We provide control of all common ants that are a problem in our area, including carpenter ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, and others.

We service Westchester County, Rockland County, Dutchess County, Orange County, Putnam County, Ulster County, and Southern Columbia County in New York.

Ants and Their Control

Ants are among the most common insects. They're everywhere, it seems, especially during the warmer months.

There are many species of ants, but only a few of them are common pests of houses and other buildings in our service area. The rest of them pretty much stay outside and don't bother anyone.

The most common ant species we are called to control are carpenter ants, odorous house ants, and pavement ants, although we do get calls for control of other kinds of ants from time to time, such as citronella ants, acrobat ants, and pharaoh ants. Whatever your ant control problem, G-man has the skills and tools to solve it.

 

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants on a piece of wood

Carpenter ants are common throughout the united states, and carpenter ant extermination is an important service in the Hudson Valley and throughout our service area. Carpenter ants are more economically significant than most other ants because carpenter ants cause damage to wood.

Carpenter antsdon't actually "eat" the wood like termites do, but they excavate galleries in the wood in which they live and raise their young. The damage they cause can become significant over time, so effective carpenter ant control is a necessary investment in the soundness of one's home.

We offer effective, fully warranted carpenter ants at reasonable prices throughout our service area. We use a variety of treatment methods depending on the structure, as well as the extent and nature of the carpenter ant problem.

 

Odorous House Ants

Odorous house ant

Odorous house ants are very small, ranging in size from one-sixteenth to one-eighth of an inch. They range in color from black to brown and live in colonies ranging in size from less than a hundred ants, to more than ten thousand, usually with multiple queens. Like ants in general, they are highly social insects with defined duties.

Odorous house ants usually live outdoors during the warmer months, but will nest indoors in warm, humid areas that are close to food sources. Ants living outdoors will also enter buildings in search of food, especially after rain storms, when the rain washes away the honeydew produced by aphids and scale insects. Odorous house ants have a diverse diet consisting of honeydew and other sweet foods, as well as living and dead insects and decaying organic matter.

 

Pavement Ants

Pavement ants

Most people believe that pavement ants are called that because they're commonly seen on the pavement. Actually, that would be a pretty good reason; but the truth is that pavement ants get their name from the grooves on their head and thorax, which some people say look like a pavement surface.

Whatever the reason, the name is a good one, because pavement ants are often seen foraging along patios, driveways, steps, sidewalks, and other paved or concrete areas. They often live in the gaps between the underside of the pavement and the soil, as well as under rocks, logs, tree stumps, and other similar areas.

Pavement ants become structural pests mainly when they enter homes in search of food. They also can become an annoyance around outdoor eating areas such as patios and picnic tables.

 

Please contact us for additional information about ant control or any of our quality services.

 

Service Area. G-man Pest Control provides termite and pest extermination services in:

Westchester County NY: (Amawalk (10501), (Ardsley (10502), Ardsley on Hudson (10503), Armonk (10504), Baldwin Place (10505), Banksville (10506), Bedford (10506), Bedford Corners (10549), Bedford Hills (10507), Bedford Village (10506), Briarcliff Manor (10510), Bronxville (10708), Buchanan (10511), Centuck (10710), Chappaqua (10514), Chauncey (10502), Cortlandt Manor (10567), Cortlandt Mnr (10567), Crompond (10517), Cross River (10518), Croton Falls (10519), Croton Hudson (10520, 10521), Crotonville (10562), Crugers (10521), Dobbs Ferry (10522), East Irvington (10533), East View (10595), East White Plains (10604), Eastchester (10707, 10709), Edgemont (10583), Elmsford (10523), Fleetwood (10552), Gedney (10605), Goldens Bridge (10526), Granite Springs (10527), Greenburgh (10607), Harrison (10528), Hartsdale (10530), Hastings on Hudson (10706), Hawthorne (10532), Heathcote (10583), Irvington (10533), Jefferson Valley (10535), Katonah (10536), Kitchawan (10562), Lake Katonah (10536), Lake Kitchawan (10590), Lake Mohegan (10547), Larchmont (10538), Lewisboro (10590), Lincolndale (10540), Mamaroneck (10543), Maryknoll (10545), Millwood (10546), Mohegan Lake (10547), Montrose (10548), Mount Kisco (10549), Mount Vernon (10550, 10551, 10552, 10553), New Rochelle (10801, 10802, 10803, 10804, 10805), North Castle (10504), North Salem (10560), North Tarrytown (10591), North White Plains (10603), Ossining (10562), Peekskill (10566), Pelham Manor (10803), Philipse Manor (10591), Pleasantville (10570, 10571, 10572), Pocantico Hills (10591), Port Chester Portchester (10573), Pound Ridge (10576), Purchase (10577), Purdy Station (10578), Purdys (10578), Readers Digest (10571, 10572), Rye (10580), Rye Brook (10573), Scarborough (10510), Scarsdale (10583), Scarsdale Park (10583), Scotts Corners (10576), Shenorock (10587), Shrub Oak (10588), Sleepy Hollow (10591), Somers (10589), South Salem (10590), Tarrytown (10591), Thornwood (10594), Tuckahoe (10707), Valhalla (10595), Verplanck (10596), Waccabuc (10597), West Harrison (10604), White Plains (10601, 10602, 10603, 10604, 10605, 10606, 10607, 10610), Wykagyl (10804), Yonkers (10701, 10702, 10703, 10704, 10705, 10706, 10707, 10708, 10709, 10710), Yorktown (10598), Yorktown Heights (10598)

Dutchess County NY: Amenia (12501), Annandale on Hudson (12504), Bangall (12506), Barrytown (12507), Beacon (12508), Billings (12510), Castle Point (12511), Chelsea (12512), Clinton Corners (12514), Dover Plains (12522), Fishkill (12524), Glenham (12527), Holmes (12531), Hopewell Junction (12533), Hughsonville (12537), Hyde Park (12538), Lagrangeville (12540), Millbrook (12545), Millerton (12546), Pawling (12564), Pine Plains (12567), Pleasant Valley (12569), Poughkeepsie (12601, 12602, 12603, 12604), Poughquag (12570), Red Hook (12571), Rhinebeck (12572), Rhinecliff (12574), Salt Point (12578), Staatsburg (12580), Stanfordville (12581), Stormville (12582), Tivoli (12583), Verbank (12585), Wappingers Falls (12590), Wassaic (12592), Wingdale (12594).

Orange County NY: Cornwall on Hudson (12520), Cornwall (12518), Mountainville (10953), New Windsor (12553), Newburgh (12550, 12551, 12552, 12555), Salisbury Mills (12577), Vails Gate (12584), Walden (12586), West Point (10996, 10997).

Rockland County NY: Airmont(10901, 10952), Bardonia (10954), Bear Mountain (10911), Blauvelt (10913), Central Nyack (10960), Chestnut Ridge (10952, 10965, 10977), Clarkstown (10956), Congers (10920), Garnerville (10923), Grandview on Hudson (10960), Grassy Point (10980), Haverstraw (10927), Hillburn (10931), Monsey (10952), Montebello (10901), Mount Ivy (10970), Nanuet (10954), New City (10956), New Hempstead (10977), New Square (10977), Nyack (10960), Orangeburg (10962), Palisades (10964), Pearl River (10965), Piermont (10968), Pomona (10970), Sloatsburg (10974), South Nyack (10960), Sparkill (10976), Spring Valley (10977), Stony Point (10980), Suffern (10901, 10952), Tallman (10982), Tappan (10983), Thiells (10984), Tomkins Cove (10986), Upper Grandview (10960), Upper Nyack (10960), Valley Cottage (10989), Wesley Hills (10952, 10977), West Haverstraw (10993), West Nyack (10994)

Ulster County NY: Accord (12404), Bearsville (12409), Bloomington (12411), Boiceville (12412), Clintondale (12515), Connelly (12417), Cottekill (12419), Esopus (12429), Gardiner (12525), Glasco (12432), Glenford (12433), High Falls (12440), Highland (12528), Hurley (12443), Kerhonkson (12446), Kingston (12401, 12402), Lake Hill (12448), Lake Katrine (12449), Malden on Hudson (12453), Marlboro (12542), Milton (12547), Modena (12548), Mount Marion (12456), New Paltz (12561), Olivebridge (12461), Plattekill (12568), Port Ewen (12466), Rifton (12471), Rosendale (12472), Ruby (12475), Saugerties (12477), Shokan (12481), Stone Ridge (12484), Tillson (12486), Ulster Park (12487), Wallkill (12589), Wawarsing (12489), West Camp (12490), West Hurley (12491), West Park (12493), West Shokan (12494), Willow (12495), Woodstock (12498).

Putnam County NY: Brewster (10509), Carmel (10512), Cold Spring (10516), Garrison (10524), Mahopac (10541), Patterson (12563).

Columbia County NY: Elizaville (12523), Germantown (12526), Livingston (12541).

Bronx New York City NYC Central Bronx (10453, 10457, 10460), Bronx Park and Fordham (10458, 10467, 10468), High Bridge and Morrisania (10451, 10452, 10456), Hunts Point and Mott Haven (10454, 10455, 10459, 10474),Kingsbridge and Riverdale (10463, 10471),Northeast Bronx (10466, 10469, 10470, 10475),Southeast Bronx (10461, 10462,10464, 10465, 10472, 10473)

Brooklyn NY Central Brooklyn (11212, 11213, 11216, 11233, 11238), Southwest Brooklyn (11209, 11214, 11228), Borough Park (11204, 11218, 11219, 11230), Canarsie and Flatlands (11234, 11236, 11239), Southern Brooklyn (11223, 11224, 11229, 11235), Northwest Brooklyn (11201, 11205, 11215, 11217, 11231), Flatbush (11203, 11210, 11225, 11226), East New York and New Lots (11207, 11208), Greenpoint (11211, 11222) Sunset Park (11220, 11232) Bushwick and Williamsburg (11206, 11221, 11237)

Manhattan NY Central Harlem (10026, 10027, 10030, 10037, 10039), Chelsea and Clinton (10001, 10011, 10018, 10019, 10020, 10036), East Harlem (10029, 10035), Gramercy Park and Murray Hill (10010, 10016, 10017, 10022), Greenwich Village and Soho (10012, 10013, 10014), Lower Manhattan (10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10038, 10280), Lower East Side (10002, 10003, 10009), Upper East Side (10021, 10028, 10044, 10128), Upper West Side (10023, 10024, 10025), Inwood and Washington Heights (10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10040)