All About Bugs Pest Control is fully licensed and insured to provide the commercial and residential locals of the Greater Richmond, VA with effective ant control services. Ants can be a challenge to eliminate due to their social structure, the members of the colony, and other factors, but our technicians can help remove the ants from your home or business. In Virginia, the most common ants include little black ants, carpenter ants, odorous ants and pavement ants.
Little Black Ants
Little black ants in Greater Richmond, VA are jet black and average about 1/16 of an inch in length. These ants are commonly found indoors as their colonies stay relatively small and they will move to other locations when they are disturbed. Inside, they infest decaying wood and masonry, and outdoors in soil under rocks or debris. Usually recognized on foundation walls and along sidewalks are their characterized small crater-like nests.
Carpenter ants in Richmond, Virginia and surrounding areas are larger at ¼ -1/2 of an inch in length and are black. These ants destroy wood structures, preferring moist, decayed wood, but they tend to expand into sound wood as well. There colonies frequently have more than 15,000 workers, with parent colonies located outside of the home. They will travel more than 300 ft away from the nest for foraging, and though they do not eat wood, they do excavate and live inside it.
Odorous House Ants
Odorous house ants are so named due to the rotten, coconut like odor emitted when they are crushed, are about 1/8 of an inch long and have a brownish tint to their color. Their colonies can potentially be larger with 100,000 workers and many queens.
Pavement ants have a black body with legs and antennae that have a more of a brown tint and average 1/8 of an inch long. Their colonies typically have 3,000 to 4,000 ants and are drawn inside to escape colder temperatures. Inside they are found in walls, insulation and under floors and outside under soil.
Ant Inspections & Control in Mechanicsville, Glen Allen, Ashland, Petersburg & Greater Richmond, VA | Dinwiddie County, Virginia
No matter the ants invading your Greater Richmond, VA home or business, All About Bugs Pest Control can eliminate the infestation and provide more protection from future infestations with routine maintenance. Contact us today!