While there are many types of ants, the ants most likely to be found inside your Long Island home include:
Termite vs. Ant
Termites are not considered ants. Ants develop wings in the spring (they are known as swarmers); so many people think their flying ants are termites. They’re not. The best way to tell the difference is to look at the body and antennae. Ants have thin, pinched bodies and elbowed (or bent) antennae. Termites have long, smooth bodies, and straight antennae. Learn more about the prevention and treatment of termites here.
Ant Problems Around Long Island
If you have ants this spring, you are not alone. Check out a few of the email requests for our pest control services.
West Babylon says “As soon as the weather warms up our kitchen and bathroom (same side of house) is crawling with ants. RAID helps for a day or two but then they reappear.”
Miller Place, NY “Needs estimate re carpenter ants”
Oakdale NY “have had problem for years with small ants throughout the inside of my house and also lots of flying bugs outside(bad area for flying bugs) ie mosquitoes moths beetles etc.”
Ronkonkoma NY “We have a 1000 square foot bottom floor office with an ant problem. Also do you take corporate AMEX?”
West Babylon, NY “we have ants”
Copiague NY “I am interested in your Green Shield Certified Service IPM for an ant problem primarily in our kitchen.”
Patchogue NY “Our house is under attack by little ants lol”
Call a Pest Control Professional
Ants are difficult to control. If you need help, give us a call today Nassau (516) 864-6900 or Suffolk (631) 864-6900 or East End (631) 287-6900