Ants are one of nature’s most annoying insects, and one of the most far stretching; for instance, did you know that for every one human being there are approximately one million ants? That’s a massive number! 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 know exactly how to deal with whichever ant species is plaguing you – and we do it without making the process drawn-out or confusing to you. So for all those in or around our serviceable area, you’d be remiss if you didn’t! Around here, there are two big types of ants that we deal with constantly: carpenter ants and pavement ants. Carpenter ants are larger than pavement ants, are generally lesser in number and are notorious for destroying homes from the inside out. These are the ones you really need to watch out for! Pavement ants are more of a simple nuisance than dangerous or destructive; like we said before these guys are large in number, tinier in size and tend to stick towards the pavement for their nests – hence their name. These can be an even bigger problem towards the beginning of 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 an obvious sign that you may have an issue. Carpenter ants on the other hand, like to build their nests in wood – generally dead or damp wood – so basements and other wood-built structures could be the perfect home for them. These little guys are one of the major causes of structural damage throughout the world, all due to their ability to chew out entire sections of wood for their tunnels and pockets. Because of their uncanny ability to destroy what we create, allowing them free reign simply isn’t an option, and without the proper knowledge you may not be able to rid yourself of the problem without professional assistance. Here’s where A1 Exterminating Services, LLC really shows why we’re the best around: the job itself. Carpenter ants are a giant problem, pavement ants a nuisance; but with years of experience and study on our track record you have nothing to worry about regardless of which species or subspecies it is. First, we place baited traps. These traps contain a ‘timed-delay’ poison that will be carried by the ants to their queen, ridding you of the biggest piece of the puzzle to clear out your home. Three days after the bait is set, there’s generally no more problem! To remain cautious 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!