How can Eastern Pine's pest control service help with your ant problem?
The most common question searched online is, "How to get rid of ants". The first step is to identify the species of ant we are dealing with. Below you'll find some quick descriptions of some of the most common ants we encounter during pest control services in North Reading, Wakefield, and Lynnfield as well as surrounding areas. The second step of a good pest control service focused on ant infestations is determining the source/reason of why they're present. Based on discovering the ant species & reason they're present, we can determine how to get rid of them. There are many ways to get rid of ant infestations & we always seek the safest & most Eco-friendly method possible. Inspections are 100% free.
1/4 to 1/2 inch in size. Mostly black in color. Carpenter ants do a great deal of structural damage to homes in Massachusetts every year. Carpenter ants are statewide not just in the North Reading, Wakefield, and Lynnfield areas. If you're seeing multiple carpenter ants in your home daily, it's likely they have created a satellite carpenter ant colony somewhere in your walls. Carpenter ants seek moist wood that is easy for them to tunnel through & lay their eggs. Once a carpenter ant infestation is established, they will grow their colony quickly if left unnoticed & continue to cause damage to your home. It's vital to discover precisely where their colony is located in order to exterminate them.
Odorous House Ants & Pavement Ants
Very small ants, 1/8 inch. Often found in kitchens/bathrooms feeding on water or fruit/sugar. That's typically the reason we find them in our homes, searching for sources of food & water. They sometimes live under our homes or underneath pavement/bricks. We are grouping these 2 ants together because they're very similar in appearance & the methods used to control them are mostly identical.
Fire Ants & Allegheny Mound Ants
5 mm in size. We are grouping these ants together because they are both usually discovered by the dirt/sand mounds they'll make in yards. Sometimes these ants will make hundreds of mounds in the yards of our clients homes.