We provide control of all common ants that are a problem in our area, including carpenter ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, and others.
We service Westchester County, Rockland County, Dutchess County, Orange County, Putnam County, Ulster County, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Long Island and Southern Columbia County in New York.
Ants and Their Control
Ants are among the most common insects. They're everywhere, it seems, especially during the warmer months.
There are many species of ants, but only a few of them are common pests of houses and other buildings in our service area. The rest of them pretty much stay outside and don't bother anyone.
The most common ant species we are called to control are carpenter ants, odorous house ants, and pavement ants, although we do get calls for control of other kinds of ants from time to time, such as citronella ants, acrobat ants, and pharaoh ants. Whatever your ant control problem, G-man has the skills and tools to solve it.
Carpenter ants are common throughout the United States, and carpenter ant extermination is an important service in the Hudson Valley and throughout our service area. Carpenter ants are more economically significant than most other ants because carpenter ants cause damage to wood.
Carpenter ants don't actually "eat" the wood like termites do, but they excavate galleries in the wood in which they live and raise their young. The damage they cause can become significant over time, so effective carpenter ant control is a necessary investment in the soundness of one's home.
We offer effective, fully warranted carpenter ants at reasonable prices throughout our service area. We use a variety of treatment methods depending on the structure, as well as the extent and nature of the carpenter ant problem.
Odorous House Ants
Odorous house ants are very small, ranging in size from one-sixteenth to one-eighth of an inch. They range in color from black to brown and live in colonies ranging in size from less than a hundred ants, to more than ten thousand, usually with multiple queens. Like ants in general, they are highly social insects with defined duties
Odorous house ants usually live outdoors during the warmer months, but will nest indoors in warm, humid areas that are close to food sources. Ants living outdoors will also enter buildings in search of food, especially after rain storms, when the rain washes away the honeydew produced by aphids and scale insects. Odorous house ants have a diverse diet consisting of honeydew and other sweet foods, as well as living and dead insects and decaying organic matter.