Category: Ants

Yes we are open!

A1 Exterminators Logo
We are considered an Essential Service per the government so if you have any rodent, ant, termite or other pest issues, we can come to you and exterminate them! We have protocols set in place, if anyone is sick or feeling ill we cannot treat their residence or business. If there are no medical... more
Tagged with: , , , , ,

Carpenter Ants AKA Big Black Ants

Carpenter Ants are often referred to as "black ants" or "big black ants" although some species are not black and they are not always large.  In reality, there are thirty possible sizes for carpenter ants.  Larger ants indicate a more mature colony: one that has been located in the same area... more
Tagged with: , ,

Inspection Clues for carpenter ants

Carpenter ants are very common in areas that have a high water table. They seek out high moisture areas in and around structures. Though not always, when carpenter ants are found in a structure, they are there because of a moisture problem. Carpenter ants usually nest either in damp wood or... more
Tagged with: ,

How to Keep Bugs Out of Firewood

It is important to keep bugs out of firewood. Termites infesting your firewood could find their way into your home. To keep bugs out of firewood, prevention is your best option. Store firewood properly and you will protect the wood and your house from ants, termites, beetles and other invasive... more
Tagged with: ,

Winged Carpenter Ants

Flying ants in the home are rarely a good sign, and this is particularly true if they are seen indoors during the winter. Finding a winged ant or two indoors during the summer does not necessarily mean there is a problem, but if winged ants are seen in the home during the winter months, there... more
Tagged with: ,

Firewood Pests

A wood-burning stove or fireplace can bring a great deal of warmth, comfort, and pleasing aesthetics into a home. However, the firewood that is brought into the home for that fire can also bring with it a number of household pests. Rodent Control - The best method of rodent control is... more
Tagged with: , ,

Find the Repellent that is Right for You

Use the search tool below to help you choose the repellent product that is right for you. You can specify : mosquitoes, ticks or both; protection time; active ingredient; or other product-specific information. Consider these factors when choosing a repellent: Do you need protection... more
Tagged with: , ,

Ant Prevention Tips

Eliminate standing water. Pests, such as Argentine ants are attracted to moisture. Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes pests use these branches to get into your home. Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around the bottom of your house.... more
Tagged with: , ,

More ant facts you may not of known

Ants are one of the most successful groups of insects. They are social insects that live in colonies which are usually located in the ground, but they may enter buildings for shelter and/or food. Ants feed on practically every kind of food, but those entering homes are looking for sweets and/or... more
Tagged with: , ,

Why Do Ants Have Two Stomachs?

Ants have two stomachs. One is for personal consumption; the other is for feeding fellow ants, larvae, and queens. When harvesting food, this amazing insect can decide what passes through its personal stomach and what it keeps for redistribution. In its “social stomach” the menu is... more
Tagged with: ,