Mound Ants & Their Mounds

The allegheny mound ant is a common ant found outdoors.   They feed on small insects or arthropods that are found outside so they rarely have a need to make their way into a structure…but that doesn’t mean you will never find them inside.

Identification:

  • 1/4″ long
  • red bodies and black abdomen
  • most often identified by the large mound that they build

The Mound:

The allegheny mound ant is known for the large mounds that they build.  This is the easiest way to identify the species.  Their mounds are made up of built up soil that can go up to 4 feet above soil and extend 3 feet deep into the ground.  A 5 month old mound can be about 2 feet wide and 8 inches tall.  A two year old mound can be up to 3 feet tall.  These large mounds are mostly found in unkept grassy areas, pastures, nurseries, and turf.

Allegheny mound ants produce formic acid that can damage bushes, plants, and gardens.  Formic acid can kill small trees and shrubs within 40-50 feet of a mound and the grass of your lawn that is located around a mound.  Most new mounds are made in late May and early June.  This can cause issues if you spend time in your lawn because the mound ants will bite if they feel like their colony is being disturbed.

Protect yourself and your lawn by hiring a professional exterminator that can eliminate ants around your home and prevent damage and harmful bites.  Call Northwest Exterminating to get rid of your ant problems.

 

 

 

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Pest & Termite Control for Community Management Companies

Community Management ServicesThere is a good chance that you live in some sort of community that is represented or managed by a community management company or a homeowners association.  Apartments, condos, townhomes, and many neighborhoods have a company or association in place that helps maintain the safety, upkeep, and the general property value of a community intact.  For these companies and associations, their needs are different than an individual homeowner that is looking for pest or termite control.

The needs of community management companies and HOA’s are different than the individual homeowner.  That is why we have a team that specializes in meeting their unique needs.  Our Community Management Services team specializes in termite and pest control needs for community/property managers, homeowners associations, and property owners associations.  We provide services for single-family detached homes, multi-unit homes, clubhouses, amenity buildings, and condominiums.

Northwest Exterminating is the right choice for community managers when it comes to termite, pest, mosquito, wildlife, fire ant, and carpenter bee control.  Not only do we have an experienced team in place for community managers, we have a board-certified entomologist on staff, convenient billing, repair warranties, and multiple locations throughout Georgia and Tennessee.

Ask your HOA or community management company if they use Northwest Exterminating.  The healthier your community is, the healthier your home is.  If you need to contact someone in our Community Management Services team click HERE.

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Is Your CrawlSpace Effecting the Health of Your Home?

Before and After

There are plenty of factors outside of your home that effect your health.  That is why it is so important that your home is a healthy place for you and your family.  If your home has a crawlspace, you are at an increased risk of having poor air quality circulating throughout your home.  One of the best ways to prevent mold growth and control pests in a crawlspace is to enclose it.  Closing your crawlspace has both health and monetary benefits.  The moisture, mold growth, high levels of humidity, and increase in pests can make your crawlspace an unhealthy area.  Because most crawl spaces are ventilated, these unhealthy factors can travel into the living areas of your home.  Not to mention that when the outside warm air meets the cooler air inside, it can lead to higher energy bills.  Enclosing your crawl space could save you up to 18% on your utility bills.

If you are interested in more information on Northwest Exterminating’s Complete CrawlSpace click HERE to visit Northwest Exterminating.  This is one of our many services that prevents and controls pests, makes your home healthier, and is a GREEN alternative.

When is the last time you were in your crawlspace?