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THIEF ANT

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About The Thief Ant

Ants are definitely thieves. Think about it. You work hard to bring food in for you family, friends, or that upcoming party, but if you have ants, they will gladly get into your food and ruin the whole package. If you have pets, they will steal food from your furry best friend and can even transmit a few diseases to you, your family, you friends, and your pets. Did you know that there is an ant that is called the thief ant? That’s right, while all ants love to steal, thief ants do it so well that they bear a criminal namesake. Still though, if you have a problem with thief ants in your home, you can count on Pointe Pest Control to correctly identify and eliminate your pesky pests.

General Information

Thief ants are small. They are among the smallest ants you will find. If you have a metric ruler nearby, grab it and look at the 2 millimeter mark and you the length of a thief ant. If you don’t have a ruler, you can look at a toothpick. The body of a thief ant is about the thickness of an average toothpick. Their small size gives them the ability to get into a lot of trouble. Indeed, they get their name because thief ants will gladly build their colonies next to another type of ant colony. Using their tiny size, they sneak into the other ants colony ant steal their food, larva, and eggs. If a thief ant colony gets into your home, their small size will allow them access to a lot of different food packages. They can and will build their nests inside the wall voids of your home.

The Signs of an Infestation

Thief ants love to eat grease and can be seen making trails to and from grease spills. They also love sugar. The unfortunate thing about thief ants is they look a lot like pharaoh ants. One of the telltale signs of a thief ant is their wandering pattern. They will often travel in lines everywhere, and not just to and from a food source.

Treatment

The very first step in thief ant eradication is identification. You see, ants are a lot like super villains. Each ant species has specific weaknesses and the thief ant is no exception. When you call Pointe Pest Control, our experienced, licensed technician will identify the ant species that is in your home. Once identified, we move to the next step which is planning. We work with you to create a comprehensive treatment plan. We use a variety of different methods that will beat the ants and eradicate them from your home. The final step is when we put the plan into action. You will be amazed at how quickly we eradicate your thief ant infestation. We use the most current treatment methods that are proven to be effective and efficient. When you want to say goodbye to a thief ant infestation, you can count on Pointe Pest Control to make it happen.

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