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When it comes to ant control in Acadiana, we know how to remove that pesky ant mound. With their vast underground tunnels which can reach up to 25 feet from the original mounds, these pests are adept at expanding quickly. Not only this, but ants can expand at a breathtaking speed.
Ants don’t confine themselves to just one area. No, they’re happy to expand the colony to various parts of the yard including the lawn, garden, outdoor buildings, compost piles, and even your homes.
At Accu-Pest Exterminating LLC, we’ll eliminate ants in and around your house as well as in lawns, tree stumps, walls, or wherever else they reside.
Even the smallest cracks in the wall can enable ants to enter into your home. Hundreds of thousands of ants can comprise one colony, and these colonies can relocate quickly if they feel threatened. The queen ant can live as long as 15 years, so that means one queen can lay potentially over 100 million eggs throughout her lifetime. It’s best that you call us right away if you suspect ants are invading your home.
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Ant Control In Lafayette

different Ants found In Louisiana

Carpenter Ants

Some types of carpenter ants do not actually eat wood, but instead, they just chew holes into it to build their colonies. It is often difficult to prevent wood damage. Camponotus types of ants are very large and can be identified by their chestnut color. They also have blackheads with the rest of their bodies being brownish-red.

Odorous House Ants

The odorous house ant is a small ant with a single node between the thorax and abdomen. These types of ants have a distinct smell that some compare to coriander or citrus. They are often found in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas where moisture can be found. Control methods for this types of ants should include removing any moisture from the home as well as sealing any cracks and crevices.

Ghost Ants

The Ghost ant is a small ant that has a translucent abdomen making its organs visible from the outside. These types of ants do not have stingers and only bite to defend themselves. They will often nest in plants and can be hard to control on plants because they will return quickly after the pesticide is used on the plant.

Pavement Ants

The pavement ant is a common type of ant that does not cause any harm to your family or pets. They often invade homes and buildings during the winter, but they can be active all year. Although they are not dangerous, pavement ants can be a nuisance because of how many of them there are in large colonies.

Red Ants - Fire Ants

Red imported fire ants are types of ants that grow to approximately ¼"(1/25") inches long and their color ranges from dark brown to black with a slight sheen. They have a heart-shaped gaster (3rd body segment) that is 3 times longer than wide. Fire ant mounds can be as large as 18"(15.24") inches in diameter and usually have between 600-800 slave-maker ants but can hold as many as 100,000 types of ants. Fire ant sting causes itchy bumps that become blisters over time.

Sugar Ants

This species is also known as the Cornfield ant, which eats honeydew produced by aphids. They can be confused for fire ants, but they are smaller and lack the defined waist seen in fire ants.


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Prevent Ants In Your Home

If you want to get rid of the ants that have been invading your home, it would be in your best interest to look into ant control company in your local area. That way, you can take care of the problem thoroughly in one fell swoop.

However, once the initial pest problem is taken care of, you need to take steps to prevent future ant infestations. This can be accomplished by frequently taking your food waste out of your home, sealing cereals and other boxed pantry foods into a new, well-sealed container, and not leaving food out.

Property owners want to know how ants get into a building in the first place. As they are so small, they can make their way into a home or business through the tiniest of cracks. This may be a minuscule space under the front door, or it may be a vent leading into the home. They nest anywhere, including stumps, under foundations, and in lawns or walls of the home. Once they make their way inside, they go in search of sweet or greasy food, often found in pantries or storerooms, along with water.

Once a food source has been detected, the ant leaves a pheromone chemical trail to alert other animals to its presence. With the help of ant pest control measures, these pests can be removed from the building in a short period of time. Property owners want to know how ants get into a building in the first place. Once a food source has been detected, the ant leaves a pheromone chemical trail to alert other animals to its presence.

Ant FAQs

Ant colonies can grow to contain more than 10,000 members, and some can even branch into super-colonies wherein multiple nests and colonies cooperate. Ants are known to be very social insects. They live in colonies with a leader queen ant as well as worker ants. In fact, most ant species contain four different types of ants: the queen, drones, female workers, and reproductives. 

Ants live outdoors in underground nests. When seeking food, water, and shelter ants can enter homes through cracks in the foundation, any gaps or openings in exterior walls, vents drains, or cables. Ants also sneak in underneath garage and exterior doors and through holes in window screens and gaps around windows and doors. When scout ants find a food source in your home they will lay down a chemical trail for other ants to follow. This is why a small ant problem can suddenly get much worse in a matter of days.

The cost of ant control depends on several factors, including the type of ants, the size of the infestation, and where the infestation is. For more information or to receive a quote for ant control services, please contact us.

Two types of ants are found to be dangerous. Fire ants and carpenter ants.

Fire ants. These ants have a painful sting, almost like a wasp. Many people find themselves allergic to fire ants which is why you want to control them before they get out of hand.

Carpenter ants. You must exterminate carpenter ants because they can carve tunnels and galleries through virtually any kind of wood, causing major structural damage.

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