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Odorous-House-AntAnt infestation is the most commonly reported pest problem. These tiny scavengers will enter your home or business looking for moisture and an accessible food source. Rotting or damp wood that is moldy can attract ants. Ants also feed on sugar, cheese, meats, vegetables, grease, peanut butter, and dead insects.

Ants often enter a home through cracks around windows or doors, but they can find numerous entrances to your home or building. Once inside, the growing ant colony can become a problem quickly, as ants mature from juveniles to adults within a matter of days.

It is necessary to properly identify the ant species that you have in order to effectively eradicate them. Of the thousands of species of ants, the four listed below are the most commonly found in the United States.

Carpenter Ants: are about five eighths inches long. They tend to burrow in damp wood but have also been known to damage solid wood. They do not eat the wood, but simply remove it in order to build a nest.
Odorous House Ants: These ants often have very large mega-colonies and can literally move into your house overnight. They are the most common ant at the Jersey Shore.

Pavement Ants: are about one-eighth inch long. They generally make their nests in pavement cracks and are also capable of infesting a building.

Pharoah Ants: are about one-sixteenth inch long. These ants are commonly found in hospitals and nursing homes, where they are are capable of transmitting Staphylecoccus and Psuedomonas infections. Pharoah Ants also invade restaurants, apartment buildings and similar dwellings.

Ants with wings can easily be mistaken for termites, which may lead to a wrong treatment. In comparison, ants have a very narrow thorax (mid-section), while termites' bodies are more uniform.

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Why Choose Rid Pest Control

When you have a pest problem, you want to know that you are going to get the professional service that you deserve. You expect the best, and you need your pest problem taken care of quickly and efficiently.

Rid Pest Control is a family owned and operated business, we truly understand the impact that a friendly professional can make. We make it our business to serve your family, and your home, the way we'd treat our own.

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Phone: 609-646-7378

Fax: 609-641-7666

Address: 6715 Delilah Rd
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234

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