EcoTech has been getting an excessive number of calls in Mattituk NY for Ant control.
Here is some information on these eusocial insects! Ants are small insects that lives in a complex social colony with one or more queens. They are wingless except for fertile adults, which often form large mating swarms. Most ants feed on sweets, except for carpenter ants, which prefer protein. On Long Island NY you may see some of these ants…
Pavement Ant: These are small brown ants that are often found on the pavement. They nest in cement cracks and can look for food up to 30 feet away from their nests.
Sugar or Odorous House Ant: These ants have an odor if crushed and are hard to get rid of. You usually find these in your kitchen! The colonies are very large with multiple queens.
Carpenter Ant: These are the largest ant that makes tunnels in rotting trees or wood, but will nest in any hollow area that is near their food or water source. These ants do not eat wood, like most people think, but hollow out wood wherever there is excessive moisture, like bathrooms, kitchens, porches, to make their nests. These ants cause the most property damage, excluding termites, than any other pest.
Ways to prevent Ants from invading your home: Avoid letting these ants enter your home by keeping all your kitchen surfaces clean and don’t leave food out. Also look for openings where ants can enter your house. Try to patch any cracks in your walls or windows. If you do see ants in your home, call your qualified exterminator, EcoTech Pest Control 631-868-7023 so we can identify your problem and locate the colony, provide bait traps and treatment to eliminate your ant problem and take steps to prevent them from returning. And so you can enjoy this beautiful season on Long Island, NY without the hassle of these pests.