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Ant Control in Central Mississippi


Fire ants- are an invader and not native to the U.S. They reached Mississippi in 1930 and now have taken over much of the Southeast. One mound could hold more than 200,000 ants. These ants are perhaps the most common pest customer’s want to get rid of because of the fact that they do in fact sting, or bite. And while for most of us a bit from a fire ant is merely an aggravation, for some people fire ant bites can be dangerous if they are allergic to them, or if the ants bite in great numbers. Yes there are DIY products for treating fire ants, but usually the mound just relocates to a new area. Successfully getting rid of these ants requires knowledge of an expert.

 

Argentine ants- are a common household pest, often entering in search of food or water, mostly during dry or hot weather, or to escape flooded nests during heavy rainfall. When they invade a kitchen, it is not uncommon to see two or three queens foraging along with the workers. Eliminating a single queen does not stop the colony's ability to breed. Due to their nesting behavior and numerous queens in each colony, it is generally impractical to spray Argentine ants with pesticides. Spraying with pesticides has occasionally stimulated increased egg-laying by the queens. Which makes it difficult for even an expert to control. Green Leaf Pest Services prides itself on identifying and treating properly and safely. 


Carpenter Ants- If you are at all familiar with carpenter ants, you might think of them as those large, dark black ants. In reality, colonies of carpenter ants will have ants of all different sizes. The reason that you may have seen more of the larger varieties is because these ants are the members of the colony responsible for leaving the nest, looking for new places to set up colonies, and scouting for food. It is important to get rid of carpenter ants as quickly as possible because, like termites, they will do damage to wood structures. Carpenter ants do not eat wood, so the damage does not spread quite as aggressively, but the ants do build their nests in wooden structures. Carpenter ants will carve and shape the wood in order to create and expand their homes. Like termites, these types of ants are drawn to wooden structures where there is moisture.


Odorous House Ants- These house ants are the most irritating and problematic ants across the entire country. Each colony of odorous house ants can have more than one queen, and the queens cooperate with one another when producing eggs for the colony. This causes the population of ants to explode, which is just one of many reasons that it is hard to get rid of this type of ant infestation. You can identify odorous house ants by their odor. When an odorous house ant is squashed, it releases a coconut-like odor. Pest control professionals must utilize special techniques in order to first identify that odorous house ants are infesting the property, and then develop strategies that will get rid of multiple queens at the same time!


Pavement Ants- are, simply put, the type of ants you typically see outside on the pavement. These are the small brown ants that you will see pushing and carrying dirt into piles around your sidewalk and driveway as they build up the entrances to their homes. It is when these pavement dwellers set up their homes close to the foundation of the structure, or within a crawlspace that pavement ant infestations can occur. Fortunately, pavement ants have unique tastes when it comes to food sources, and they are attracted to sweets, fatty-foods, and proteins. Green Leaf Pest Services will use this information to design ant control treatments that are effective and safe specifically for pavement ants.


Green Leaf Pest Services was started in 2017, with 10 years of experience in detecting and treating ants in thousands of different homes. Whether you are interested in getting more information about detecting an ant problem or contacting us about the different ant treatments. Feel free to contact us at 601-308-0308​