Different Pests

Ants

Did you know that there are more than 10,000 species of Ants ? 

Pavement Ants

  • Tiny and shiny black in color and 1/16 to 1/8 inch in length.

  • They are usually found outdoors or in wood inside a home that causes it to decay.

  • Colonies can be found in logs, cracks in cement, open areas, and lawns.

  • These colonies are at their height from June – August, when mating occurs.

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Carpenter Ants

  • Normally workers are black or red and black in color and range in size from 3/8 to 1/2 inch.

  • They prefer dead, damp wood in which to build nests, but they don’t eat it like termites do.

  • Carpenter ants can damage wood used in the construction of buildings.

  • They can leave behind sawdust like material called Frass that provides clues to where their nest is.

  • Control involves the application of insecticides in the form of dust and/or liquids.

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