Barnes Wildlife Control Ant Removal Service of Ohio knows ants
Barnes Wildlife Control Ant Removal Service of Ohio knows ants. And, ants can be one of the most annoying insect pests in and around Greater Dayton Ohio Miami Valley homes and buildings. Fortunately, most of Ohio ant species don’t bite or sting like the fire ants that inhabit areas of Ohio.
However, ants are always searching for food and water. Your home often has an open-door policy when it comes to ants and you don’t even know it. Ants enter your home in large numbers. They will spoil food and cause structural damage.
But, not all ants are the same! Barnes Wildlife Control Ant Removal Service approach removes ants based on the species. This means if your home has an ant problem then we must know the type of ant before we can deal with it.
Barnes Wildlife Control Ant Removal Service can solve all your ant problems so give us a call at (937) 340-1867.
Barnes Wildlife Control Ant Removal Service Most Common Ant Calls
There are many types of ants in Greater Dayton Ohio Miami Valley Region. But, Barnes Wildlife Control Ant Removal Service of Ohio ant calls tend to center around 4 types of ants. Those 4 types are as follows: Odorous House Ant, Pavement Ants, Pharaoh Ants and Carpenter Ants.
Barnes has learned with experience that ant control lacks success if one only sprays an insecticide around baseboards! Ants quickly detect treated surfaces and avoid them until the pesticide residues evaporate. Currently, Barnes Wildlife Control Ant Removal Service of Ohio professionals treat ant nests or colonies or use baits liked based on the type of ant. Are You Sure You Have An Ant Infestation? Call Barnes To Confirm!
Since you do live in Ohio, Barnes knows you are no strangers to ants. Ants are everywhere and end up in your home more times than we wish. Ants are harmless to humans. But, when you have dinner guests at your home you don’t want them on your dinner plate or sugar. Getting rid of these pesky bugs fast demands calling Barnes Wildlife Control Ant Removal Service of Ohio.
Not All Ants Are Bad – But They are when they get into your home
Barnes Wildlife Control Ant Removal Service of Ohio know some ants collect seeds from flowering plants. Ants and flowering plants have evolved together creating a joint beneficial adaptation. Seeds of many of our Ohio spring wildflowers have an added structure attached. Ants love this structure called elaiosome, a sac rich in high energy lipids. Foraging ants bring seeds with the attached elaiosome into their nest. Then the ants feed the larvae the lipids while the seeds in a setting that allows growth. If the same seeds were left scattered on the surface, then they would not grow or be eaten birds and mice. Also, as an aside, Ohio’s state wildflower, the Trillium, benefits from this eco-connection.
There Are Many Ants In Ohio But 4 Cause The Most Problems to Greater Dayton Ohio Home Owners
The Many Ants Of Ohio
Carpenter Ant,Cornfield Ant, Larger Yellow Ant, Pharaoh Ant, Thief Ant, Pavement Ant, Little Black Ant, False Honey Ant, Allegheny Mound Ant, Lawn Ant, Acrobat Ant, Odorous House Ant and finally the Crazy Ant.
Odorous House Ant
Odorous house ants have a small dark brown or black body. Their lengths range from 2.5 to 3mm. The most obvious sign of this type of ant is the rotten coconut smell Also, a distinct feature, if you crush an odorous house ant it gives off a rotten coconut scent.\
Odorous house ants tend to enter your home after it rains. They love sweets, but they will eat meat and grease. These ants wander 24 hours a day looking for food or if swarming due to colony creation. But, one can have difficulty locating a nest. Also, they build their nests behind walls and under floors, though they also love moist areas.
Odorous House Ants can contaminate food, but they don’t carry any diseases.
Pavement ant are very extremely common in the Greater Dayton Ohio Miami Valley area. Their color ranges from light brown to black. Also, they have legs and antennae lighter in color than their body. Pavement Ants size ranges from 2.5 to 3mm.
These ants often nest outside under stones. Also, they nest in mulch or indoors in walls and below floors. If outside they enter your home for food foraging. Also, they are smart and leave a path to the food source. Pavement ants like a wide variety of foods but prefer greasy foods. Furthermore, Pavement ants swarm during warm weather producing offspring and building colonies. As an aside, they can bite when threatened.
Like odorous ants, they can spoil any food they get into.
Pharaoh ants have a length of about 2mm long. Light yellow in color, Pharaoh Ants have red and black markings on the abdomen.
If you see Pharaoh Ants around your home, well, you have a serious insect pest on your hands. They survive in winter by entering a warm building. Also, pharaoh ants move their nest when bothered, making it difficult to locate and kill. Barnes Wildlife Control Ant Removal Service of Ohio find nest behind walls, in cabinets, under floors, and any other unlit quiet place. Pharaoh ants eat many foods but love sweets.
Also, pharaoh ants are a problem since they contaminate food.
Carpenter ants, larger than many other species of ants, range from 3.5 to 13mm long. They are usually black but also tend to red in color.
Carpenter ants like the indoors and outdoors but look for moist or decaying wood. Also, the eat sweet foods. Furthermore, they eat insects like aphids and scale insects which produce a sweet liquid.
But worse of all, carpenter ants like wood. But, they don’t eat it like some people think. Carpenter ants eat through wood to create tunnels where they create nests. Barnes Wildlife Control Ant Removal Service of Ohio suggests you deal with carpenter ants as soon as possible. Without treatment, a carpenter ant infestation can cause serious home and structural damage.
Since these ants can cause serious havoc to a home we have a dedicated page for carpenter ants.