Long Island Ants Exterminator

Long Island and Queens Ant Exterminator, Pest Control Services

Ant infestation is the most commonly reported pest control problem

Ant infestation is the most commonly reported pest problem in the country and can be difficult to control by yourself, using a qualified pest control service such as Top Quality exterminating can help eradicate all types of ants. Ants are tiny scavengers that will enter your home or business looking for moisture and an accessible food source, rotting or damp wood that is moldy can attract ants. Ants also feed on sugar, cheese, meats, vegetables, grease, peanut butter, and dead insects.

There a few facts that you should be aware of about the behavior of ants.

  • Ants can enter through even the tiniest cracks, seeking water and sweet or greasy food substances in the kitchen pantry or storeroom areas.
  • Ants can leave an invisible chemical trail which contains pheromones for other ants input the colony can follow once they locate the food source.
  • Nests can be anywhere in and around your house; in lawns, walls, stumps, even under foundations
  • Ant colonies can number up to 300,000 to 500,000 and whole colonies can uproot and relocate quickly when threatened.
  • A colony can survive for a very long time. Worker ants may live seven years, while the queen may live as long as 15 years.
  • Most do-it-yourself ant control only kill the ants you see. Some treatments can penetrate and effectively destroy the nests and prevent them from returning. However most home remedies do not take into account the fact that different kinds of ant infestations require different treatments. Top Quality Exterminating technicians have extensive knowledge to identify the various types of ants that have infested your home and can effectively treat and eradicate the pests.

Once an ant colony is inside, they can become a problem quickly, as ants mature from juveniles to adults within a matter of days. Proper identification of any ant species that have infested your property is necessary to effectively exterminate and control the pests. There are thousands of species of ants, the four listed below are the most commonly found in the United States.

  • Carpenter Ants: This species of ant measures approximately .25 to 1 inch in length. They tend to burrow in damp wood but have also been known to damage solid wood. They do not eat the wood, but simply remove it in order to build a nest. The black carpenter ant is the most common ant species in the United States.
  • Red Imported Fire Ants: While this ant species is native to South America, it has become a pest in the southern United States and range in size from one-eighth to three-eighths of an inch in length. The ants construct large mounds for nests, at least 18 inches in diameter and 18 inches in height and can administer painful stings.
  • Pavement Ants: This ant species is a common household pest and is so named because the colonies make their home in pavement and are about one-eighth of an inch in length. They are very aggressive and often invade and colonize seemingly impentrable areas and are also capable of infesting a building.
  • Pharaoh Ants: These ants are about one-sixteenth inch in length are light yellow to red and rely on artifical heating in buildings to survive. These ants are notorious for being a major indoor nuisance pest. Pharaoh ants will nest in any well-protected and hidden area and are commonly found in hospitals and nursing homes, where they are are capable of transmitting Staphylecoccus and Psuedomonas infections. Pharoah Ants also invade restaurants, apartment buildings and similar dwellings wher they will feed on all types of food.

Ants with wings can easily be mistaken for termites, which may lead to a wrong treatment. It is extremely important that a qualified pest control service company such as Top Quality Exterminating be contacted to provide an accurate determination of the pests and administer an effective treatment.

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