Odorous House Ants
Odorous house ants can develop huge colonies. Some even have over 100,000 ants! Most, though, tend to maintain colonies of only several thousand workers with many queens.
These queens have wings and usually only appear from May to July, while worker ants remain active year round. Odorous house ants mostly prefer sweets, but they will also feed on dead insects and grease. Their nests are typically found outside under rocks, boards and the like, but they can also be located indoors near sources of moisture and warmth.
Because they can eat many types of food, odorous house ants tend to contaminate stored food and drink products. The contamination that occurs from a large colony of odorous house ants is the most concerning risk. Harpoon recommends one of our expert ant exterminators to remove the infestation.
Here in Philadelphia, the black carpenter ant is a common invader of homes. In their natural habitat, carpenter ants aid in the decomposition of dead, decaying trees. However, if they make their way into your home, they can burrow into weak or damaged wood as well as certain foams and plastics. According to the Pennsylvania State College of Agricultural Sciences, homes built in wooded areas are especially subject to infestation. Delaware County and the surrounding areas are lush with trees and small batch forests that attract their fair share of carpenter ants, making our ant extermination services especially useful if those ants have invaded your home or business.
How Do I Get Rid of Ants?
Removing ants from your home or office building can be extremely difficult. Do-it-yourself products and techniques are generally ineffective and carry the risk of injuring yourself or those around you. Identifying the species is the first and most crucial step in any ant removal situation.
The professionals at Harpoon can inspect your property, identify the species, and offer a customized solution for your ant problem.
With our pest control services in Philadelphia, not only can we safely eliminate your current ant infestation, but we can also provide you with year-round pest control services to prevent future issues with ants and other pests.
To set up an appointment for ant removal, or to discuss your current pest situation further, please contact us today!