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Say Good Riddance To Ants In Your Durham Home

June 30, 2023 - Ants

Everybody knows about ants. These little bugs are all over the place here in Durham. They crawl through our yards, meander across our driveways, and enter our homes. The question is, how do these pests get indoors and why are they a problem? We would like to answer these and other common questions about ants today. Contact our team at The Eco Man Pest Solutions if you would rather have direct options for ant pest control in Durham. We will walk you through our comprehensive services and find a solution that meets your pest control needs. Keep reading to learn more about ants, the problems these pests cause, and what ant control methods work best here in Durham. We will make sure you have everything you need to identify and stop these pests. 

Identifying Common Ant Species

Durham is home to more than a few common types of ants. Although it is not crucial for controlling or preventing these pests, we do think you should be able to identify different species in our area. This is done in two ways, by appearance, and by nest location. For instance, odorous house ants are 1/16 to 1/8” long, brown or black, and have unevenly shaped bodies. These pests build their nests underground. Carpenter ants, on the other hand, are about 5/8” long, reddish brown, and have large heads/mandibles. These pests build their nests inside structures of wood. Pests such as fire ants are small, red, and live outdoors. Little black ants are also small but prefer to live close to or inside homes. With so many species in our area and many sharing similar features, it can be hard to tell what species are indoors. What is not hard is getting our team involved for a quick pest inspection. We can help you identify which species are inside or around your home and offer some options for ant pest control to give these bugs the boot.

Don't Ignore An Ant Infestation

Most common ant species do not pose any threat. There are only a few species in our area that cause problems that you should be aware of. We are mainly talking about fire ants and carpenter ants. Fire ants like to bite and sting people that wander too close to their nests. This aggression can leave you with painful welts on your feet, ankles, and legs. On the other hand, carpenter ants cause problems with the way they build their nests into the structural wood of local homes. This destructive behavior can lead to a hefty repair bill down the road. Thankfully, carpenter ants are easier to identify than other wood-destroying insects such as termites. Keeping all of this in mind, all ants are annoying. If you don’t want to deal with these pests inside or around your home, you need to invest in some form of ant control solution.

Factors And Causes For Ant Infestations

There are many things that might lead to an ant infestation inside your home. Sometimes, it is something simple like a few crumbs under your couch. Other times it is more complicated like the wood of your home being damaged by moisture. As a general rule, these pests are more likely to invade homes that have the following things:

  • Easy entry points to get indoors
  • Accessible food sources
  • Comfortable places to avoid negative conditions outdoors

It is really that simple. As long as these bugs have a way to get into your home, things to eat, and the comfort of your heating and cooling unit, they will want to be indoors. The question is, what are you doing to stop these pests? We recommend finding some form of effective ant control to combat ant infestations before ants get indoors.

Call The Professionals For Total Ant Elimination Today!

Combating ants on your own is a huge challenge. Stopping these pests using professional pest control is not difficult. Our experts at The Eco Man Pest Solutions offer fast and reliable solutions to remove these and other insects from local homes. We also offer long-term treatments to stop future problems from occurring. We would love to talk with you today to assess your current pest problems and find a reliable solution to stop ants and other common pest threats. 

Reach out to our team at The Eco Man Pest Solutions to start a dialog about our ant control offerings and find a treatment that will work best for you and your Durham home.

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The fire ants were all in my yard. Shuvar & Eco Man came and did a great job, and explained to me the process. Thank you so much... All gone


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