Professional Ant Removal in Baltimore, MD

Sometimes, big problems come in small packages. A single ant may not seem like much of a problem, but when that single ant brings 10 more ants, and those 10 ants soon to turn into hundreds, you suddenly have a real ant infestation on your hands. While most ants native to Maryland do not sting or bite, they can still cause problems for home and business owners by contaminating food and eating surfaces. Here at All Star Pest Management, our experts provide comprehensive ant control and removal for properties in Baltimore, MD, and the surrounding area. Read on to learn more about ants, and give our team a call at (410) 772-0204 today to begin an ant removal plan.

Types of ants in Maryland

There are several ant species native to Maryland, and our expert team has seen them all in our years of service. Acrobat ants, carpenter ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, and thief ants are all types to look out for. The two most common species are carpenter ants and pavement ants. These critters make their homes in or near human structures, causing contamination problems for the people inside. Learn more about carpenter ants and pavement ants below:

Carpenter ants

Carpenter ants are one of the smallest ant species native to Maryland and typically build their colonies inside wood structures. Carpenter ants are distinguished by a combination of black and red coloring as well as a constricted waist area. These ants will typically burrow inside of water damaged wood and can contaminate both human and pet food.

Pavement ants

Pavement ants typically build their colonies inside paved or rocky structures. Cracked sidewalks, foundations, and walls are particularly susceptible to pavement ant colonies. Pavement ants are roughly the same size as carpenter ants and are usually dark-brown or black in color. Though they do not bite, black ants can cause major food contamination issues in a home or business.

Signs of ants

Spotting an ant infestation is as easy as spotting a trail. If you notice a line of ants anywhere on your floors or walls, chances are there’s a colony nearby. In fact, any large concentration of ants is almost always an indication of a colony somewhere close by. Ants travel in large packs because of how they feed, so seeing a line of them basically indicates you have some level of infestation. Our expert team will locate the true source of your ant colony and get them off your property for good, all year round.

Prevention tips

To keep carpenter and pavement ants out of your home, it’s first important to make sure they have no place to start their colonies. For carpenter ants, this means making sure all wood in and around your home is dry and free of cracks and other damage. Trim trees and move firewood to keep all outdoor wood sources away from the foundation, walls, and roof of your building.

For pavement ants, it’s important to seal up any cracks in your foundation, stairs, or nearby concrete structures. As with all ant species, pavement and carpenter ants invade homes when they’re in search of food. Be sure to clean up, cover food, and take out your trash as regularly as possible.

Ant extermination year round in Baltimore

Once an ant colony has established itself in a home or business, it can be quite difficult to remove. Here at All Star Pest Management, our pest control team uses specialized chemicals and extermination techniques to take care of problem ant colonies once and for all. Ants can pose problems during all seasons, and our professional and effective service can help no matter what time of year you are having issues with ants. Call us today to get started. We look forward to serving you.

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