Stomp Pest Control provides comprehensive ant control services in the Raleigh and greater Triangle area as part of our standard pest control packages. Contact us today at (919) 231-3292 to rid your home or business of ants and other invasive insects.
Get Rid of Annoying Ants Fast
Ants have important ecological purposes. They serve as scavengers by cleaning up dead organisms, and they serve as an ideal food source for many lizards, anteaters, and other insects.
Just because ants have a handful of environmental benefits does not mean they belong in or around your home.
Ants are plentiful in North Carolina and can be destructive to food and property.
They can also introduce diseases and health risks to your home.
Types of Ants in Raleigh, North Carolina
Certain species of ants are dealt with differently than others, so identifying the species of ant is the first step we take. Understanding the specific species’ differences is imperative in order to craft an appropriate control strategy. Here are some of the pests commonly encountered while working on a Raleigh Pest Control project:
Have been known to nest in warm building/area around 80°F (cracks in woodwork, envelopes, bed lines, bandage packs, paper stacks, etc.)
Attracted to grease, sweets, and meats
Commonly use electrical wiring and plumbing pipes as paths to move from room to room
How to Manage and Control Pharaoh Ants:
Reduce stored supplies of goods
Regularly clean food areas
Regularly rotate supplies to uncover potential nests
Closely examine dripping faucets
Place baits (gels and stations) to pinpoint where these pests may be foraging. Keep in mind, spraying these areas too soon will cause the colony to split up into smaller colonies, making termination more difficult
Odorous House Ants
Generally 1/8 inches long
Scientific name: Tapinoma sessile
Equipped with one node, 6 legs, and antennas
Can range in color from brownish grey to dark grey with a velvety sheen
Second most common ant found in North American structures
Known to be very odorous when crushed (can be crushed very easily)
Average colony ranges from 3,000 to 4,000 members with numerous queens
Prefer being near sweet areas such as flower nectar and honeydew-producing insects
How to Manage and Control Odorous House Ants:
Ensure nearby trees, branches and shrubs are cut back from the home (odorous house ants are notorious for entering homes this way)
Remove firewood and building materials from near the home
Inspect outside areas that are close to inside activity