Ants are everywhere now, especially with being in the middle of the summer here in the Albany area. There are many different kinds of ants you will find in or around your home.
Pavement ants are highly popular around the area. They can be black or brown, usually about 1/7th of an inch long and their bodies are typical oval in shape.
Your first sign that you might have an ant infestation might be a trail of ants by your driveway. We actually saw this at my dad's house out east of Troy: literally thousands of pavement ants coming out of two holes in the driveway, making a line 10 feet long going to another hole in the ground by the backyard.
There are multiple colonies of pavement ants. Due to the size there are usually a number of queen pavement ants. You want to check around your windows and doors for any cracks as they WILL get it if you are not careful. They will be looking for sources of food so it is super important to make sure your floors are swept, the garbage is taken out regularly and there is no food left out on the counters or the kitchen table. What most people do not know is that when an ant finds a source of food, they will leave a "scented trail" all the way from the food source to the nest. Amazing isn't it? That means that the whole nest will be coming to visit really soon.
As for elimination, many buy ant traps that can prove somewhat successful. Or, they can buy over the counter sprays and spray the doors and windows. But, it is always best to hire a pest control specialist to help do a thorough job. Contact All Star Pest Solutions today!