Ants are one of the most common pests found in Maine homes. They can be a serious nuisance, especially when they invade the kitchen or living room. But did you know that there are many different species of ants in Maine? Each species exhibits unique behavior and requires a specific approach to control. In this blog post, we will discuss the most common ant species in Maine and how Green Pest Defense can help you keep them under control.
Carpenter Ants: Carpenter ants are large ants that can cause significant damage to the wood structures in your home. They do not eat wood, but they chew through it to create pathways for their nests. If you see piles of sawdust around your home or hear rustling sounds in your walls, you may have a carpenter ant infestation. Green Pest Defense can perform a thorough inspection of your home to determine the location of the nest and develop a customized treatment plan to eliminate the infestation.
Pavement Ants: Pavement ants are small ants that build their nests in the cracks of pavement, hence their name. They can also be found nesting under stones, bricks, and logs. Pavement ants are known for their aggressive behavior and can bite humans if provoked. If you notice ant activity on the pavement around your home, it is important to act quickly before the infestation spreads. Green Pest Defense can apply targeted treatments to the nesting sites to eliminate the ants and prevent future infestations.
Odorous House Ants: Odorous house ants are tiny, brown ants that emit a strong, musty odor when crushed. They typically nest in wall voids, under floors, and around water sources. Odorous house ants are attracted to sweet and greasy food, making the kitchen a common area of infestation. Green Pest Defense can apply baits and insecticides to eliminate the ants and prevent them from returning.
Pharaoh Ants: Pharaoh ants are very small ants that are almost translucent in color. They are known for their rapid breeding and can quickly form large colonies in your home. Pharaoh ants are commonly found nesting in wall voids, under floors, and inside electrical outlets. They are very difficult to control and require professional expertise. Green Pest Defense uses a combination of baits, insecticides, and growth regulators to eliminate pharaoh ant colonies and prevent future infestations.
Acrobat Ants: Acrobat ants are named for their ability to raise their abdomen over their head, giving them a acrobatic appearance. They are typically found nesting in decaying wood or in damp areas in your home. Acrobat ants are not aggressive and do not pose a health risk to humans. However, they should still be eliminated to prevent damage to your wood structures. Green Pest Defense can apply insecticides to the nesting sites to eliminate the ants and prevent future infestations.
If you have an ant infestation in your Maine home, it is important to act quickly before the problem gets worse. Green Pest Defense has the expertise and experience to identify the ant species and develop a customized treatment plan to eliminate the infestation. We use eco-friendly and effective methods to keep your home pest-free. Contact us today to learn more about our ant control services.