Ants

Trying to get rid of ants yourself can actually make things worse! Most Omaha homeowners don’t realize that over-the-counter sprays and repellents can cause a situation called “budding” in which ants separate from their main nest and start a new colony or several colonies. Carpenter ants are an extremely difficult pest to control. That’s why our recommended suggestion is to have follow-up services to insure proper ant control and extermination. Call a professional at Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425 and leave the control issue with us.

Ant Extermination In Omaha

Ants are social insects. They live in colonies, usually underground and are very successful because of their ability to work together towards the common goal of caring for the queen. Ant colonies are comprised of at least one queen and her workers. The workers take care of foraging for food to feed the young and the protection of the queen.

Introduction To The Ant (Formicidae)

Most ants prefer to establish their colonies outside, but will forage and nest indoors depending on the species and the availability of food, water and harborage. Whether nesting indoors or outdoors, the ants you see moving about in your home are foragers looking for food. Call us at Omaha Pest Control for a free inspection and estimate to exterminate and control these unwanted pests.

Ants Appearance And Life Cycle

Most ants are considered nuisance pests. Carpenter ants, on the other hand may cause severe structural damage. Ants species can differ greatly in their food requirements and necessities. It is important to identify before choosing a treatment.

Types Of Ants

One Node Ants
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Crazy Ant
  • Field Ant
  • Large Yellow Ant
  • Odorous House Ant
  • Small Honey Ant
Two Node Ants
  • Acrobat Ant
  • Big-headed Ant
  • Little Black Ant
  • Pavement Ant
  • Pharoah Ant
  • Thief Ant
What are Carpenter Ants?

Carpenter ants are ants that use their strong mandibles to hollow out galleries in wood for nesting purposes. One of the signs of a carpenter ant infestation is the piles of saw dust found near their nests, commonly referred to as frass. They are usually black, red, brown, or combinations of red and black. The workers in a carpenter ant colony vary in size from 1/8 to ½ inch in length and the queen can be as large as ¾ inches in length.

Carpenter ants prefer to establish nests in moist decaying wood and then move to more sound wood. In most cases a nest located within your home is a satellite colony which has been started by a larger colony located outdoors. The ants you see indoors are looking for food and actually are living your walls.

Why Do I Have Them?

Certain parts of a house, such as around windows and under windows, roof eaves, decks and porches, are most likely to be infested by carpenter ants because these areas are most vulnerable to moisture caused be old decay, weather and condensation; making tunnels to live in easier to create and live in.

What Are Pharoah Ants?

Pharoah ants nest in seclude spots and prefer temperatures between 78-85* Fahrenheit. They also feed on dead insects and prey on other insects.

Why Do I Have Them?

These ants (sweet ants) are often found in kitchens foraging on crumbs and fatty foods and bathroom sinks where they obtain their water.

Pharoah ants nest in seclude spots and prefer temperatures between 78-85* Fahrenheit. They also feed on dead insects and prey on other insects.

What Are Little Black Ants?

You may find small mounds of fine soil marking the nest openings in the ground. These ants also nest in wood work or masonry of buildings.

Why Do I Have Them?

Little Black Ants are omnivorous and are occasional house invaders.

Inspection And Identification

Ants can make a nuisance of themselves because they can live both indoors and outdoors and finding that entry point can be difficult to pinpoint. Finding and identifying that problem is the first step in elimination and control.

Management Of Ants

Depending on the type of insect and location of nests different types of elimination methods may be used. Mechanical alterations, pesticides, liquids, baits, dusts and pheromone attractants may be necessary.

Is The Pest Control Treatment Safe?

Omaha Pest Control uses registered EPA pesticides, and uses the least material possible to resolve the problem. Licensed, bonded, and insured pest control technicians will inform you of any safety measures that need to be taken.

How Much Does It Cost And When Can You Get Here?

Omaha Pest Control will do everything possible to get to your home ASAP. In most instances, we can arrive the same day. Standard pricing for our pest control services are categorized depending on the pest being exterminated. Sign up for a FREE estimate today and see how much you will save with Omaha Pest Control services.

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