Found in Hot Springs, Little Rock and throughout Arkansas, ants are social insects that live in large colonies. This is important because when you see one ant foraging in your home, there are likely to be many more around. Some ants will even create satellite colonies inside structures. There are several types of ants in Arkansas. The ones that our pest control professionals encounter the most include:
Odorous house ants
They are the small black or brown ants that are often seen marching back and forth between their colony and their food source. They are often identified by the rotten coconut-like smell they emit when threatened or crushed.
These pests are reddish brown ants well-known for their aggressive nature.
Ants are notorious foragers and will seek out food in your home or on your property. They will consume just about any type of food product, from common pantry items to dog food. Odorous house ants are especially attracted to sweet foodstuffs. Fire ants only food requirement is that it contain protein, fat or carbohydrates.
Areas where moisture is present, such as bathrooms and kitchens are also likely to see infestations. That's because moisture is a necessary element for the survival of their colony.
The odorous house ant is more of a nuisance pest. It may contaminate food though and should be controlled. The fire ant is also likely to contaminate food products but may also sting several times if they or their colony is threatened. A fire ant bite has a painful sting that may need medical attention.
Ants are hard to get rid of. Even if you kill ants that are in your house or on your property, you are going to continue to see ants. That's because they are foragers and do not represent the entire colony. Professional ant control is a sure-fire way to get rid of ants without worrying about them coming back.
DIY is a very popular these days. But beware, when it comes to pest control, it may not be a good idea. Do-it-yourself sprays and treatments as well as home remedies such as gasoline or bleach are not effective in resolving ant problems. They may contain ingredients or chemicals that are harmful to people and pets. McCauley Services’ trained pest control professionals will identify ant infestations and foraging trails. They can also find the location of the colony, which may be far away from your homes’ structure. After a careful evaluation of your ant problem, our technicians will implement effective measures to control and prevent future ant problems.
The health and safety of our customers, their families or employees is very important to us. That's why we use products and treatments that are EPA registered for pest control use. Besides that, our pest control professionals are registered and licensed by the state or local jurisdictions where we provide service to ensure proper application.
At McCauley Services we make every effort to be with you as soon as possible. In most cases we can respond on the same or very next day.
The state of Arkansas offers a perfect environment for many different pests and species. All require a different treatment and therefore a different price. Our contracts are customized to meet your needs and expectations so our prices reflect that. When you contact our office we can provide you with a general price range. We may also recommend a free inspection when you contact us. One of our representatives will investigate your ant problem and give you our recommendation for treatment. They'll also provide pricing information for the service.
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent and that is why many of our clients choose to continue service with our Prescribed Home Protection Program to keep pests out of their home or our Prescribed Commercial Program for commercial facilities.