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One of the most common ant pests we have in our Pittsburgh service area is the odorous house ant. This ant pest gets its name from the fact that it smells bad when crushed. Here are some things you should know about these pesky ants.

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a large colont of tiny black ants feasting on a sleeve of baby brisket crackers in a pittsburgh pennsylvania home

While crisp autumn days are enjoyable, it's also nice to come home to a warm, toasty house. Unfortunately, we're not the only ones who think so. Ants are common invaders in the fall, which makes this the perfect time to start thinking about protecting your home against these tiny pests.

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a large black ant eating crumbs off of a pittsburgh kitchen counter

Did you know that ant colonies can number in the thousands or even hundreds of thousands? You may only see a few ants in your kitchen, but that can signal that somewhere nearby there are hundreds more waiting to come inside. A single ant is relatively easy to squish, however, crushing one ant…

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a large colony of pavement ants clustered into a line formation as they infest a pittsburgh pennsylvania home

Summer means lots of ants in Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas. It’s up to you to take steps to prevent them from becoming a nuisance in your home. There are many effective do-it-yourself tricks you can use to deter ants as much as possible. If you’ve tried everything or are just…

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carpenter ant on dirt in pittsburgh pa

In nature, carpenter ants nest in the logs and stumps of decaying trees. Their job is to help decompose those trees as part of the cycle of life. It's no surprise then that they are attracted to other forms of wet and rotting wood, such as wood on your deck that's damp from a damaged gutter.

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