Common Ant Species in Greater Philadelphia Area and How Patriot Pest Solutions can help

Ant Control Experts

As a homeowner in the Greater Philadelphia area, you may have noticed some unwelcome visitors in your home – ants. Ants are one of the most common pests that you can find in this area. These tiny bugs may seem harmless, but they can quickly become a nuisance in your home. In this blog post, I’ll discuss the most common ant species you can find in the Greater Philadelphia area, why they enter your home and how Patriot Pest Solutions can help you eliminate them.

Carpenter Ants: These ants are one of the most destructive and difficult to control ants in the Greater Philadelphia area. They enter homes and buildings to find food and water sources and can cause extensive damage to the structure of your home. A sign of their presence is the sawdust-like material that you may find around your home. At Patriot Pest Solutions, we use an integrated pest management approach to locate the source of the infestation, apply the right treatment method, and prevent future infestations.

Odorous House Ants: These ants get their name from the odor they emit when crushed. They are particularly prevalent in the Greater Philadelphia area and are usually found indoors, especially in the kitchen. The Odorous House Ants have a sweet tooth, and homeowners usually find them crawling in the sugary stuff like pastries, candy, and syrups. Patriot Pest Solutions technicians are trained to use baits and gels that these ants consume and transport back to the nest, eliminating the source of the infestation.

Pavement Ants: These small-sized ants are dark brown to black, and they usually nest alongside pavement, in cracks, and edges of sidewalks. In search of food, these pavement ants invade homes and businesses. The pavement ants are often observed in nests during the summer months, and they can cause trouble indoors during the fall and winter periods. You can identify a Pavement Ants infestation by their sand-grain like texture around cracks and crevices in or around buildings. Patriot Pest Solutions utilizes both conventional and green treatments to eliminate these ants, offering our clients with a range of solutions.

Pharaoh Ants: These tiny ants are light-yellow to reddish-brown in color. They prefer warm environments and are commonly found in large numbers in indoor spaces with central heating systems. The Pharaoh Ant repopulate quickly, with many colonies having several queens. These ants love nothing better than consuming sweets, honey, cakes and the fatty parts of several food items like peanut butter. At Patriot Pest Solutions, we offer comprehensive treatment plans that implement our innovative green approach to rid your home of these persistent pests.

Argentine Ants: These ants are one of the most common species in the Greater Philadelphia area. They are dark brown in color and form large colonies primarily found outside, but can quickly invade homes. Argentine Ants leave long trails when in search of food and water and tend to be highly aggressive to other ant species. Patriot Pest Solutions is skilled in preventing new infestations with customized treatment plans that target specific vulnerabilities in your home foundation.

Ants infestations are common in the Greater Philadelphia area, but this does not mean you are powerless against them. With over 30 years of experience and innovation, Patriot Pest Solutions can help you bid adieu to these pests effectively. Our certified pest technicians can identify the ant species that have invaded your space and provide you with actionable and efficient recommendations to eliminate and prevent future infestations. With eco-friendly solutions, we not only rid your home of pests, but we also strive to protect the environment. Contact Patriot Pest Solutions today for your Ant problem solutions.