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Black Knight Termite and Pest Control owners have been residing in and serving the Temecula and Murrieta area for over 20 years.  Their goal is to provide customers with the best quality service through their expertise and professionalism.  They are committed to providing on-time service, competitive rates and thorough inspection

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Ant Control

Even though ants are small pests they have many different capabilities and are not to be underestimated for they can quickly take over your home room by room. With over 12,000 different species in the world Ant Control may be something you definitely want to consider.

Ant Vs Termite

Many confuse ants with termites as they do resemble one another however, ants have a narrow waist while a termites waist is thick. An ant's antennae is elbowed and termites have straight antennae's. The wings on a termite are both the same size while the ants front wings are longer than their back wings.

About Ants

Ants are social insects that live underground. Depending on the species of ant the colony can consist of millions. Queen ants lay thousands of eggs through out their entire lives. Worker ants are the ants that humans usually see. The male ant has one single role of mating with the queen and after the male will die. Ororous house ants leave a chemical pheromone trail behind which makes getting rid of them even more difficult. Killing the ants is usually not enough you must clean up the entire trail after killing them or the ants from the colony with go back to the same trail that was left behind. You can clean the area with a small amount of soap and water. Even after continuous killing and cleaning this still may not be enough to guarantee they will not return. Try taking out your trash frequently and keeping your counters clear of open containers of food, also running the vacuum on a regular basis should help. If you have exhausted all your options or if you simply do not want to bother with the tiny pests call a Black Knight Ant Control Professional. Black Knight can help you on a monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly or even if its just for a one time service. Black Knight Pest Control are your Ant Control Professionals.

Ants Facts

  • An ant can lift up to 3 times their weight.
  • Ants do not have ears they "hear" by feeling vibrations in the ground.
  • Ants fight to the death.
  • When the queen of the colony dies the colony can only survive for a few months.
  • Ants lived along side dinosaurs.
  • Army ants prey on much larger animals such as reptiles, birds and small animals.

Questions about Ant Control? Call Black Knight Pest Control for a Free Quote 951.694.8100