Ants are one of nature’s most annoying insects, and one of the most far stretching; for instance, were you aware that for every one person in existence there are approximately one million ants? That’s a massive ratio! So when your home is being taken over and you’re not sure what else there is you could do, why not give us a call?? At A1 Exterminating Services, LLC we understand exactly how to deal with whichever ant variation is plaguing you – and we do it without making the process drawn-out or confusing to you. So for all those in or around the Keego Harbor area, you’d be remiss if you didn’t! Around here, there are two big types of ants that are pertinent to the area: carpenter ants and pavement ants. Carpenter ants are larger than pavement ants, are generally lesser in number and are notorious for destroying buildings from the inside out. These are the ones you definitely need to watch out for! Pavement ants are more of a simple nuisance than anything else; as previously stated these guys are large in number, tinier in size and tend to stick towards the pavement for their homes – hence their name. These can be an even bigger problem early on in the spring, when each colony is looking to expand their territories and scaled-down sidewalk battles can take place. These battles can leave thousands dead on the pavement and are a tell-tale sign that you may have an issue. Carpenter ants on the other hand, like to build their nests in wood – preferably dead or damp wood – so basements or any other unkempt wooded areas could be the perfect home for them. They're even one of the major causes of structural damage throughout the world, all because they will chew out entire sections of wood for their use. Because of their uncanny ability to destroy what we create, allowing them free reign won’t be a viable decision, and without the proper knowledge you may not be able to rid yourself of the problem without professional assistance. This is the part where A1 Exterminating Services, LLC really shows why our services are unsurpassed: the job itself. Carpenter ants are a major problem, pavement ants a pain in the butt; but with years of experience and study behind our backs you have nothing to worry about no matter which species or subspecies it is. First, we place baited traps. These traps contain a ‘timed-delay’ poison that will be carried by the workers directly to their queen, taking out the biggest piece of the puzzle to clear out your home. Three days after the bait is set, there’s generally no more problem! Just to keep it on the safe side however, we do lay down both spray and dust chemicals, in and outside of your home. Inside is to ensure your problem is resolved, outside to ensure they don’t come back in. Don’t let ants get in the way of you and a peaceful year; give us a call and let’s figure out exactly how we can help you today!