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Do you have Ants in your Manalapan, NJ Home?

Posted by: Cooper Pest

When you’re making your morning breakfast the last thing you want to see are ants crawling across your kitchen counter. At Cooper Pest Solutions, we understand your annoyance with ants and offer several different options for getting rid of ants in your home. 

What kind of Ants are found in Manalapan, NJ?

There are several different species of ants that are native to Manalapan and throughout New Jersey. Since many homes in Manalapan are on concrete slabs, you can be subjected to certain types of ants, however, even if your home isn’t situated on a slab that doesn’t mean you’re excluded from having ant issues. Although many species are just considered nuisance ants, there is one species of ants that can cause structural damage to your home.

Types of Ants Native to Manalapan, NJ

  • Odorous House Ants
  • Pavement Ants
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Acrobat Ants
  • Citronella Ants
  • Flying Ants (all of the above ants, have a winged form in their colonies that swarm)

Even though having any type of ant in your home is an annoyance, only carpenter ants, and acrobat ants can cause structural damage to your home. Of the two, carpenter ants are the more serious than acrobat ants because they will destroy sound wood in addition to wood that has been weakened by moisture damage. Acrobat ants tend to cause less damage and are usually associated in areas of the structure where moisture is a problem.

Professional Ant Removal Services

Perhaps you’ve tried the typical DIY remedies with little to no success, at Cooper Pest Solutions we understand the biology and behavior of ants, which helps us to successfully eliminate the ant colonies. What makes us different is that we focus on the exterior where ants originate, rather than inside where the ants are seen. By doing this, we solve ant problems rather than simply treat the symptoms. We offer several different types of services that will address your ant problems.

There are two service options when dealing with nuisance ants:

  • One-Ant Control Service
  • Home Traditional or Home Intensive Service

One-Time Ant Control Service

One-Time Ant Control will include proper ant identification by one of our skilled technicians followed by a treatment protocol that corresponds with that species. In most cases, the service can be conducted primarily from the exterior of the home with little or no treatments indoors.

Generally, customers can expect to see a 50% reduction in two days – 90% reduction within one week – 100% gone after two weeks,"
said Dave Burgess, Vice President of Operations at Cooper Pest Solutions. Burgess added that although treatments for ants may be similar, there are differences in treatment protocols depending on the species you have invading your home.

One-Time Ant Control Service provide coverage for up to 90 days, however if you would like future treatment and prevention methods for ants, Cooper Pest Solutions suggest our Home Traditional or Home Intensive services.

Schedule service online today for same day or next day technician dispatch. We understand that ant infestations can be frustrating. That's why we are dedicated to effective, professional, and fast service for nuisance ants.

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Preventive Ant Control

The Home Traditional and Home Intensive services at Cooper Pest Solutions not only cover ants but a wide variety of other insects as well. Both services include year-round preventive pest control with services conducted four times a year.

You will receive three exterior maintenance treatments on the exterior of the home for spring, summer and fall (March-November), in addition to one interior service during the winter months (December-February).

The Home Traditional service includes ants as well as many other crawling insects, mice, and wasps. If your home is in an area that is prone to carpenter ants, which can cause structural damage to your home, it is suggested that you enroll in Cooper’s Home Intensive services that includes carpenter ants and much more.

Carpenter Ant Removal Services


Carpenter ants pose a much greater risk to your Manalapan home than any nuisance ant ever could. Carpenter ants are a wood-destroying insect that attacks the wood that makes up the structure of your home and can return year after year causing even more damage.

Since carpenter ants are social insects, their colonies are organized into complex societies with a division of labor among the different castes making them often difficult to control.

“Carpenter ants often have multiple satellite colonies around the main colony,” Burgess said. “The nests can be at any level whereas nuisance ants are normally nesting at ground-level.”

Although they can be a challenging insect to control, with the help from on-staff entomologist Dr. Richard Cooper, Cooper Pest Solutions has scientifically proven treatment methods to effectively remove your carpenter ants and prevent them from re-infesting your home.

Carpenter Ant Treatment from Cooper Pest Solutions

If you have or suspect an active carpenter ant colony is on your property, Cooper Pest Solutions will send out one of our highly-trained technicians to perform a detailed inspection of your Manalapan property. We will then implement our Carpenter Ant System, which is exclusive to Cooper Pest.

The program focuses on the exterior of the home, where we identify ant trails and entry sites into the home then apply bait and a low-toxicity residual material that ants will take back and distribute throughout the colony, eradicating the carpenter ants from your home.

Once the ants have been removed through the Cooper Carpenter Ant System, your home will then fall under the renewal program from Cooper Pest that provides you with preventive services and protection from any potential re-infestations.

For residents with an active Carpenter Ant infestation at home, the Cooper Carpenter Ant System focuses on eliminating active ant colonies. Detailed inspections are performed to locate Carpenter Ant trails and with pinpoint accuracy, our pest management professionals deliver the system. The ants feed on the bait, taking it back to the colony where it is fed to other ants, thus destroying the colony. The system includes identifying carpenter ant trails, utilizing baits and traditional materials as necessary. The program is available only through Cooper Pest Solutions.

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Why should I call Cooper Pest Solutions?

Regardless of what insect you have, you want to choose a pest control company that knows and understands the biology and behavior of the insect they are servicing. At Cooper Pest Solutions, we have a staff entomologist who is always at the forefront of the latest science and technology for pest control. We develop our treatment services based off of scientific research and limit the use of pesticides whenever possible.

If ants are causing a nuisance at your Manalapan, NJ home or you would like to exclude ants and other insects from your property, please give Cooper Pest Solutions a call at 800-949-2667. To schedule a FREE estimate, fill out our form here.

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