ANTS IN NJ, PA, MD, AND DE: THEY’RE BAAAAAACK!
Each spring brings ant problems to many homes in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The official start to spring is March 20th, which means that sooner or later we will be saying sayonara to the chilly 40-degree days and hello to some much warmer spring days. But unfortunately one thing that often accompanies the spring season in NJ, PA, MD, and DE is the onset of ant problems. You know, the ants that begin to wander about through your kitchen as soon as we have a nice warm day? While many species are just a nuisance and hard to get rid of, there are also some species like carpenter ants that are a bit more troublesome to the structural soundness of your home.
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What are the Most Common Ant Species In NJ, PA, MD, and DE?
Of the thousands of different species of ants out there, the local ant control experts at Viking Pest Control state the most common species to invade New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Eastern Shore of Maryland homes are:
- Odorous house ants
- Little black ants
- Pavement ants
- Argentine ants
- Field ants
- Pharaoh ants
- Carpenter ants
Most ants are after the same things, food for themselves and the thousands of others in their colony. What this means for you as a homeowner is that any little crumb or spill is subject to an ant finding it and then sending their friends along. But more than just keeping a clean home that is free of any food debris is also watching out for the wood structures like around the windows, roof eaves and the decks for any signs of wood destroying carpenter ants.
Carpenter ants form their colonies in moist, decaying wood and as the ground begins to thaw and spring showers hit the area, well, carpenter ants will be more than happy to get busy carving galleries in wood for their nests. Be on the lookout for large black ants or red and black ants foraging through the home and try to remove errant tree limbs, twigs and stumps as well as other wood sources that are lying around on your property.
We understand that getting rid of ants is not an easy task, which is why we offer ant control services throughout NJ, PA, DE, and the Eastern Shore of MD. Our team of local ant control professionals will be able to locate the ant colony and eliminate ants at the source as to prevent future ant problems. To learn more about any control, contact Viking Pest Control today. Remember, March and April showers bring not just flowers but ants too!