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IDENTIFY: Which type of ant do you have?


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Brown Ant

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Carpenter Ant

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Forest Ant

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Odorous House Ant


Facts: An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight. If a second grader was that strong she would be able to pick up a car. Some queen ants can live for 30 years and have millions of babies!

ANT PILES AROUND YOUR HOUSE CAN BE MORE HARMFUL THAN YOU THINK.

ANTS FORAGE FOR FOOD AND THIS LEADS THEM TO ENTER YOUR HOUSE!

A typical ant mound contains between 250,000 and 500,000 ants. A colony's ability to completely relocate within 24 hours makes treating for ants frustrating for most Do-It-Yourselfers. With the right combination of product and service, we are able to guarantee that your home and yard will be ant-free. Whether inside or out, every aspect of the Romney service is essential in eliminating ants from your home. Your Romney technician will preemptively seek out and destroy each colony to prevent those persistent ants from coming back. We treat each mound with a commercial bait to destroy the colony from the inside out and prevent ants from moving around your home (budding).

There are several types of ants - you should know what you have.

Ant colonies are highly organized and coordinate job specializations that would rival our market economy. The three distinct physical classes are further specialized based on job function.

The first is the Queen. Most colonies only have one queen, while some species have multi-queen structures. The queen ant personally produces every ant in the colony. In some instances, that numbers in the millions! The queen is central to the colony's social structure and survival. A colony usually dies within a few months after losing its queen. Don't count on that to kill yours off though, queen's can survive for up to 30 years!

Next come the most prevalent class: worker ants. All female, these ants represent over 90% of the colony and are subdivided into hundreds of specialized roles. Some ants scout, some raise larvae, some create farms of aphids which they 'milk' to produce food, while others raid neighboring colonies and bring back slaves to do their work.

Lastly are the male ants. Males have wings which they use for reproduction. When you see flying ants that usually means it’s mating season and the males are searching for females to mate with. Males only live for a few weeks.


KNOW YOUR TREATMENT OPTIONS

If you treat yourself, ants typically still thrive in your walls and at the source. Most often, they start outside your home and find a way inside.