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Ants have become the primary pest infesting homes in recent years and are usually very difficult to control. Successful control of ant infestations takes some skill that is gained through knowledge of ant behavior and experience in dealing with ants.

With more than 700 species in the United States, ant identification can be quite a challenge. Start by looking for trails. Ants very rarely travel alone and are usually spotted when they’re hunting as a colony along paths that have been well established. When you've found a trail, look at the sizes of the ants. Are they identical or do they vary in size? Also observe when the ants are active—during the day or at night? Look for nests at the end of trails—especially in areas with soil. Soil nests have distinct shapes or patterns depending on the ant species.

Ant Facts:

Ant infestations tend to happen fast. Regardless of whether your ant problem is an annoyance or an all-out infestation, you may be surprised to learn how fascinating these little creatures actually are.

Here are some fun facts about ants:

  • Ants can be hard to kill
  • Ants farm aphids
  • Some common ants are new to the U.S
  • Ants live in complex cultures
  • There are more than 12,000 types of ants
We have the knowledge and experience to help you resolve your Ant problem.

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Black ants are a common household pest on Long Island, entering structures in search of water or food. These ants typically enter during the hot season but will come inside during periods of heavy rainfall. Turf Guy is prepared to provide an efficient solution to your ant problem.


Our licensed service technician will inspect the exterior of the home to identify sources of the ant infestation. Once problem areas have been identified, the technician will treat the home’s foundation as well as a 6-8 foot perimeter around the home. The technician will also treat around trash containers and other potential entry points. In some cases, your The Turf Guy service technician may also treat near your pool area or fence line to ensure control.

The Turf Guy pest control specializes in ant pest control and have extensive experience eliminating ants in historical structures. We also specialize in controlling ants for property management companies. At The Turf Guy, we understand pesticide sensitivity. Please call us for ant control on Long Island today.