If you want to see ants, all you need to do is step outside of your home in Doylestown and look down. One of the first insects you will see is an ant. Ants have moved across the globe, there are on every continent except for Antarctica, and they have even made it to most islands. Sometimes, if you look at your kitchen floor, you will see ants attacking small crumbs, or wandering around looking for anything your broom missed. Because ants are so small, they can fit through the tiniest cracks. It is little wonder that ants find their way into your home. If you have an ant infestation, there is good news. You don’t have to live with it. When you call Pointe Pest Control for your Doylestown ant control needs, we provide real solutions. When you want the ants gone, you need us.
Common House Invading Ants
While there are a lot of ant species throughout the world, only a few are common house invaders. Here are some of the common ants that can invade your home.
- Carpenter Ants:
- Like termites, carpenter ants make their home inside of wood. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not eat the wood. Carpenter ants become a problem whenever there is water. If you have leaky pipes, or windows that receive a bit of water damage on the sills, you home’s defenses are not as good as you think. Carpenter ants love soft wood and they can cause a lot of damage to a home. Their large mandibles can carve vast tunnels and galleries throughout the wooden supports that keep your house standing. Since all the damage occurs behind your walls, it often goes unnoticed. One of the best signs of a carpenter ant infestation is piles of saw dust. Since the ants don’t eat the wood, they will push it out of their nest. The saw dust will build up into small piles. You can also look for discarded wings on your window sills. When a colony gets too big, it swarms. The swarming colony will produce winged ants. They accumulate around your windows and eventually lose their wings.
- Odorous House Ants:
- These ants love to live indoors. The often invade when looking for their favorite foods, which are sugars and meats. Your pantry is often their first target. Odorous house ants get their name from the smell they create when crushed. They emit a strange odor that many have described as smelling like rotten coconut. If you have never smelled rotten coconut, feel free to smash an odorous house ant. If you have an infestation of odorous house ants, do not try to spray them with pesticides from your local garden center. If an odorous house colony is disturbed it can split into several different colonies and infest a bunch of new locations in your home.
- Pavement Ants:
- Pavement ants love building their nests in the cracks of your sidewalk, driveway, and paver stone pathways. They build a small cone shaped entry hole, which becomes bigger as the colony grows in size. These small black ants are some of the most common home invaders. They love sugar and anything sugary.
Ant Control Doylestown
No matter which type of ant has invaded your home, Pointe Pest Control is here to help. We arrive to your home ready to work. We have the tools, equipment, and knowledge necessary to eradicate any ant infestation. We target the queens and completely crash the colony. We create a protective barrier around your home that will keep the ants out. For effective ant control in Doylestown, Pointe Pest Control delivers.