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Ant Exterminators – Control – Removal

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Ant infestations are the most commonly reported pest problem, and most homeowners have dealt with ants at one point or another. These tiny scavengers will enter your home or business looking for moisture and an accessible food source. Once they’ve infested a property, ants are notoriously difficult to control without the help of a professional.

What’s Attracting Those Ants?

There are a number of reasons why ants may find your home attractive. Moisture problems from leaky pipes or humid environments are one of the biggest sources of ant problems. These tiny insects also feed on sugar, cheese, meats, vegetables, grease, peanut butter, and dead insects. Rotting or damp wood that has mold damage can also attract ants.

How Ants Enter Your Home or Building

Sometimes, an ant problem will begin simply because they had easy access into your home! Ants often enter a home through cracks around windows or doors, but they can find numerous entrances to your home or building. Once inside, the growing ant colony can become a problem quickly as ants mature from juveniles to adults within a matter of days. The best way to cut off their access is by sealing any crevices and checking areas of the property where utility pipes are located.

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Different Kinds of Ants

There are thousands of species of ants, but only four types are commonly found in New Mexico:

  • Carpenter Ants: are about 5/8″ long; make burrows in damp wood, but can also go from there to damage solid wood. They do not eat the wood, but simply remove it for nests.
  • Pavement Ants: are about 1/8″ long; make their nests in cracks in pavement, and can infest a building.
  • Pharaoh Ants: are about 1/16″ long; commonly found in hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, apartment buildings, etc., and are capable of transmitting Staphylecoccus and Psuedomonas infections in a hospital setting.
  • Odorous House Ants: are about 1/16″ to 1/8″ long; often form multiple colonies, prefer sweets but can eat most household foods, and are known to nest in wall voids near heat sources.

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