch
Shape/Color: Two node segment, reddish brown and dark brown abdomen
Feeding: Forage on any plant or animal matter; prefer protein
Stinger: Yes
Thief Ant

Thief Ant

Scientific Name: Solenopsis
Family: Formicidae
Length: 1/16 Inch
Shape/Color: Two node segment, pale yellow and brownish
Feeding: Forage on sweets, meats, fruits; prefer protein
Stinger: Yes
 
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