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Fire ants are known for their reddish color and painful bites. They can range from 1.5 to 5mm in size. Typically nesting in the ground, nest can sometimes be seen above ground in examples of larger colonies. Fire ants are omnivorous, meaning they eat meat. Their bites are very painful and fatal to some.
Ant pest control can be a difficult task not only for a home owner but also for a professional. If the wrong material is applied in the wrong location the problem can actually be made worse. Ant nest can divide leaving you with a larger pest problem than original. Did you know that not all ants are created equal? In our area there are many different kinds of ants that require types of treatments. Allow our family at Universal Pest & Termite Elite to protect your family and home including pets against ants and other unwanted pest invaders.
We offer IPM (Integrated Pest Management). This is a technique that limits the amount of pesticide applied in and around your home for ants and other unwanted pest. We caulk entry points where ants enter and nest.
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We offer a no-hassle free return policy. If the ants return in between your regularly scheduled services, so will we. No questions asked and no charge to you. Call or click today for a no hassle estimate and inspection.
Acrobat ants get their name from their ability to acrobatically raise their abdomen above their heads when disturbed. In size, they average about 5.4mm in length. They nest near moisture; under stones, in rotting wood, inside stumps and under piles of wood.
Carpenter ants are the largest of the ant family. The workers can range from 6mm to 12mm. The winged swarmers can range from 18mm to 20mm in length. Swarmers usually appear in the spring and is a sign that their is a nest close by in a structure. Often mistaken for termites, Carpenter ants can damage wood by hollowing it out for nesting.
Argentine ants measure about 2.2 to 2.8 mm in length range from light to dark brown in color. They can nest in a variety of places and are known for being very adaptable. Their colonies are very large in size and can have close to hundreds of queens. They travel in well defined trails.
Odorous house ants range from 2.4 to 3.3 in length. They have either dark brown or black bodies. They get this name from the smell of rotten coconut that is emitted when crushed.
Safety is the most important part of ant pest control. Universal Pest & Termite Elite offers our exclusive Border-Guard pest control program that's puts the focus on keeping ants out of your house in the first place.
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