CT Ant Exterminators
Ant problems are entirely controllable under professional care. Our treatment goal is to stop a problem at its source so it doesn’t keep coming back. Using state-of-the art equipment and methods, our licensed exterminators will inspect your home’s environment and construction to identify the problem and determine the best course of action. Contact us today!
Why you have ants:
Ants enter buildings in search of food and water, feeding on sweets, starches and greasy substances. Indoors, they are usually found along walls, hiding under baseboards or carpets. Outdoors they are generally found under decorative landscaping, wood piles or rocks.The ants that you find foraging in homes or buildings will account for typically 10% or less of the colony’s size and it is important to understand that these ants will travel long distances in search of food or shelter. If and when these foragers locate a food source they will lay a scent trail (by way of pheromones) leading to and from the nest. Once the trail is establish, you will have an ant problem.
Ants are very social insects that live in communities that depend upon each of the members for its survival. In these communities or colonies, ants form underground nests comprised of chambers and interconnecting tunnels where they store food, lay eggs, and maintain nurseries. Ants can extend these nests in trees or within structures such as your home. There can be tens of thousands of ants in a single colony and it is quite possible to have several colonies inhabiting the soil or landscape surrounding a property. For this reason, they are the most common type of insect that we encounter and they can be difficult to exterminate, also they have been known to transmit diseases such as Salmonellosis and Staphylococcus. There are over 12,000 ant species worldwide, but only a handful of species affect buildings in our area.