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Varieties of Ants in New Jersey
Many of our customers have “tiny ants.” Some people call these “sugar or grease ants.” The treatment for these ants is placing ant bait in strategic areas and an exterior treatment. This treatment aims to have the ants bring the bait back to the colony and eliminate it. Sometimes, we apply a nonrepellent product on the inside. Every home is different, which is why an inspection is very important. We offer a 90-day warranty on “tiny ants.”
Carpenter ants, known for their ability to cause structural damage, are a common concern for homeowners. These ants, often black or dark brown, are attracted to moist, decaying wood where they excavate to establish their nests. Unlike termites, they do not consume wood but can still compromise the integrity of your home with their nesting habits. To rid your home or yard of carpenter ants, it's crucial to eliminate sources of moisture and decay. Repair leaks, ensure good ventilation in crawl spaces, and replace any decayed wood. Regularly inspecting and sealing potential entry points around your home can prevent their access. Keep firewood and debris away from your home's foundation in your yard, and trim overhanging branches that can act as bridges for ants. For more severe infestations, baiting systems and professional pest control treatments targeting the nests can effectively eliminate colonies. Regular monitoring and maintenance are key in preventing future infestations and keeping your home and yard free from carpenter ants.
Odorous House Ants
Deriving their name from the distinct coconut odor their crushed bodies emit, odorous house ants are tiny and dark brown to black. To find their food, they travel together in long trails across indoor surfaces. Although they don’t bite or sting, they can be a nuisance once foraging begins, and food contamination is possible.
Pavement ants will eat nearly everything humans eat – plus insects, both alive and dead. They often enter homes in their quest for food, and can grow to large numbers in a short period of time, usually in a kitchen or on a patio. Their name is derived from their favorite nesting places: typically under sidewalks and driveways, and inside building foundations.
The grease ant is a very common household ant that is able to quickly and stealthily nest both inside and outside. Grease ants are the most likely kind of ant to have a nest inside your home, and will typically enter in the mid to late summer. These pesky ants work to identify a consistent food source, like your kitchen pantry, and once established are nearly impossible to get rid of.
Grease ants typically like to hang out around cabinets, so if you see multiple ants there you probably have an infestation. Ranging in color from yellow to dark brown, these ants are very, very tiny.