Red Imported Fire Ant: An invasive species that poses ecological and economic threats. Native to South America, it has spread widely, particularly in the southern United States. Recognizable by their reddish-brown color and aggressive behavior, these ants construct large mounds in soil. They have a painful sting, and their presence can impact agriculture, wildlife, and human activities. Fire ants are polymorphic (occurring in several different forms, in particular with reference to species or genetic variation). Their colonies are highly organized, with worker ants gathering food and defending the nest. The venomous sting can cause allergic reactions in some people and even threaten small animals.

We protect your property from fire ants by using insecticides as a soil contaminant. This method is meant to prevent fire ant colonization in treated soil encompassing a broadcast spray across grounds spanning up to 4500 sqft.

Carpenter ants: Acrobat ants are a type of carpenter ant we commonly see. Color is variable, but frequently the head and thorax are reddish-brown and the abdomen is black and heart-shaped which is often held upright over the body when the ants are disturbed. While usually not a problem when they are making their home in a dead tree, they become problematic if they decide they want to live in your home. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not consume wood as food. Instead, they cause damage by creating tunnels and building nests in the wooden structure. Carpenter ants produce a substance called frass as a result of tunneling. Frass can contain sawdust, insulation materials, ant feces, deceased ants, and gypsum dust. They are partial to warm, moist, protected areas.

While there are many species of carpenter ants the treatment protocol is the same. We start by treating the exterior walls of the structure(s) as well as pillars and nearby trees. We spray the soil around the perimeter of your home. This service includes foam insecticide injections inside of exterior and interior walls at infested sites as well as applying a residual insecticide dust to your attic and weep holes.

Our general service offers sufficient protection against most other ant species.