Ants are a problem all over the United States and although they tend to stay outdoors, they do come inside homes and businesses looking for food and water. When ants come in the house they can be a real nuisance and can be problematic to control and get rid of. If you have ants in and around your home, you want to be sure that you use a good pest control company such as Stewart Termite & Pest Control. Our expert technicians have the experience and expertise to not only identify a problem, but treat the area and rid your home of any unwanted pests. Using our services for not only control but for prevention will leave you and your family safe from ants that can invade your home. Stewart Termite & Pest Control lists ants that are found throughout Greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and how you can identify them.
Carpenter Ants in My Home
These are one of the most common types of ants and they get their name because of the areas they are found most often. They look for wood piles and any exposed wood and will take up their tunnels and nests through the wood itself. They are the largest of the ants that are found around the area and have large jaws that not only let them chew through decaying wood or healthy wood. They do not eat the wood and instead will eat fruits and other insects. There is a vast array of carpenter ant species so giving them a particular description is not a great idea. They area they are fond is the best way to identify these types of ants.
Red Pavement Ant
The red pavement ant is most often found outside near an area where there is sidewalks. You most likely will see them congregating around the cracks that are in the concrete walkways. They will use the space between pieces of concrete to begin tunneling. They do not have a venomous bite but the bite can sting and cause an irritation. They have a red color and will make their way into your home in search of food.
Crazy Ants Like Electronics
This ant has some identifying features that are unique to them and make them a bit easier to identify. They have hairs all over their body and have antennae and long legs that make them look different from other ants that are found in the area. They are found in soil and potted plants and can be in plants that are inside your home and can make their way in other areas of the home if they need food. It is not definitely known why but crazy ants are attracted to electronics.
Other common ant species found in Greater Pittsburgh, PA include citronella, acrobat and odorous house ants. Call Stewart Termite & Pest Control to set up services to treat your home for unwanted ants and other pests around and inside your home.