Ant colonies are best eliminated by your Tulsa pest control company. Ants are a eusocial insect that will create huge colonies in your yard and possibly in your home in order to survive. These insects work together as a huge family or colony in order to use their numbers to defend themselves. Their survival depends upon having a large number of insects in their Colony. It’s important that they have a good place to stay. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at ants, their colonies, and what you and your Tulsa pest control company can do to protect yourselves from these insects.


In Oklahoma the only indoor ant that we usually see is the odorous house ant. This ant is particular in the fact that it can basically create a colony anywhere. It will create it in a void or behind a cupboard, or any gap or space that it can find.It gets its name because if you take one of these ants and you crush it, they have a very distinct smell. Many people describe it as a sour, coconut smell. Each person may find it unique to their individual smelling ability, it’s no question that this insect has a unique smell when you crush it. 

If you use a pesticide that you can get over-the-counter at your local hardware store against these insects, you will create a much larger problem. Indoor odorous house ants are ants that use splintering in order to reproduce. In other words, if a set of workers is separated from the colony for too long, this set of workers will nominate an ant to become another queen creating a second colony. This will double the problem you have if you use over-the-counter pesticides. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for more information about ants. Check out our reviews!


It’s facts like these that make it vitally important that you contact your local Tulsa pest control company for help with ants of any kind. Understanding what you’re dealing with is key, knowing how to deal with that ant. Many ants in the spring and summer will come in from the outside hunting for food. Their colony will be found outside in your yard but your food sources are tempting to them. Those ants are better dealt with if we cut them off and keep them outside instead of letting them into your home. 

The odorous house ant on the other hand is indoor and it must be dealt with inside with proper pesticides. A pesticide that they can’t detect that they’ll pick up and take back to the colony wiping out everyone in the colony, not just the ants that you’re seeing. If you see an ant, there’s probably 100 more of them somewhere in the colony. Because of this it is important to contact your Tulsa pest control company for help.

If you’re having trouble with ants, or any other pests, then it’s time to call a Tulsa pest control company that can help you. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with ants, or any other pests. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Owasso, Turley, Bixby, Jenks. Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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