Ants March Into Local Kitchens

It's You vs. the Ants. Show Them Who's Boss!
It’s You vs. the Ants. Show Them Who’s Boss!

There are many species of ants out there, and once they get into your kitchen the only thing that matters is that they have become your pest. But one of the most common types of kitchen invaders, the little ants that always seem to follow in line, is called an Argentine ant.

From Argentina

These world travelers first showed up on coffee ships coming to the U.S. in the 1890’s. They arrived on the docks of Louisiana and have made their way northwards ever since. These sweet eating ants have been slowly pushing out the other native species, and have become the dominant form of ant that you’ll find in your kitchen.

Small but Numerous

If your kitchen becomes infested with Argentine ants, you’ll notice that they are small, compared to the common black ant, but that they are also extremely numerous. To the ant, there is safety in numbers and even if you spray them with insect killer, they’ll return. The only way to get rid of them is to kill the queen, and that’s where a NJ pest control professional comes in.

If you have any questions about Argentine, or any other species of ants that may be invading your home, please contact your NJ pest control specialists, Allison Pest Control. We offer a free pest inspection and have been proudly serving the Monmouth and Ocean Counties since 1917.