Eliminating Ant Colonies in Every New York City Home

Having ants in your house can be a big nuisance. It’s not only frustrating to see them crawling around, but their colonies can cause significant damage to your house structure too. Additionally, it is unhygienic to have ants inside your home. Luckily, Pest Elimination has all the latest technology for eliminating ant colonies in New York City and New Jersey. So, contact us; our services are available 24/7.

About Pavement Ants

Pavement ants are small, 1/8-inch ants that are dark brown or black. They are found throughout the eastern half of the US and are a major pest in the upper Midwest. The name comes from their habit of nesting under driveways and sidewalks. They also pile dirt removed from their nests in a mound on the pavement.

Their colonies can also be found under logs, stones, bricks, boards, and patio blocks. They may nest in open soil near building foundations or under mulch in landscape beds. Pavement ants rarely nest indoors, but they can be found in walls, under floors, or in insulation.

Controlling ants begins with locating the nest site. We can prevent their entry by sealing as many gaps and cracks in the exterior walls as possible. Repairing water leaks and correcting poor foundation drainage also help.

Odorous House Ants

Odorous house ants are about 1/8 inch long and are dark brown. They are found throughout the US and are only an occasional house pest. Their name comes from their disagreeable odor, which is like rotten coconut when they are crushed.

These ants usually nest in the soil under stones, mulch, debris, and logs. They also nest in walls and floor voids, particularly in moist or warm areas. The presence of workers (wingless ants) in the house indicates they are nesting outdoors and entering the house in search of food. Winged swarmers are likely nesting in your home if you find them indoors or consistently see them in abundance.

Controlling odorous house ants begins with locating their origin. It may be necessary to carefully and frequently observe them to develop an opinion about their source. You can prevent ants from entering your house by sealing as many cracks and gaps in your exterior walls as possible.

Pharaoh Ants

Pharaoh ants are very small and light yellow to red with black markings on their abdomen. Because of their size, they may appear suddenly in diverse places. Pharaoh ants are very persistent and have a wide range of forage resources. Their nests and large colonies are typically well-hidden.

You can usually find them in the kitchen, bathroom, and near water sources, such as the countertop, toilet, drain, and sink. Worker ants are seen trailing along windowsills and baseboards. They like nesting in recessed areas, under appliances, wall voids, wall outlets, and under the carpets for protection. They can also nest on lawns and gardens.