Ants are one of the most common insects on the planet. In fact, in terms of weight there are as many ants on earth as people. Meaning if you could weight all the people in the world and all the ants, the weight would be roughly the same. That is a lot of ants! They are also an incredibly old species. Scientists believe that ants began to appear on earth about 130 million years ago. So as a species, ants are pretty crafty at staying alive.
Being so numerous and such good survivors, it is no wonder that ants infest homes and businesses throughout Brooklyn.
Ants are amazing creatures but that doesn’t mean we want them getting in our food and spread disease. But Ants are pretty good at being discrete until they aren’t. That is to say that, until you get large amounts showing themselves they are pretty easy to miss. However, there are still some signs to look for. First, ants are most active at sun down so if you go on the hunt in your Brooklyn home or business then do it during those hours. Second, ants send out scouts to find food and then inform the colony. If you see a few ants, on your kitchen floor perhaps, then these are probably scouts which means that an infestation is possibly on its way.
Ants are easy to recognize and can be difficult to eliminate once they have invaded a location. Attracted to any form of food, ants will invade and contaminate food supplies quickly. In addition, among the many species spread across North America, several types of ants will not only significantly damage a structure in a relatively short length of time, ants have been known to also cause troublesome health issues as well as being an unsightly nuisance to property owners in Brooklyn.
Ants form colonies headed by a queen and her workers. They develop quickly into large nests formed along the openings and crevices of a property. The Private Exterminating pest control experts are trained and experienced to quickly identify any ant species that can threaten the well-being of individuals and the overall structural integrity of your property in Brooklyn with a customized pest control program for their quick removal.
Ant infestations are also frequently found to be the cause behind various individual health concerns ranging from allergic skin reactions to continuous headaches and abdominal cramps. Consider a consultation with a Private Exterminating pest control expert to address unexplained health concerns.
Carpenter ants are a different story when it comes to detection. These ants are the type you least want to find in your Brooklyn home or business. This is because carpenter ants destroy wood and can seriously damage a structure- leading to expensive repairs.
Carpenter Ants leave frass at the entrances to their nests because they do not eat the wood, they just chew it to make tunnels. Frass looks like small piles of sawdust. Another sign to look for, or listen for, is the sound like the dry rustling of leaves in your wall. This sound is from many ants clicking their jaws.
If you have an ant issue there is no reason to worry. Just call the experts at Private Exterminating a call and we will be there as soon as possible to renew your peace of mind.
Avoiding the food supply and preferring wood instead, carpenter ants look for moist areas and chew away at wood and other structural components including electrical cables!! Small piles of sawdust almost always indicate the presence of carpenter ants that systematically make their way through a home or business to cause significant damage.
Light brown or red in color, the pharaoh ant is very small in size and often difficult to detect. Nests are usually found in inaccessible areas that are prone to high levels of moisture. Pharaoh ants are capable of spreading bacteria to food supplies and normally require experienced and systematic pest control methods from professionals.