Ant Exterminator NYC
When to call an ant exterminator in NYC
Ants have a different nesting habits and food preferences. We are used to ants building their home as mounds in the soil, but they also have been known to nest in homes behind moldings, baseboards, countertops, and other hiding places. They have also been found in decaying or moisture damaged wood. Ants feed on many types of food, including starches, meats, fats, and sweets. Oh that sugar!! Their sense of smell is very good and they can smell food from far away, that’s why we see them around food or crumps that are left out by accident.
There are some DIY options you may try to get rid fo an ant infestation depending on how big the infestation is. One of the options is using baking soda as the main active ingredient, this article covers the process step by step, and some of our visitors say it has worked for them. Others use peppermint, essential oils and water and vinegar, here’s some info about different kinds of DIY ant killers and repellents.
Some ant infestations could be handled using the DIY approach but sometimes they can get out of control. We’ve seen cases where ants have taken over a room of the house. If you see more than an ant here and there its a good time to call an ant exterminator. Also, prevention is always better than letting it happen, avoid ants by cleaning up crumps and not leaving food out, this includes your pet’s food containers.
Common Types of Ants in NYC
- Pharaoh Ants
- Common Pavement Ants
- Carpenter Ants (Black ants)
- Odorous House Ants
- Argentine Ants
- Citronella Ants
Ants in my Home
Ants will invade your residential or commercial properties for many reasons, but the main reason is WATER! Ants enter your home seeking water, along with any types of sweet or greasy food substances that may be in your:
- Storage Rooms
- Leaks in walls and other rooms in your home or office that provide moisture, or have food sources
Preparing for Ant Removal
- Clean out the cabinets
- Remove all items from countertops – and wipe down the counters
- Cover areas that are going to be treated with a drop cloth (or plastic)