piss ant, house antThe two most common ant species encountered in Maryland are the odorous house ant sometimes referred to as the ” piss ant ” or “pussy ant ” and the carpenter ant. The house ant is far more common and usually shows up on kitchen counters where they forage for anything.

The carpenter ant is huge sometimes reaching a half inch in length. Carpenter ants are usually black but sometimes have a red tinge. Carpenter ants earn there name by hollowing out wood to create a nest cavity. If they invade your house it could get costly.

The best way to deal with either species is to locate the nest and destroy it. However that is easier said then done. When nest cavities canít be located the next best thing is to treat with a nonrepelent. These modern insecticides can not be detected by the ants so they walk right through them and bring packets of ant killing molecules back to the nest where they spread rapidly throughout the colony.

We provide same day residential and commercial ant treatment in the Greater Baltimore City & Baltimore County area including: Arbutus, Baltimore City, Butler, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Columbia, Eldersburg, Ellicott City, Glen Burnie, Finksburg, Hamilton, Hampstead, Hartford, Hunt Valley, Jarrettsville, Lutherville, Mount Washington, Overlea, Owings Mills, Parkville, Perry Hall, Phoenix, Pikesville, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Rosedale, Ruxton, Sykesville, Towson, Timonium, Westminister, and Woodlawn


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