Doug’s Bugs Ant Removal – Long Island
If you have a larger problem that your usual do-it-yourself product cannot resolve, you can rely on our expert pest controllers and ant removal experts to clear it up. Doug’s Bugs can solve your ant problem quickly and, needless to say, our solutions are perfectly safe for your family and pets. We offers methods of ant control that are targeted to specific species.
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Carpenter Ants can cause significant damage to your home. There are many types of carpenter ants throughout the U.S. measuring in size from one-quarter inch (about the width of a pencil) for a worker carpenter ant to three-quarters of an inch (about the size of a quarter) for a queen carpenter ant.
Carpenter ants do not eat the wood they remove during their nest-building activities, but deposit it outside entrances to the colony in small piles. The diet of carpenter ants includes living and dead insects, meat, fats and sugary foods of all kinds, including honeydew and nectar from plants.
Although these ants can live inside, they get their name because they make their nests in or under cracks in the pavement. They are typically found in the eastern half of the United States, California, and Washington. Pavement ant colonies average 3,000 to 4,000 members and have several queens.
Prevention for Ants:
- Eliminate standing water. Pests, such as ants, mosquitoes and termites, are attracted to moisture.
- Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes pests use these branches to get into your home.
- Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around the bottom of your house. Sometimes pests use these to get into your home.
- Make sure that firewood and building materials are not stored next to your home. Pests like to build nests in stacks of wood.
Odorous house ants
If an infestation of odorous house ants is identified in a property, the technician will track the ants by their distractive trails to the nest. Odorous house ant nests are almost always located outdoors. These tiny insects will travel great distances indoors to find food and water for the colony.
A treatment will then be applied to the ant colony’s trails and nest. To ensure that no new trails are established after the initial treatment, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled 7-10 days later. Odorous house ants are very common and found throughout the United States.
Ants can be a particular nuisance when they get into your home. Garden or black house ants aren’t thought to carry diseases, but the trouble is you don’t know where they’ve been foraging outside, so you won’t want them marching through your food cupboards. Ants will travel in a wide range searching for food, following trails they have established and clustering around the source of food, becoming a nuisance in homes, organizations and businesses.
- Track down where they are coming in and seal off the entry point
- Small piles of earth around holes in the soil and at the base of exterior walls indicate their origin.
- Clear up any sticky residues on worktops, because ants are attracted to sweet things
- Cover up any foodstuffs which could be a food source for ants