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Ants in Prospect, CT

Prospect, CT is a great town.  It’s nestled between Naugatuck, Waterbury and Cheshire and only a short drive to New Haven.  The residents of Prospect, CT are great but they have ants.  There’s no one ant that we can point to that’s the culprit but rather a mixture of all the different ants we have in Connecticut.

What Types of Different Ants Can Prospect, CT Residents Expect?

Unfortunately, Connectict isn’t like some other parts of the country.  We have four defined seasons and only a few different ants.  It’s a fact that our ant season in Connecticut is dictated by our weather patterns.  The ant problems we have usually occur in spring, summer and early fall.   The Town of Prospect has the most problems with are the following ants:

  • Ÿ  Pavement Ants
  • Ÿ  Carpenter Ants
  • Ÿ  Little Black Ants

The Biology of Common Ants

The biology of ants can be boring!

Here’s what you need to know about Prospect, CT ants and what to look for.

  • Pavement Ants:

This ant is the same ant that builds dirt mounds in sidewalks and your lawn.  They’re about 1/8” in size and their general appearance is brown in color.  Pavement ants typically come through small cracks in the foundation wall or floor and can be seen year round.  It’s common to see this ants walking in trails in the floor to and from a bowl of dog food or getting onto the kitchen counters.

  • Little Black Ants:

If you don’t look close you may miss this ant.  They’re only 1/16”, dark black and can be found almost anywhere in your home.  The typical call for this ant comes from a frantic homeowner that has large trails of this ant foraging all over the house.  As with most ants the heaviest area of infestation is the kitchen.  This ant can nest inside and outside, doesn’t do any damage, but is an extreme nuisance.  If you have little black ants you’ll probably need a professional as they can be very difficult to get rid of.

  • Carpenter Ants:

This is the granddaddy of all ants and the most popular statewide.  Carpenter ants come in different shapes and sizes, but in general are black to black and red.  They’re range in size up to about ¼” and chew through wood, but they don’t eat it.  Typically this ant will nest in wet wall cavities but can be found almost anywhere in a home.  Since carpenter ants are a wood destroying insect it is wise to seek professional help once you notice this ant in your home.

When Should You Seek Professional Help for Ants?

Often times the extreme do it yourselfer can rid their home of an ant problem but in most cases a professional will be required.

The problem with ants is that many people either never find the colony or give up on control methods once the amount of ants inside is bearable.  In many instances this is mistake as the true problem hasn’t been taken care of and will be back at a later date.  Avoiding the unpleasantness of dealing with the ants again is should be what the homeowner focuses on and reason enough to have a professional address the issue from the beginning.

If you have ants in Prospect, CT, Envirocare Pest Control can help. Simply fill out the form below or give us a call.

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