ANTS – TREATMENT & REMOVAL
Serving Beaver County and Western PA, Boo’s Bug Stoppers has home pest control treatments for the most common types of ants found in our area. These include carpenter ants, pavement ants, odorous house ants, field ants, and pharaoh ants.
Ants can become a great nuisance pest around the house for many reasons. The most common reason ants are a problem for people is that they need carbohydrates, proteins, water, and warmth just as humans do. Therefore our homes provide ants several food sources. They can derive nutrition from different types of organic lotions, creams, soaps, pet foods, as well as the foods that we have in our kitchen.
Once ant colonies are established in or around the home, ants can remain active in a structure throughout all seasons of the year.
Carpenter Ants like to establish colonies by chewing tunnels into wood frame construction and insulation in the home, and in trees and wood piles outside the home. carpenter ant colonies in homes average in size between 3,000 and 20,000 workers. Large carpenter ant colonies can grow to 100,000 strong, and when left untreated, carpenter ants can cause structural damage to the home.
While carpenter ants are the most likely type of ant to colonize underground, inside the home, pavement ants, odorous house, and pharoah ants will colonize beside the foundation wall or underneath the cement slab/flooring of a building. They do this primarily for warmth. These are the ants who make their way into your house in trails and relentlessly forage through your kitchen finding every crumb along the way.
For anyone who’s dealt with this problem you’ve probably felt that treating this yourself was an uphill battle. This is because these colonies that are located underground beside your home can also contain up to 100,000 ants. Don’t fight them alone! Call Boo’s Bug Stoppers for insect control.