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Ants

The most common ants in the bay area are Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) and Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.).

Argentine Ants

Ants can be a very annoying pest. They pop up in your kitchen, bathroom and even in bedrooms. Most of the time the ant's nest is located on the exterior of your home. The foraging ants leave trails of pheromones for others to follow to sources of food and water. They can travel very far, so this means that the nest may not even be on your property. We are experts when dealing with this type of situation. We will not go into detail about argentine ants because there is so much information on the internet about these ants. We are sure you just want to know how we can get rid of your ant problem.

Here ia a link to more information on Argentine ants

http://ipm.ucanr.edu/TOOLS/ANTKEY/argentine.html

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are larger than argentine ants. These ants are more destructive than argentine ants because they usually nest in wood or above ground cavities, including attics and wall voids. You may see frass or tiny wood shavings mixed in with dead insects that the ants have eaten. On the exterior ants like to nest in old tree stumps. We can eliminate carpenter ants from your home.

Here is a link to more information on Carpenter Ants

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/carpenter-ants/