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Do you have an ant problem? These pests are one of the most common problems plaguing Hudson Valley, NY homeowners and can be difficult to get rid of. As they live in colonies of hundreds or thousands, just because you used the best spray for ants and set ant traps doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve gotten to the root of the problem. The certified Hudson Valley ant pest control technicians at Fox know that any ants you see could be sign of an infestation that you can’t see. Read below to find out if you have an ant infestation in Hudson Valley, and what the Hudson Valley pest control experts at Fox Pest can do about it.

If you have large black or brown ants in or around your Hudson Valley, NY-area home, you may have a carpenter ant problem. If that’s the case, our carpenter ant page is a great place to start.

On This Page: Signs of an Ant Infestation, About Ants, Ant Prevention Tips, How To Get Rid of Ants, FAQs

Signs of an Ant Infestation in Hudson Valley, NY

You might already know for sure that you have an ant problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of an ant infestation in Hudson Valley. 

Large Mounds in the Yard

They can be in dirt or sand, or they can be covered in growing, healthy grass.

Ant Trails

Ants will travel long distances for food. Ant trails may disappear after the food source is gone.

Piles of Ants

In grass, sand, or even cracks in brick or cement

About Ants in Hudson Valley, NY

  • Types of ants: Ants come in a large variety. In Hudson Valley, the most common kinds of ants you’ll see around your home (also called “household ants”) are:
    • Sweet ants
    • Ghost ants
    • Odorous house ants 
    • Carpenter ants
  • How ants get into your home: Ants find their way in through any open, unsealed space. This includes cracks in the wood and gaps in the window or old weather stripping. Once inside, they hunt for food and moisture. That’s why you’ll see ants most often in your kitchen and bathroom. 
  • Are ants harmless? While most ants are harmless, carpenter ant infestations can pose a serious threat to your Hudson Valley property, because they tunnel their way through wood, causing damage to window and door frames – or even the structure of your home. Fire ants bite and sting. Other types of ants build huge mounds that can tear up your lawn.
  • Ant behavior is a fascinating, complicated subject. They are social creatures that work together to gather food and care for their young. There are several kinds of ants in each colony. Queens have wings that allow them to fly and start a new colony. Once there they drop their wings and mate, they begin raising their first working ants. They spend the rest of their lives laying eggs to build the colony. Workers are females who are wingless and do not reproduce. Their job is to build the nest, gather food, and take care of the young. Males have wings that allow them to find a queen to mate with. They mate and die, doing very little work in their lives. If a colony lives in your home they can be quite disruptive and should be exterminated quickly.

Helpful Ant Prevention Tips

  • Move wood or low-hanging tree branches away from your house. 
  • Seal cracks to prevent intrusion.
  • Clean baseboards, cabinets, and countertops regularly.

How Do I Get Rid of Ants Near Hudson Valley, NY?

Step 1: Schedule

Call (914) 984-5967 for a free inspection. If you call before 2:00 pm, we can often come that day!

Remote locations & other conditions may require next-day service.

Step 2: Treatment

A certified technician will inspect your property & provide customized pest control treatment based on the inspection results.

Step 3: Follow Up

Each service provides a detailed report & helpful tips to keep pests away. We return regularly throughout the year, increasing protection with every visit.

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If you see pest activity between your regularly scheduled services, we will return free of charge!

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FAQs About Hudson Valley, NY Ant Control Near You

How do I get rid of ant infestations in Hudson Valley? Can I get rid of ants by myself?

The best way to get rid of ants permanently is with professional Hudson Valley pest control and ant extermination because we have all the right tools and knowledge. While you wait for the professionals to come, vacuum frequently for anything ants can use as food, like fallen crumbs, grains of sugar, and hair follicles or skin particles.

Why do ants keep coming back in Hudson Valley?

You must control ants because they can create satellite nests that collect food for the main nest. The queen will remain safe and untouched in a separate nest. If the satellite nest is destroyed, the queen could simply create another one in the same place. Fox Pest Control has the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively provide ant control in Hudson Valley.

What problems do carpenter ants cause? 

Carpenter ants use their massive jaws to carve tunnels in wood. Although they don’t eat the wood as termites do, if you don’t get help with carpenter ant treatment they can cause serious damage to your home if left untreated.

Which ants are the most dangerous?

Ants that sting. Some ants have a painful sting, almost like a wasp. You need to control fire ants, harvester ants, and oak ants - they are among those stinging ants that live in the United States. 

Carpenter ants. You must exterminate carpenter ants because they can carve tunnels and galleries through virtually any kind of wood, causing major structural damage.

Are ants poisonous?

Some ants, like the aggressive imported fire ants (such as the red imported fire ant), deliver a painful sting. This sting has often been compared to a wasp or bee sting and can be a serious problem for those with an allergy to insect stings. 

What is the difference between a regular ant and a carpenter ant?

The main difference is the size. While most ants in Hudson Valley are about ⅛ inch long, carpenter ant workers are closer to ½ inch, about four times bigger. Carpenter ants can vary in color, from solid black, to orange, red and black, yellow, or solid red.

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