Although ants may just seem annoying and harmless, it is important to recognize that they too have the ability to pose a serious risk to you, your loved ones, and your home. When faced with an ant infestation, large or small, call in the professionals at Suburban Pest Control. Our ant control in New York targets the source of the infestation so you can rest assured your home will be ant-free in no-time.
The Key to Treatment: Proper Classification
There are many different ant species in New York, each of which bringing about a unique set of challenges. That’s why it is important to count on a company who understands these differences. Here at Suburban Pest Control, our ant control in New York is designed specifically to target the four most common ant species found in the area. Some of the species we specifically target are:
Odorous House Ants
This specific species of ants have begun to pose a serious issue to Westchester homeowners in recent years. What makes so them difficult to treat on your own?
- They don’t respond to traditional ant baits.
- DIY treatments can make the problem worse.
- Ther colonies contain thousands of workers and numerous queens.
With these ants, complete eradication often takes multiple professional treatments.
As one of the most common “sugar” ants, this species is often found in areas near moisture like the kitchen and bathroom. Typically, these ants enter through torn window screens, poorly sealed doors or windows, and cracks in your home's foundation. Treatment of a pharaoh ant infestation can be tough because:
- Incorrect usage of pesticides causes the colonies to split off and spread throughout your home.
- The like to nest in hard-to-reach areas that are warm and humid, and near food and water sources.
- Not only do nesting areas need to be treated, but foraging areas also need treatment.
It’s important to remove these ants from your home as they carry bacteria that can be dangerous, exposing you and your loved ones to serious diseases.
Successful control of this “wood-destroying” species requires expert skill, knowledge, and experience— all of which our New York exterminators have! While often mistaken for termites, these ants don’t eat wood like termites. Instead, they chew and regurgitate it to create their pathways. Because the main colony requires a constant source of moisture, it can usually be found in dead wood outside or an area indoors with a water leak or poor ventilation. DIY treatments should not be attempted for carpenter ants because:
- Nests can be hidden deep in structures and out of direct site.
- Numerous satellite colonies can exist that need to be tracked down.
In order for treatment to be effective, an expert has to track down and treat as many as the satellite colonies as possible.
These small, black and/or brown ants are often found in hills of dirt near homes’ sidewalks and driveways. They make their way indoors through easily accessible entry points. Although they do not cause any imminent threats, they can still be a serious source of discomfort for New York homeowners. Perimeter inspection and treatment are the best bet for long-term relief from this species.
Recurring Services for Long Term Relief
After we have accurately classified the kind of ant problem you are dealing with, we begin treatment. All of our New York ant control treatments are tailored to the specifics of your home and the infestation. By taking the time fully understand the problem, we have a much better chance of eliminating the ants and keeping them out! Plus, just like our general pest control, we offer recurring services to ensure your home is ant-free for good.
Our ant control in New York uses a combination of the following to provide high-quality results:
- Non-repellant products
- Effective baits
- Products that have pest-specific labels
Satisfaction Guaranteed By Local Experts
As residents of New York ourselves, we are no strangers to the on-going threat ants pose on our homes. That’s why we have worked long and hard to provide the best possible ant control in New York. We’ve studied what products work and what ones only make the problem worse, so you don’t have to find out the hard way! And, because we are so confident in our services, we always offer a satisfaction guarantee. If you are not happy with your results, give us a call and we will work with you to make it right!