Ants Serving Springdale, Fayetteville, Mountain Home & Throughout Northwest Arkansas

Ant Control in Springdale & Fayetteville

Skilled Ant Exterminators Serving Northwest Arkansas

Ants are among the most common and most bothersome pests that plague American homes. If you're having trouble controlling an ant invasion and are looking for a local exterminator to help you, look no further than Hopper Termite & Pest. Trusted in Springdale, Fayetteville, Mountain Home, and the surrounding areas since 1963, our pest control company offers proven ant control solutions for both residential and commercial applications. Don't waste another moment dealing with an ant problem—call us today to learn more about our elimination and prevention methods.

Contact us today to schedule an assessment with a qualified ant control professional at Hopper Termite & Pest.

Ant Recognition

  • Workers monomorphic, about 1/16-1/8″ (2.4-3.25 mm) long
  • Body brown to black
  • Antenna 12-segmented, without a club
  • Thorax lacks spines, profile unevenly rounded
  • Pedicel 1-segmented, with small node/segment hidden/concealed from view from above by base of gaster
  • Gaster with anal opening slitlike, lacking circlet of hairs
  • Stinger absent
  • Workers emit a disagreeable, rotten, coconut-like odor

Ant Biology

Colonies may be composed of several hundred to 100,000 ants. There are usually many queens in a colony. Developmental time (egg to adult) is 34-83 days, varying with temperature during summer months, and up to 6-7 months during the winter. Colonies typically produce 4-5 generations a year. Although they probably mate both inside and outside the nest, the first swarmers appear from May to mid-July. The workers and queens live for several years. Individuals from different colonies are not hostile to one another and workers normally move along trails.

Ant Habits

Inside, these ants usually construct their nests in wall voids especially around hot water pipes and heaters, in crevices around sinks, cupboards, etc. These ants prefer sweets but also eat foods with high protein content and grease such as meats and cheese.

Outside, they are often found in the nest of larger ants, in exposed soil, but mostly under objects. Workers feed on insects, seek honeydew and plant secretions, and even feed on seeds. They are extremely fond of honeydew and attend such honeydew-excreting insects as plantlice (aphids), scale insects, mealybugs, etc. They are most likely to enter buildings when their honeydew supply is reduced such as during rainy weather or with leaf fall in the autumn.

When workers are alarmed, they run around in an erratic manner with their gasters/abdomens raised up.

Controlling Ants

Location of the nest(s) is crucial and can often be accomplished by following the trail of foraging workers back from the food source. Use of boric acid dust in the voids of outside ground-floor walls and infested interior walls along with barrier treatment is effective. Baiting is often required.

Dealing with an ant infestation in Springdale, Fayetteville, Mountain Home, or anywhere in Northwest Arkansas? Give Hopper Termite & Pest a call today at 479-332-3745.

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