Different Types of Ants
Of all the household pests in North Carolina, ants are probably the most invasive. There are several troublesome species in the Western North Carolina region, and Gibson Pest Control deals with all of them regularly. Many people think of ants as nothing more than a nuisance, but they can cause serious harm to both your property and your family’s health.
Here are a few of the most common types of ants our experts have found in customer homes.
Odorous House Ant
Odorous house ants are found in more North Carolina homes than any other species. They invade houses and other buildings in search of warmth and food. Like many other insects, house ants pick up a variety of contaminants as they crawl on dirty surfaces. They then contaminate infested food with these contaminants as well as their droppings.
Red imported fire ants are native to South America, but they were accidentally introduced to Mobile, Alabama, in the 1930s. Their mounds are now a common sight throughout the South. These ants are known for their aggressive swarming, and their bites leave painful bumps on the skin.
Carpenter ants are larger than most other species, and adults can grow to be an inch long. These ants use their powerful jaws to carve out extensive tunnel systems inside wooden structures. If they target the wooden components of your home, the necessary repairs could be costly.
What Are The Signs Of An Ant Infestation?
To ensure that an ant infestation doesn’t run amok, it’s essential to know the signs of one. If you’ve noticed any of the following, it’s possible that ants have already invaded your residential or commercial property.
Common Signs of an Ant Infestation
- Ants gathering near damp areas.
- Wood shavings scattered about.
- Rustling noises in your walls.
- Food suddenly disappearing.
- A colony is forming in your yard.
Gibson Ant Control Treatment
Using advanced ant baits and the latest industry tools, we at Gibson Pest Control stop these creepy crawlers in their tracks. Our ant control solutions are thorough and results-driven, which brings our customers great peace of mind. With our time-tested treatment process, we effortlessly eliminate ants while keeping your space safe.
Don’t make your home or business vulnerable to ants. When you place your trust in Gibson Pest Control, you’re promised prompt, reliable solutions that guarantee satisfaction. No matter how severe your ant problem may be, we’re qualified to get the job done. Your free quote is just a phone call away. Contact us today to receive your complimentary estimate.
Tips To Prevent Ant Infestations
Fortunately, there are ways you can keep ants from overrunning your home or business. By heeding the below advice, you’re sure to keep these bothersome insects at bay.
Effective Ways to Prevent Ant Infestations
- Keep surfaces clean.
- Store food properly.
- Remove ant trails.
- Perform routine pest inspections.
- Seal off entrances to your property.
- Use ant baits.
- Control ant colonies.
Have Ants in Your Home?
As a North Carolina resident, you will most likely find one or more of these species in your home at some point. If you want to get rid of ants on your property, contact Gibson Pest Control for a free quote. Our experienced technicians use the most advanced baits and tools available.
Areas We Service in NC
There’s no better option for pest control than a locally-owned and operated company. At Gibson Pest Control, you’ll always get top-notch service with the personal touch we’re known for. Our service area includes: