Prepare For The Beginning of Ant Season

Pest Control Woodstock and KennesawDifferent insects and pests have seasons in which they are more active. Two species of ants mark the beginning of their seasons in March. Carpenter Ants and Fire Ants.  Protect All Pest Control is prepared to help you combat either of these common pests that are so prevalent in North Georgia.

Carpenter Ants

Growing up to 3/8 inches long, carpenter ants are one of the largest species of ants found in Georgia. Identified by size and coloring (black with yellow abdominal region hairs), carpenter ants earn their name by chewing wood to create nesting space. These house ants often create nests in moist wood found around dishwashers, bathtubs, skylights, door frames and crawl spaces. Carpenter ants are most active at night and create permanent trails to nesting locations.

Fire Ants

Probably one of the most well-known and dreaded ants, the red, 1/4-inch long fire ant is well-known in Georgia for its painful sting and for building large, reddish, mounds. Fire ants are extremely active during the day and at night when they search for food and defend the colony’s nesting mound aggressively. While fire ants usually keep nests outside and only enter homes to search for food or water (during the summer), they have been known to establish nests inside homes. During dry seasons or after floods fire ants will relocate and build nests inside the walls of the nearest house or behind any large appliance.

No matter what your pest control needs, our team of pest control professionals are prepared to help you in either prevention or eradication of pests and insects including fire ants and carpenter ants. We service areas throughout the northwest Atlanta area including Woodstock, Acworth, Kennesaw, and Marietta.

To schedule a consultation call Protect All Pest Control at 770-728-8520 or use the convenient “Contact” feature on our website.

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