With more than 10,000 known ant species around the world, it’s no wonder ants are the most common pest in homes and businesses. Thankfully, we primarily deal with only 6 common species.
These are Acrobat Ants, Pavement Ants, Odorous House Ants, Little Black Ants, Citronella Ants, and Carpenter Ants. Many other species of ants occur in Southeastern Pennsylvania, but the ones listed account for 95% of our ant calls.
The first step to solving an ant problem is identification. Each ant species requires different treatment strategies. Some, like the Pavement and Citronella Ant, are ground-nesting while others like the Odorous House and Carpenter Ant can nest within the structure. Acrobat Ants produce frass (a saw dust-like waste) similar to that of Carpenter Ants, but are not considered a wood destroying insect. So, you can see why it is vital to know which ant you are trying to control.
At Masters Touch, we don’t send someone out to “spray for ants”. We identify, inspect, and develop a treatment strategy that is right for the property and problem.
Also, we follow up on tough ant problems to insure success. We provide ant extermination services to customers in Chester County, PA, The Main Line, Western Delaware County and Western Montgomery County