Ant Pest Control Orange County NY

There are many species of ants in Orange County, NY, as professionals at American Pest Control we come across many types of ants including the following.

  1. Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) – small brown ants that form large colonies and are often seen trailing along sidewalks and buildings.
  2. Pavement ant (Tetramorium caespitum) – dark brown or black ants that are commonly found nesting in cracks in pavement and sidewalks.
  3. Carpenter ant (Camponotus spp.) – large black or red ants that can cause damage to wooden structures and are often found nesting in trees and stumps.
    Carpenter ants can damage your home by excavating wood to build their nests. While they do not eat wood like termites, they can cause significant structural damage by hollowing out wooden beams, wall studs, and other wooden structures. Over time, this can weaken the structural integrity of your home and create safety hazards.Carpenter ants prefer to nest in moist, decaying wood, so they often target areas that have water damage or other moisture problems. If left unchecked, they can continue to excavate new areas of wood and expand their nest, causing even more damage.

    In addition to the physical damage caused by their nesting activities, carpenter ants can also attract other pests that feed on the sugary secretions produced by the ants. This can lead to additional infestations and further damage to your home.

    If you suspect that you have a carpenter ant infestation, it is important to address the problem as soon as possible to prevent further damage. As pest control professionals we  can inspect your home, locate the nest, and recommend an effective treatment plan to eliminate the infestation and prevent future damage.

  4. Odorous house ant (Tapinoma sessile) – small brown or black ants that emit a strong odor when crushed, and are often found indoors in kitchens and bathrooms.
    Odorous house ants are a common household pest that can infest and damage your home. While they do not cause structural damage like carpenter ants or termites, they can still be a nuisance and can contaminate food.

    Odorous house ants typically enter homes in search of food and water, often through small cracks and crevices in the foundation, walls, or around windows and doors. They are attracted to sweet, sugary foods and can often be found foraging in kitchens, pantries, and other areas where food is stored or prepared.

    Once they have found a food source, odorous house ants will leave a trail of pheromones that other ants can follow, leading to a larger infestation. They can also build nests indoors, often in wall voids, under floors, or in other hidden areas.

    While odorous house ants do not cause structural damage, they can still be a problem. They can contaminate food and can be difficult to eliminate once they have established a nest indoors. They can also attract other pests, such as spiders, that feed on the ants.

    If you have an odorous house ant infestation, it is important to identify the source of the infestation and eliminate it as soon as possible. This may involve removing food sources, sealing up entry points, and treating the nest with an appropriate insecticide.

    American Pest Control can help you identify the best approach to eliminate the infestation and prevent further damage.

  5. Pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis) – small yellow or light brown ants that can infest homes and hospitals, and are difficult to control because they have multiple queens.

If you are having problems with ant infestation in Orange County NY, it is best to consult with our professional pest control technicians at American Pest Control.

American Pest Control will inspect your property, identify the ants, and recommend the best course of action for controlling or eliminating the infestation.