Winter is loosening its hold on the area, and the steady increase in temperatures is a welcomed reminder that spring is just around the corner. Blooming flowers, warm breezes, and days spent at the park, are all things that most people are looking forward to this spring. Something that most people are not looking forward to is the inevitable re-emergence of ants, lots of ants.

There are hundreds of species of ants, but just a few found in our area that have the potential to invade homes and other buildings, becoming a nuisance and even a danger to people, pets, and property. But, with help from the ant control professionals here at ChemTec Pest Control, you can become an ant expert and know how to quickly get rid of any ant that decides to forage for food and shelter in your home this spring!

Some of the more common species of ants found living in and around New Jersey homes include:

Little Black Ants – These are a very small ant, and because of their size, they can enter into homes and other buildings through the tiniest of cracks and crevices.

Pavement Ants – These ants have the potential to bite and sting. They create their nests under, in, and along things like sidewalks, patios, and ground level masonry walls.

Argentine Ants – These ants give off a musty smell when crushed; but their real claim to fame is the extremely massive colonies that they create, which often include hundreds of queens.

Field Ants – Field ants prefer to live outside, but are still a danger because of their nasty habit of delivering a very painful bite when they feel threatened or are accidentally disturbed.

Pharaoh Ants – These ants spread many serious diseases and, therefore, can become a big problem in hospitals and restaurants. They thrive inside year-round due to the constant temperature provided by artificial heat.

Odorous House Ants – As you may have guessed by their name, these ants stink! They give off a very offensive odor when crushed that is likened to rotten coconut.

Carpenter Ants – Carpenter ants are dangerous and damaging large black ants invade homes while foraging for food, staying to nest in the home’s structural wood, causing major damages.

So, now that you know a bit more about the types of ants found in our area, how in the world do you stop them from marching their way into your home, kitchen, and pantry this spring? The best way to stop ants from moving into your home is to partner with the ant control professionals here at ChemTec. Our QualityPro certified technicians can provide safe and eco-friendly ant control services through our year-round pest control services. Our experienced technicians can find and eliminate all the ants and nests that are located in and around your home, and then provide continued support to help prevent future problems with these tiny terrors and other common household pests!

With the help of ChemTec Pest Control you can be sure that the only thing entering your home this spring is a warm breeze – not foraging ants. Give us a call today to learn more about our New Jersey ant control services!