Ant Control in Fairfield County
An ant infestation is one of the most common pest problems. Ants are tiny scavengers that are looking for food and water or moisture at your location. Ants eat meats, vegetables, peanut butter, grease, sugar, cheese, and dead insects. They also are attracted to rotting or moldy wood. Ants in Stamford can find many different entrances to your business or home around your doors and cracks and crevices in windows. Juvenile ants can mature to adults in a matter of days so a growing ant colony can become a major problem quickly.
In order to get rid of ants in CT you need to identify the species you are trying to exterminate. Winged ants and flying ants are often confused with flying termites which has led to the wrong treatments in many cases. Ants have a narrow thorax while termite’s bodies are more uniform.
Most Common Ants in Fairfield County
The four most common species of ants are carpenter ants, pavement ants, red imported fire ants, and pharaoh ants:
- Carpenter Ants: Tend to live in damp wood or damage solid wood when they remove it to build a nest and are about 5/8’’ long.
- Pavement Ants: Are capable of infesting a building and generally make their nests in pavement grooves and cracks. Are about 1/8’’ long.
- Red Imported Fire Ants: Give painful stings and construct large mounds for nests. Vary in length from 1/8’’ to 3/8’’
- Pharaoh Ants: Are capable of transmitting Pseudomonas and Staphylococcus infections and are 1/16’’ long. They are commonly found in apartment buildings, nursing homes, hospitals, and restaurants
When you apply treatment to exterminate Stamford ants, it is most effective performed near the nest instead of widely applying treatment. Our ant exterminators in CT are ready to give you a free estimate and recommendations about how to handle your ant infestation.
Hiring a Fairfield County Ant Control Professional
Our exterminators help customers with ants in Norwalk, New Canaan, Stamford, Greenwich, Westport, Weston, Fairfield, Wilton, Darien, and Bridgeport Connecticut.