Ants in Kansas City: Carpenter ant, Little black ant, Odorous house ant, Pavement ant, Pharaoh ant
Carpenter Ants in Kansas City:
Carpenter Ants in Kansas City can create a major problem in your home. They are attracted to wood and moisture in the home. Carpenter Ants do not eat wood but shred wood making it look like sawdust in your Kansas City Home. Members of Genus Camponotus [Hymenoptera: Formicidae]: Carpenter ants are wide spread in Kansas City. (read more by clicking this link) Carpenter ants in Kansas City. We are an exterminator in Kansas City that can take care of your pest control in Kansas City.
Little Black Ants in Kansas City:
Little Black Ants in Kansas City are a nuisance. Monomorium minimum [Hymenoptera: Formicidae]: Little black ants are omnivorous and common in urban habitats. Workers ants are monomorphic, 1.5 – 3.0 mm long, the ants have slender bodies, dark brown or black. Ant colonies nest out-of-doors and form conical craters. (read more by clicking this link) Little Black Ants. We are an ant expert in Kansas City that can take care of all your pest control needs in Kansas City.
Odorous House Ants in Kansas City:
Odorous House Ants (OHA) in Kansas City are an ant that generates many calls to our office. This ant is mainly active from early Spring to late Fall. Tapinoma sessile [Hymenoptera: Formicidae]: Odorous house Ant is a species that is widespread in Kansas City as an urban pest. Worker 3.0 – 3.5 mm long; monomorphic; brownish grey with velvet-like appearance. (read more by clicking this link) Odorous House Ants typically nests out-of-doors in soil or under wood or stones, but will nest in your kitchen walls. We are an exterminator expert on Odorous House Ants in Kansas City that can take care of your pest control in Kansas City.
Pavement Ants in Kansas City:
Pavement Ants in Kansas City are a nuisance to the outdoors. We generally don’t see them much in our homes, although they can become a ant problem in our Kansas City homes. Tetramorium caespitum [Hymenopter: Formicidae]: (read more by clicking this link) Pavement ants are omnivorous and forage throughout the year. They seek sweets and grease indoors; seek plant materials outdoors; feed on roots and seeds. We are an exterminator in Kansas City that can take care of your pavement ants in and around your Kansas City home.
Pharaoh Ants in Kansas City:
It is best not to spray a colony of Pharaoh Ants, when you find them around or in your Kansas City home. This could cause the colony to bud and become a lot bigger problem. Monomorium pharaonis [Hymenoptera: Formicidae]: An cosmopolitan urban pest originally described from Egypt (hence name); Worker small bodied 1.5-2 mm long, head and Thorax reddish-yellow with gaster darker. Nest unstructured and crevices used as nesting sites. Queens cannot fly; mate in nest; colonies may contain hundreds of queens with each laying <4,500 eggs. Colonies may contain several hundred thousand workers. Workers do not sting but acid gland produces chemical repellent. Significant urban pest in homes, office buildings and hospitals. In hospitals, the Pharaoh ants can server as mechanical vector for diseases including Salmonella and Staphylococcus. We are an exterminator in Kansas City that can take care of your pest control in Kansas City.
A number of steps can be taken by homeowners to reduce the potential for future carpenter ant problems.
1. Correct roof leaks, plumbing leaks and other moisture problems which will attract carpenter ants.
2. Eliminate wood-to-ground contact such as where landscaping has moved soil or mulch up against the wood siding of a home.
3. Clip back tree limbs and vegetation touching the roof or siding of the house. Limbs and branches serve as “bridges” between carpenter ants nesting in a dead tree limb and the structure.
4. Seal cracks and openings in the foundation, especially where utility pipes and wires enter from the outside.
Stack firewood away from the foundation and elevate it off the ground. Never store firewood in the garage or other areas of the home, as firewood is a prime nesting area for carpenter ants.