Ant Identification & Prevention
The best way to learn about ants in Massachusetts is with the help of Combat Pest Control and our helpful pest guide.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ants
What are ants?
Ants are pests that, for most people, are quite recognizable. These insects have three distinct body parts (head, thorax, and abdomen). They also have short, bent antennae, six legs, and chewing mouthparts.
Ants are social insects that live together in large groups (colonies). They divide their colonies into groups; workers, queens, and drones (reproductive males). Ants are excellent communicators, and their sole purpose is to ensure the success of their colony. Once a worker ant finds a suitable food source, it lays down a pheromone trail to alert other colony members.
Below is a list of the ants that are most likely to find their way into your Plymouth area yard and, eventually, your home.
- Carpenter ants
- Pavement ants
- Red ants
- Sugar ants
For the accurate identification of the ants causing trouble on your property and effective ant control, don't hesitate to reach out to us at Combat Pest Control.
Are ants dangerous?
Most ants you come across that make their way onto your property are not dangerous. However, they certainly are unwelcome. When sharing our yards and homes with ants, they will do a variety of unsavory things. Ants contaminate our food, spread bacteria to surfaces, and some will fill our homes with foul doors.
In our region, red ants are an example of ants that are dangerous to people. These ants are aggressive. They attack in large groups to defend themselves and their nest and deliver painful, venom-filled stings. Red ant stings produce a fire-like pain, and their venom can trigger allergic reactions ranging from mild to life-threatening, depending on the person.
As a local business that has served the Plymouth area for over 25 years, Combat Pest Control takes our commitment to our customers seriously. We treat you like our neighbors because you are!
Pest control should not be something that’s too expensive to be within reach. Combat Pest Control offers a range of pest control options and plans to meet any budget while delivering the service you need.
As a licensed and experienced pest control company, Combat Pest Control knows which methods, products, and plans work best to deliver the fast and effective pest control solutions you need.
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The owner came out himself and he found a second huge yellow jacket nest that we didn't even know was there and he took care of that nest too.- Jill G.
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This is our third year with them. We first called because of ants in the house. I couldn't stop them. Combat did the job and we are ant-free. Combat responds quickly to an ant in the kitchen and wasps and bees nests. Thank you Combat !- Mark C.
I'm very pleased with John's pest control performed on my house in south Weymouth. He has found the nest of the ants. I really appreciate his professionalism. Will hire them again and again.- Shirley H.
John & the Combat team know our house well and the critters that challenge us. He's quick to respond to any attempted incursion and quickly responds to defeat them. They also take great care in working around our dogs- Kristen P.