Ants find food using pheromones

ants feeding

Ants are social insects, which means they live in communal colonies together.  They work together to maintain and grow the nest. They communicate by using a series of chemicals called pheromones. Once they find something they like such as a piece a food they lay down more and more scents to indicate to the rest of the colony what they found.  Soon reinforcements will gather and harvest their found bounty.

March is Carpenter Ant Month

carpenter ants

Carpenter ants are making their way around our yards and soon will be in our homes. March is the month of the carpenter ant. Get set up today with a Home Protection Plan to keep these little buggas from ruining your picnics. Call today or go on home to book an Essential Home Protection Plan. (860) 454-4004 or (413) 514-BUGS

The busy life of Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ant

Here a Carpenter Ant is carrying an egg. Carpenter ants work 24/7/365 to build and expand their territory. They are nocturnal so you’ll see most of their foraging at night. Carpenter ants can have a single nest or a colony with multiple “satellite nests”. These satellite nests are also known as feeder nests since they don’t have eggs, but they do have workers, mature larvae and pupae. Depending on the species and age of the colony, their population can range from 3,000 ants to over 100,000 ants! Carpenter ants get their name from their behavior to chew out galleries in wood for building their nest. They do not eat the wood, they only hollow it out for a home. The treatment protocol for carpenter ants can vary greatly depending on the activity that is seen. We have an assortment of products and methods for control carpenter ants. A thorough onsite inspection will determine the direction of treatment required.