Exterminator in Kansas City Milberger Pest Control is already flooded with calls about ants, as we are every spring. All across the area, ants are building their nests and reproducing by the millions. A few ants here and there are no big deal, but when they make their way into your home or business, it’s time to call your exterminator in Kansas City.
Types Of Ants In Kansas City
The most common ants requiring an exterminator in Kansas City are carpenter ants, odorous house ants, acrobat ants, and pavement ants.
Carpenter ants can do a great deal of damage to homes, offices, and other buildings. They are large and usually black, sometimes with reddish or yellowish markings. They chew smooth tunnels and galleries into wood, especially if it is damp or rotting. Because of this, they are often mistaken for termites. They do not eat the wood, however, but leave behind sawdust-like material. Hiring a pest control service is crucial when you discover carpenter ants in your home or business.
Odorous House Ants
Odorous house ants, also known as stink ants, are named for the unpleasant smell they give off when crushed, which is similar to rotten coconut. They are dark brown to black and drawn to moisture. They most often invade during rainy weather. Their nests can be found near water pipes and heaters, under carpets and floors, behind paneling, in wall crevices… really anywhere they have access to adequate food and water.
Acrobat ants are small and usually black to yellowish, but occasionally multi-colored. They raise their heart-shaped abdomens up over their heads when bothered, giving them their name. Acrobat ants also emit a foul-smelling odor they emit when disturbed. They don’t usually nest inside homes, but under the right conditions, they may be found in damp or damaged wood.
Pavement ants are dark brown or black and have grooved lines on their head, body, and thorax. They also have a small pair of spines that extend from the back of the thorax. When they nest indoors, they are often found underneath floors, within insulation, and inside walls.
Exterminator In Kansas City Milberger Pest Control
Your exterminator from Milberger Pest Control will inspect for carpenter ants at night when they are most active. They will do a thorough inspection in and around your home or business – from the ground level to the roof peak. They will locate the colony/nest as well as any satellite colonies/nests, and then drill and treat the entire colony.
Milberger Pest Control has been providing exterminator service in the Kansas City area since 1936. Our highly-trained, professional technicians have a consistent, proven approach to addressing your unique pest problems. For a free quote, click here or call us at (816) 761-1313 in MO, or (913) 384-6760 in KS.