At Hoffman’s Exterminating we are your Ant Control Specialists in South Jersey, PA, DE, & MD. Ants move in droves, use chemicals to communicate, and serve a mysterious, unseen leader. Amazingly, ants can also lift objects up to 50 times their body weight. No, we're not talking about some legendary monster—we're talking about ants!
Anyone who has ever left too much food out knows what pain ants can be for your property. In addition to the qualities mentioned above, ants can be tough to get rid of, and their colonies work just like a factory—meaning the drones strive tirelessly to take care of the Queen and her brood.
A member of the Hymenoptera family of ants are fascinating creatures, even in the already remarkable insect world. Ants swarm once a year, with young queens flying away to set up new colonies while workers follow.
A single colony holds up to half a million ants, all functioning within that hive mindset of serving their Queen. Speaking of the Queen, she can live up to 15 years, while the average ant can survive for up to seven years; again, this is an impressive amount of time in the insect world.
In terms of climate preferences, ants love the heat. They thrive in warm environments, so in states where temperatures are pretty varied depending on the season, you are more likely to see them during the summer. However, they are not strictly seasonal pests. Another interesting thing about ants is that a colony will work to regulate temperatures, regardless of the season.
Call Hoffman's Ant Control Specialists in South Jersey, PA, DE, & MD Today if you have noticed:
- Pathways: Certain types of ants lay down lines of pheromones to create a trail to a food source for other ants in their colony to follow. If you see these pathways leading in and out of your business/house, there's a good sign you are about to face or are already amid an ant infestation.
- Nests: Contrary to popular belief, not all ants live in anthills. However, if you are dealing with an ant problem, there is a good chance that you will spot a pile of soil or twigs near your property. Ants love to nest in quiet, dark places, so you will likely see these piles in unsuspecting cracks or corners.
- Dirt: An ant nest is an organized mound with a hole on the top. However, random piles of dirt can also signify that you've got an ant infestation on your hands.
Fortunately, Hoffman's Exterminating is your ant control specialists in South Jersey, PA, DE, & MD, providing comprehensive services on removing and controlling ants, so you never have to worry about these frustrating pests ruining your picnic or the rest of your summer fun. Our team is backed by three decades of experience, meaning we know how to handle infestations big and small. We have over 30 technicians on staff, and each one will arrive at your property equipped with a fully-stocked service truck.