Ants are one of the most common household insects that can infest homes. There are over 700 different types of ants but typically only a few will infest and invade the home. There are 3 main ants species that NW Pest Control can deal with, along with many more: Carpenter Ants, Sugar Ants, and Pavement Ants.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants on wood

Carpenter Ants On Damaged Wood

Carpenter ants are one of the most common ant species. They feed off of wood and make sawdust-like remains. A Carpenter ant’s size can be between 1/2 inch and an inch long. Carpenter ants can also have wings. The Carpenter Ants with wings are in charge of producing offspring and expanding the colony to new areas. Carpenter ants can be easily confused with termite swarmers. Carpenter Ants will have 3 distinct body parts. Also, Carpenter Ants have smaller hind wings compared to a termite swarmer which has the same size front and hind wings. If you need help with Carpenter ant control and extermination call us today.

Sugar Ants

Sugar ant up close

Sugar Ant

Sugar ants or also known as the odorous house ant are commonly found in the kitchen and bathroom areas. These ants are small in size and are attracted to sweet and sugary materials. Sugar ants are not harmful but can be a nuisance when in great numbers.




Pavement Ants

Pavement Ant up close

Pavement Ant

Pavement ants are also super common and can nest underneath pavement or rocks. These ants can be easily reduced with granular bait treatment as well as spraying the pavement area. Pavement ants are not harmful but can be annoying and infest your home. Pavement ants are dark brown in color and are about 3mm long.


NW Pest Control specializes in ant control and extermination. Feel free to call us with any questions you may have about ants or to book an appointment. 781-891-5313.