Are you struggling to gain control of ants? Surprisingly, half of this battle is differentiating between flying ants and termites. If you’re wondering how to get rid of ants, the experts at Dominion Pest Control can help solve and eliminate the nuisance.

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Ants in Pennsylvania

The Odorous House Ants, are now the most common ant seen in Lancaster and York. They get their name “Odorous” from a coconut smell they omit when crushed. They are very difficult ants for the average homeowner to get rid of. The reason for this is due to an instinct the ants have called “Fracturing,” or “Budding,” as ant control companies call them. When a certain number of ants do not return to the colony due to over-the-counter sprays, the colony will panic and split. Now you have two colonies coming at you. New customers who call Dominion Pest Control for flying ants in Lancaster or OHA often describe this situation. “The more we spray, the worse they get!” is commonly heard when we arrive on the scene. It is best to allow us to use non-repellents that act like a virus to the ant colony, not just killing the ants that are showing up, but killing the entire ant colony.

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Other ants in Lancaster include Carpenter Ants. Carpenter Ants are true to their name, they actually bore the wood in your home or business. If left unchecked, these ants will do almost as much damage as termites if given enough time.

The Pavement Ant can push up dirt in the yard, and the sides of driveway. You may also see them crawling on the kitchen counter.

If you want to get rid of your ant problem, give Dominion Pest Control a call on our local pest control number: 717-393-7879

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