Expert Removal of Ants in Melrose, MA

Serving the greater Boston area for 25 years, Yankee Pest Control has provided professional and affordable extermination of ants for Melrose MA residents. Contact our experts if you see signs of an infestation of any pest, especially ants.

How Much Damage Can Ants Really Do?

Ants have evolved over thousands of years to thrive in any habitat. They are well adapted to living in our walls and eating our food. They can cause damage by nesting in crevices of walls and foundations that widen over time. They may affect the structural integrity of your home, and may transmit disease to humans by contaminating food. Unfortunately, these attributes are shared by all native species of ants.

Identifying Species of Ants

Ant species can usually be identified based on color, size, physical characteristics, and location in the home:

  • Carpenter Ants can get up to an inch in length. Black and shiny, they will have wings in spring and summer. These are commonly found in wood structures.
  • Odorous House Ants are about 1/8th of an inch long and dark brown. The can be found in wall and floor voids and will emit an unpleasant odor when crushed.
  • Tiny Black Ants and Pavement Ants are roughly 1/16th of an inch long and can be dark brown or black. They live in cracks in sidewalks and foundations. If fertile, these ants will have wings.
  • Pharaoh Ants are 1/16th of an inch long and almost transparent, varying in color from light yellow to brownish-red. They nest deep within walls and baseboards or under floor boards.

If you notice any of these ants in and around your home, call Yankee Pest Control for an initial consultation.

Yankee Pest Control offers customized control plans to protect your home. All of our plans come with a full-year warranty that covers any re-infestation. Contact us today at 781-397-9923to learn more or schedule your initial consultation for problems with ants.