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Ant Control in New England

No matter which specific species you’re dealing with, ants are very invasive and will damage your home over time as they build their nests and grow their massive colonies.

Ants are eager to enter your home, and are one of the most common pest problems for residential homeowners.

Here in New England, the three top ant aggressors are the carpenter ant, the odorous house ant, and the pavement ant. All three of these (with the exception of the odorous house ant, which is not a fan of winter) will make themselves right at home in your home, year-round.

 

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Where Ants May Be Hiding In Your Home

Look around doors and windows, as well as holes encircling pipes or cables for signs of carpenter ants. Odorous ants seek sources of moisture, so hot water pipes, heaters, leaky faucets, and termite-ravaged wood are their ideal targets. Pavement ants will likely nest within your home’s walls, insulation, and even beneath your floors. 

Outdoors, you might find carpenter ants in hardwood trees, particularly those with clear holes and imperfections. Inside, carpenter ants are attracted to wood damaged by moisture. Although carpenter ants, unlike termites and beetles, do not eat wood, they do burrow through it with their mouthparts, excavating the area for potential nesting purposes. 
 

Dangers of Having Ants in Your Home

Because there is always strength in numbers, ant infestations can be difficult to eradicate, primarily due to how quickly ants reproduce. No sooner have you crushed one or two that four or five more appear to take the place of their deceased buddies. 

Arguably more concerning is the fact that you cannot tell just how many ants you’re dealing with in the presence of just one or even a few. The ones you can actually see are just representatives of what could be a massive nest behind your kitchen wall or somewhere outdoors on your property.  

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Ant Control with JP Pest Services

Backed by decades of experience and fueled by renowned entomological research, JP Pest Services is able to combat the known and unknown targets of ant infestations. Ultimately, we aim for the heart of the issue -- the nest -- for greater efficiency and efficacy.

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Our Ant Control Process

Ours is a two-pronged approach to ant control, which leverages natural habits of the ants themselves. Relying on baits and slow-acting insecticides, we’re able to introduce these materials to the ants as they forage. When they return to the nests, they bring these materials with them (think take-out), eventually destroying their own nests.

  • 1. Assess
  • 2. Control
  • 3. Prevent
  • 4. Document
  • 5. Monitor & Follow-up

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Carpenter Ant

Carpenter Ant

Carpenter ants get their name because they excavate through wood in order to build their nests. They do not eat wood, but forage for sweet and protein-rich foods to maintain and grow their colonies.

Season
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Size
1/4” – 3 /4”
Region
Throughout the U.S. but more common in the North
Odorous House Ant

Odorous House Ant

The odorous house ant gets its name from the strong, rotten coconut smell it gives off if crushed. These tiny dark brown ants are less than 1/8″ long.

Season
Spring, Summer, Autumn
Size
1/8” or less
Region
Throughout the U.S.
Pavement Ant

Pavement Ant

Pavement ants get their name because they make their nests in or under concrete slabs, bricks, or pavement blocks. These ants form large, multi-queened colonies that can infest structures and are challenging to control.

Season
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Size
1/8” or less
Region
Throughout U.S.

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Mary and Dave T.
Harrisville, NH
NH

We have used JP services for over 8 years. They have helped us get rid of flying squirrels, mold issues and ants. We have found their staff to be professional and knowledgable.

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