Ants are one of the most common pests in the New Plymouth area. Nobody is immune from the occasional ant infestation. Ant issues can crop up seemingly everywhere. This includes New Plymouth homes, Kiwanis Park, and even businesses like TNT Paints. Due to the mobility of ants and the large size of their colonies, ants are some of the most difficult pests to get rid of. Instead of tackling the problem yourself, you will definitely want to call in a professional New Plymouth Ant Exterminator to help you solve your problem. Common ants found in New Plymouth are the Odorous Ant, Red Fire Ant, and Pavement Ant.
Odorous Ant: True to its name, the Odorous House Ant puts off a foul odor when crushed. The odor is often likened to rotten coconut. They are brown or black in color and range from 1/16 of an inch to 1/8 of an inch in length. These ants are attracted to areas of moisture and are particularly fond of sweets. These ants are often referred to as sugar ants. Odorous house ants are the number one ant we see inside New Plymouth homes.
Red Fire Ant: These ants get their name from their red color and ability to inflict painful bites and stings. These ants can often be identified by the mounds they create in soil. Some people are allergic to Red Fire Ant stings and can have more severe reactions.
Pavement Ant: Pavement Ants are aptly named, because of their preference for nesting in driveway or sidewalk cracks. They are dark brown or black in color and 1/8 of an inch in size. These ants will eat almost anything and have been known to contaminate food inside homes.
Not only are ants one of the most common household invaders, they are also notoriously difficult to get rid of. If you need help from a New Plymouth Ant Exterminator, contact Get Lost Pest Control. They have a two-step approach to eliminating ants from your home. Get Lost Pest Control will apply an insecticide spray to the interior and exterior of your home. When ants contact the spray, they pick up the active ingredient and bring it back to the colony. Using this spray, along commercial grade ant baits, ensures that the colony is eliminated at the source.