What are ants?
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.
Pavement Ants - about 1/8" long; make their nests in cracks in pavement;
can infest a building.
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.
Why do I have ants?
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
How do I get rid of ants?
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.
How soon can you get here?
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.
How can I prevent this in the future?
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.
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