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Ants

WHAT ARE ANTS?

Ants are social insects that live in large colonies made up of reproductive females, reproductive males, and non-reproductive (or worker) females. These colonies can have millions of members. Ants have three body sections – the head, thorax, and abdomen. They have six legs and are exceptionally strong insects, able to lift items that are far above their body weight.

There are many types of ants, but two that are common in our Utah service area are pavement ants and odorous house ants. There are several types found in our Ant Control service ares here in Vernal, Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Daggett County, and Unitah County Utah. Let’s check examine a couple of these now.

Pavement ants

Pavement ants are usually black and about ? inch long. They get their name from the way they usually build their nests under cracks in the pavement.

Odorous house ants

Odorous house ants are typically brown or black in color and are quite small, growing no larger than 1/8 inch. They get their name from the rotten coconut smell they emit when squished.

Why do I have an ant problem?

As their name suggests, stinging insects can sting, and are therefore, dangerous insects. Getting stung by a bee or wasp is a painful experience for most people, but for some, it can be life-threatening. If you have an allergy, these stings can cause major health problems or even death.

Where will I find ants?

Ants live in nests, usually built underground. However, as mentioned above, they sometimes build their nests in wall voids, usually near a water source. Once inside your Utah house, ants may be observed crawling across your counters or inside your cabinets on their way to a food source. Outside your home, you’re likely to find ants under rocks or wood piles, or simply walking across the ground. This is why it’s important to have year round pest control so the ants do not make your house their home.

How do I get rid of ants?

Once they get inside your house, ants can be difficult to remove. It’s important to eliminate them all so they don’t pose a problem in the future. Pickett Pest Control offers home pest control and commercial pest control services that will take care of your ant problem. Contact Pickett today!

How do I get rid of stinging insects?

If you find a nest on your property, do not attempt to remove it yourself. When they feel threatened, stinging insects will swarm and attack. In order to remove a nest without getting injured, contact the pest control experts at Pickett Pest Control. We can take care of your paper wasp or hornet problem, leaving you sting-free!

How can I prevent ants in the future?

Ants are drawn to moisture and food, so eliminating those two attractants will go a long way in protecting your home. Here are some helpful ant prevention tips:

  • Ensure that you have no leaking pipes, dripping spigots, or faucets in or around your house.

  • Keep moisture and humidity levels low inside your house.

  • Eliminate excess moisture outside your home.

  • Store food in closed containers or in the refrigerator.

  • Clean up spills and messes as soon as they occur.

  • Wipe up crumbs, and don’t leave dirty dishes out on the counter or in the sink.

  • Seal cracks and holes around the outside of your house to make it more difficult for ants to get inside.

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