Ant Control

Pavement Ants

Pavement Ants, shown right, are the ants that nest in and under cracks in the pavement or under stones around homes and buildings. Dark brown or blackish in color, these ants have large colonies with an average of 4,000 worker ants with queens. These ants will eat almost anything, crumbs around the house, fruit, nuts, other insects, meats, etc. They can climb up walls and enter building through cracks and small openings. They can bite or sting, and contaminate food if they get in it.

Sugar Ants

Sugar Ants is actually a general term for ants, and not an actual specie of ants. It is a name given to ants which tend to like sweet food. This sugar ant, could actually be a crazy ant, pharaoh ant, ghost ant, odorous ant or other species. Odorous house ants, shown to the right, walk in a line, while crazy ants are named for their sporadic turning behavior when they are around food sources. Pharoah ants are one of the common ants found in the kitchen. They eat most things, but are attracted to protein. Ghost ants are tiny brownish ants that tend to cluster on counter tops in search for food.

Repellants may kill ants in one spot but deter them from that area, so the rest of the ant colony is still alive and simply goes somewhere else but remains in the house. Quick pesticides may not kill the entire colony either. A slow acting bait can be used to kill ants slowly. The ants bring the bait back to the rest of the colony, killing off the entire colony.

If you have a problem with sugar ants or any other type of ant, let A1 Exterminators take care of it! Call 1-(800) 525-4825.

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Insects in Christmas Trees

Buying a Christmas tree is a beloved tradition for thousands of families, and there’s something nice about having a real pine tree in your home. It smells nice, and it’s so pretty.

But, because they’re part of nature, it also means they can double as homes for several types of insects, many…

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Bed Bugs in Winter

Bed bugs can withstand temperatures from nearly freezing to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes controlling them extremely difficult.

However, they often succumb after a few days of exposure to temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. The bad news is, as we heat our homes, we provide the perfect habitat for bed bugs…

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Do You have an Unwanted Guest?

Raccoons have been looking for warm place to spend the winter.  If you are

unlucky enough to have one decide to be an unwanted house guest, do not try to remove a Raccoon on your own.

Raccoons will do what ever they need to in order to survive.  If you come across…

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Keeping Your Food Safe From Pests

Almost everyone brings out the flour and cookie sheets around the holidays. The smell of sweets coming  from the kitchen will certainly put the whole family in the holiday spirit, but not having proper storage for food can bring festivities down. Improperly stored food can attract pests, and if left unchecked, a small problem pest could turn into an…

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Bug Tip Tuesday | Pests in Firewood

Many people enjoy having a wood-burning stove or fireplace in their homes for the warmth, comfort and homey feel it can bring, especially in the cold of winter. But the firewood that is brought into the home for that fire isn’t always quite as comforting, as there are a numerous household pests that can be carried in with the firewood.

Thankfully, control…

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Where Do Ants Go During Winter?

It’s not all that often you see an army of ants marching across the kitchen counter in the dead of winter. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t nearby. Ants are very successful at overwintering in the great outdoors, including our own yards.

During the fall months, ants…

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