The first group is carpenter ants. This species are the most worrisome of all. Carpenter ants are a wood
destroying species that forage over large areas, sometimes alone and navigate by using the sun and other
obstacles. These species of ant nest in the ground, hollow trees, or cavities, wall voids of a structure.
Unlike termites, carpenter excavate wood.
The second group of soil ants, pavement ants, odorous house ant are wood destroying. These species
regularly invade living quarters mostly along distinct scent trails, in search of food, water shelter. They live
in clearly defined, shallow ground nests or in cracks, and cavities in the structure of the house and require
service per these behaviors.
The third group of ants we classify contain odd species like the pharaoh ant, Argentine ant. These species
aren’t very common and require special attention and a specific type of treatment different from the more
common species of ants.
Signs of a Soil or Pavement Ant Infestation
✓ Ants trailing in property in a train like fashion
✓ Noticing one or two ants here or there for a week or more
Signs of a Carpenter Ant Infestation
✓ Big black ants
✓ Frass or saw dust like material found in a pile
✓ Dime sized or smaller holes noted in trees, beams, or joist
✓ Sounds of rustling in wall voids
Why Control of Ants is Required
Ants have replaced roaches as the #1 pest in the United States. Peoples main objective to ants are that
they invade living quarters looking for food and water, and thus get into food for pets, children and adults.
Ants are seen crawling around in the kitchen sink, shower stalls, bathrooms in search of water. Small
particles of food crumbs left on kitchen counter tops, floors, pet bowls, even dead insects provide enough food to thrive.
The treatment of ants is largely dependent upon the species of ants found during our inspection. Ideally,
you’ll want to locate the nest and eliminate it. Sometimes achieving that can be difficult. At Raven we can
design a program to help solve ant problem at your home, or business.