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Common Household Ants

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The first step to eliminating an ant infestation is identifying the ant you're dealing with.


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Ants. On the first day, there could be one. Then, by the end of the week, there’s hundreds marching along your baseboards, crawling onto counters and turning your house into their new nest.

Common household ants are just like their name suggests — common. But the type of ant that’s in your {fran_location_name} home can vary, and so does the best ant killer method to eradicate them.

Finding ants inside your home means that the conditions exist for other pests to invade. Insects like cockroaches can use the same cracks in walls and gaps in weather stripping to sneak their way into a house. Plus, ants can be seen as a consistent source of food for spiders.

They can carry diseases and eat their way through your pantry. The issues can go deeper. The damage wrecked by carpenter ants, for example, can be mistaken for termites – and most homeowners insurance policies do not cover the cost of fixing it.

The first step to eliminating an ant infestation is identifying which of the types of ants that you’re dealing with and then finding the best ant killer in Utah.

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Pavement Ants
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If you see an ant, it’s most likely to be a pavement ant. Originally from Europe, they’ve made themselves at home in urban areas across the U.S. for about 200 years. avement ants can be light brown or black, with their legs a lighter color than the rest of them. They have vertical lines on their head and have two bumps on their back. These ants are only about two or three millimeters in length. Because of their small size, they like to move through cracks to take a bite at your trash. They can also be easily mistaken for sugar ants. One sign that you have pavement ants is if there are piles of sand around your cracks.

Carpenter Ants
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Growing to up to an inch big, carpenter ants are one of the largest species of ants. These ants are black or red in color. They can also fly. Carpenter ants like to eat sugar and protein. Inside the house, that means they’ll be attracted to pet food that’s left out. The same goes for honey or sugar. True to their namesake these ants are attracted to wood. They don’t eat it, but instead tunnel through, creating holes and nests as they damage the structure of your home.

Odorous House Ants
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You probably know these ants by another name. Also called sugar ants, odorous house ants are small. They can be either black or dark brown. The “odor” is in their name for a reason – they will smell like rotten food when you crush them. You have to be careful about how you eradicate them. The best ant killer in Utah for them is not what you’re going to find at the store. Stay away from chemical sprays. Odorous house ants can detect when you use one and will scatter. They’ll then make more nests and keep multiplying.

Field Ants
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Growing to up to eight millimeters long, field ants are on the larger side. They can be yellow, black or red. Commonly confused with carpenter ants, they also prefer to live outside, but will move into your home if they find something to eat. They will build a mound and then create a colony inside. They’ll use sticks or leaves to build their nests.

Thorn Pest Solutions ant revention treatments in Utah. Ants Require a Careful Approach

There are different strategies to eliminating ants compared to other pests – and you’ll need expertise to determine the best ant killer in Utah. For example, you’ll want to reach for baits and sprays at the store, but these products should never be used together. And, if you do it wrong, then the ants will keep coming back.

The most common types of ants in Utah all look similar, and you probably don’t want to get close enough to them to measure them. The scientists at Thorn have experience identifying the different types and have been proven at eradicating them. We will determine where they are entering your home and explain the products used to defeat them. Contact Thorn in Utah to get started on eradicating your ant problem.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A good pest control program uses multiple control methods. The most common solution for controlling pests native to Utah involves applying liquid pesticides as a barrier at likely pest entry points. The experts at Thorn also use many other tools to control pests including baits, dusts, exclusion, sanitation, habitat modification, vacuuming, web removal, and trapping.

Contact us today for a consultation with one of our pest control experts. We can recommend the best pest control strategy for you after we inspect your property.

When an ant infestation presents, it’s best to consult with the ant control specialists at Thorn. We can advise on methods including spraying and baiting, and prevent a large colony of ants from returning.

Yes, pest control can eliminate ants from inside your home or business. In addition to getting rid of foraging ants, the pest control experts at Thorn can also make recommendations for baiting to mediate colonies through a process called trophallaxis.

It’s not uncommon to see ants outside your home or indoors during certain seasons or seasonal transitions, but our team is always happy to help if you see an unusual or unmanageable change in the number of pests.

You might consider calling Thorn if there’s a significant change in where you are seeing ants indoors or out, a reoccurring colony that seems difficult to rid completely, or if you need recommendations for exclusion. Our ant control specialist can help mitigate the problem before it gets bigger.

When you hire a highly-trained Thorn specialist, they’ll be able to:

  • Identify the species
  • Find entry points
  • Locate the colonies
  • Bait along foraging ant trails,
  • Bait and treat both interior and exterior as necessary
  • Follow-up to make sure that the treatments were effective

Thorn ant control inspections and treatments start at $188. Ongoing pest control programs start at $32 per month. Contact us for an estimate today.

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