One of the most common pests in Arkansas happens to be one of the most frustrating for home and business owners to deal with — ants. There are thousands of different species and sometimes colonies are made up of millions of ants, which means treating ant infestations can be difficult and should be handled by a team of professionals.
Over the years, Bug Masters has built a reliable reputation among home and company owners in Arkansas for offering the best ant treatments. Whether you are in the hospitality industry or own a commercial property or residential building, our exterminators can handle any ant infestation. We can help eliminate ant colonies quickly so you can take back control of your property in no time!
How Our Ant Exterminators Can Help
Because ants are constantly on the hunt for shelter, water, and food, to avoid ant infestations, you must modify the habitat around and within your home or business. Our ant extermination experts can diagnose the cause of your ant invasion and determine which ant control technique will work best for your property. Bug Masters will work alongside you and your employees to not only eliminate current issues but to identify and prevent future ant infestations in your single-family home, hotel, condo, university, commercial property, or church. With a proven track record of effectively eliminating ants in residential and commercial environments, our ant treatment services can’t be beat!
Fire Ant Treatment
Fire ants range in color from reddish-brown to reddish-black and they have a large stinger that injects an alkaloid venom. A single colony can house several queens and up to 500,000 worker ants. Fire ants are most notorious for their aggressive behavior. Several ants may attack at once, each delivering multiple painful bites that have been compared to being touched by fire (hence their name). Their sting is highly irritating to humans and results in red bumps and white pustules, which can ultimately lead to scarring. Some people may even experience an allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention. Because fire ants can be a danger to humans and pets, it is best to consult with professionals regarding treatment.
Carpenter Ant Treatment
Worker carpenter ants are wingless, dark shiny brown to black in color, while winged reproductive ants resemble workers but are longer. Winged carpenter ants are often mistaken for termites, as they chew up wood to make their nests. They prefer to nest in wood that has been previously damaged by water. While inside your home or business, these invaders travel in search of food crumbs and debris to bring back to their colony. They are not directly dangerous to people because they do not sting or bite, but they can be dangerous to homes and other buildings. If left untreated the extensive tunnels and nesting areas that they create through the structural wood of a building can weaken its structural integrity.
Pharaoh Ant Treatment
Pharaoh ants are very tiny with yellow bodies and red and black abdominal markings. These ants are known for spreading disease. They typically invade Arkansas properties in the winter to stay warm, where they can often be found nesting in walls, behind baseboards, and inside curtain rods. Pharaoh ants are known as one of the most difficult types to control, thus it is important to hire a professional ant exterminator to handle the job.
Pavement Ant Treatment
Pavement ants are one of the most common species in the U.S. They earned their name because they nest in cracks in driveways and under sidewalks, piling the resulting dirt in a mound on top of the pavement. Pavement ants range in color from brown to black with paler legs and antennae. The queens and swarmers have wings and are twice as large as the workers. They can form a large infestation very quickly. While they aren’t typically aggressive, they are known to sting or bite if confronted. While they nest outdoors, they also nest inside walls and under floors and will come out to forage for any food left available to them.
Why You Need to Get Rid of Ants Quickly
No one wants to see a tiny trail of ants in their home or business, especially the aggressive type. Sometimes colonies are made up of thousands of ants, which means treating ant infestations can be incredibly difficult and should be handled by a team of professionals. Ant colonies typically produce 4-5 generations a year, and a queen ant can lay up to 1,000 eggs a day if needed, so removing them as soon as possible is the best way to take back control of your home or business.
Clean up spills immediately, take out the trash regularly, rinse dirty dishes before piling them into the sink or dishwasher, clean pet food bowls, and make sure food storage containers are tightly sealed to help reduce the chances of an ant infestation. Additionally, ants can fit in extremely small gaps at entry points like doors and windows, so ensure that any gaps are sealed with caulk.
Ants have a keen sense of smell and are continually looking for food and water. Ants are attracted to anything that is damp or contains standing water as well as anything that is sugary or smells sweet. Ants prefer sweets but also eat foods with high protein content and grease such as meats and cheese.
When the queen ant dies, no more ants will be born, so the colony will eventually die off. However, certain species of ants often have more than one queen in a colony. Worker ants may last weeks or months without a queen while they gradually get disorganized.
Ant eggs are tiny, white, shiny, and oval-shaped. Larvae hatch from eggs after a period of 7 to 14 days. The larvae are white and transparent in appearance and resemble maggots.
Arkansas Ant Pest Control
At Bug Masters, we help remove ants in homes, multi-unit residential complexes, hotels, restaurants, warehouses, healthcare facilities, and much more. If you’re a home or business owner looking for effective ant extermination, you can count on our professional pest control team. Our exterminators can quickly identify the species, develop a customized ant treatment plan, and implement it as soon as possible so those unwanted colonies will be gone in no time. Contact us today!
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