An army of ants can easily ruin a nice picnic in the spring, but it’s much more frustrating when you catch them crawling around in the kitchen. Tired of seeing ants marching single file on your bathroom counter and across your kitchen sink? We can help! Stomp Pest Control provides comprehensive ant extermination in the Cary and Triangle area as part of our standard pest control packages. Don’t get frustrated with these pesky roommates that don’t pay rent. Contact us today at (919) 231-3292 to rid your home or business of ants and other invasive insects.
Why Choose Ant Control for Your Home?
Industrious, tireless and diligent, ants make great workers. Unfortunately, because of these traits, they rank among the most common of all pests, not to mention among the most aggressive and invasive. Once ants find their way into your home, good luck trying to get rid of them.
Extermination for Common Ant Species
Although ants are frustrating when they invade your home or yard, ants do help the environment by acting as nature’s decomposers, feeding on organic waste, insects, or dead animals. They are social insects, which means they live in large colonies or groups and depending on the species, these colonies can consist of millions of ants. Ant control can be tricky, but it all comes down to proper identification followed by proven treatment measures for each specific type of ant.
Fun Facts About Ants
They have superhuman strength!
Yes, you did read that correctly. Ants are ridiculously strong. They have the ability to carry between 10 and 50 times their own body weight! The amount an ant can carry depends on the species. The Asian weaver ant, for example, can lift 100 times its own mass.
Why are ants strong?
This amazing strength is a result of their small size, believe it or not. The Arizona State University reports that because of their small size, ants’ muscles have a greater cross-sectional area relative to their body size compared to larger animals. This means they can produce more force.
Ants don’t have lungs
Due to their small size, ants don’t have the room to accommodate a complex respiratory system such as ours. Instead, they have their own ways of respiration to help transport oxygen around their bodies.
How do ants breathe?
Ants breathe in oxygen through spiracles which are a series of holes located on the sides of their bodies. The spiracles are connected through a network of tubes which help distribute the oxygen to almost every cell in their body.
An ant’s movement helps the oxygen to circulate through the tubes, with the released carbon dioxide exiting through said tubes as well.
Ants are as old as dinosaurs
A study from Harvard and Florida State Universities discovered that ants first rose during the Cretaceous period around 130 million years ago! They have survived the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K/T extinction) that killed the dinosaurs as well as the ice age.
Some ant species are asexual
Rather than going down the traditional route of reproduction, some Amazonian ants have taken to reproduce via cloning. It is reported that the queen ants copy themselves to genetically produce daughters, resulting in a colony with no male ants.
Talk to Our Ant Control Experts In Cary Today!
Stomp Pest Control is a locally owned and operated business providing pest control services in Cary and the surrounding areas. Our customers appreciate our comprehensive Six Step Process, low prices, and extensive guarantees. In addition to ants, our service also rids your home of spiders, roaches, and mosquitoes along with other pests and vermin. We take pride in providing effective solutions to our customers and strive to help you enjoy a healthy, pest-free home.
To schedule service or learn more about our ant extermination and control methods, call (919) 231-3292 or fill out our form below to request a free quote.