Ant Treatment & Extermination Services In the NYC Metro Area
According to the National Pest Management Association, (NPMA) “Ants are the number 1 nuisance pest in the United States.” Although you wouldn’t think so due to their small size, they can really become unwanted once they find their way into someone’s home or property.
The good news is that Standard Pest Management specializes in complete ant control and removal services throughout Westchester County, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island and Northern NJ.
Small Things Can Cause Big Problems
Out of the 700 different types of ant species, there are really only about 25 that are common invaders among households and commercial properties. They are definitely a cause to be concerned with for a number of reasons.
- Food Contamination
- They Bite Humans
- Property Damage
Ants easily find their way into homes or buildings by entering through cracks, window sills, frames, porches, garages, and foundations. It’s their size and breeding abilities which make them formidable bugs to control. Through the use of pheromone scent trails, ants are able to communicate bringing others to follow in mass. These trails will lead other packs of ants toward sources of food or water and likely into your property.
The Nesting of Ants In Your Property
It’s very typical for ant colonies to be either large or very large. They are social insects and live in colonies that contain three different types of groups: Workers, Queens and Males. The workers are the ants you are most likely to see. Just as the name suggests, they “work” to protect the nest and gather food. Outdoors, ants will usually nest within wood or soil.
Typical places we have found ants to nest indoors include underneath floor boards, inside wall cavities, within insulation, behind kitchen cabinets, in foundation walls, under concrete slabs and behind rotting window frames.
Common Nuisance Ants We Exterminate
- Carpenter Ants
- Odorous House Ants
- Black Pavement Ants
- Ghost Ants
- Pharaoh Ants
- Fire Ants
Why Choose Us to Handle Your Ant Problem?
- Commercial Facilities Ant Removal
- Multi-Unit Apartment/Residential Ant Control
- Locally Owned & Operated
- Fully Licensed & Insured
How We Exterminate Ants for You
Standard Pest’s experienced ant control technicians will use a variety of methods depending on the situation to treat your ant problem effectively. We work from interior and exterior areas in order to assure that we are being as proactive as possible in keeping ants away.
Outdoor or Exterior Ant Extermination
Before we begin any kind of ant extermination procedure, our professional technicians will try to zone in one exactly what type of ant infestation has occurred. Believe it or not, they differ depending on the species. The three most common ant species we remove include argentine or house ants, carpenter ants and fire ants. While fire ants are more likely to visit your property looking for food from the outside, house and carpenter ants typically nest indoors.
Indoor or Interior Ant Extermination
- Treating with gel baits (along established ant pathways)
- Treating with Ant Bait reservoirs
- Applying monitor traps
Different scenarios call for different extermination procedures. Whenever possible, we do try to use low impact approaches to the environment by sealing up cracks and other possible entry points for ants to enter.
We will also work with you on guidelines for future prevention of infestations. If you have an ant problem, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We have licensed, experienced and friendly experts available locally to service all of your needs.