Ants - GreenHow Pest and Termite Control Boston


Our structural pest control service covers all ants encountered in New England. Pest control and extermination are essential to protect your property. Your structure is simply a home for pests. Even the coldest day our area won’t kill structural pests. Our technicians are trained to find and eliminate pest problems. Greenhow training starts with our internal training on pest biology. Next, the training progresses to outside courses in integrated pest management. Finally, the training culminates in the achievement of Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE). These are the ants covered by our structural pest control services.

Carpenter ant excavating wood.
Carpenter ants excavating wood.

We treat with over 15 species of ants on a regular basis including the most common one carpenter ants. In addition, we manage acrobat ants (distinguished by a heart-shaped abdomen), Argentine ants, big-headed ants, (occasionally) cornfield ants, crazy ants, ghost ants, and larger yellow ants. Also little black ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, pharaoh ants (confused with rover ants), red european fire ants (primarily outside in Lexington and Cambridge), rover ants (often confused with pharaoh ants), thief ants and the common white-footed ant. Pharaoh and rover ants are distinguished by their small size and habit of multiplying when annoyed. For instance, spraying them with pesticides annoys them.

Carpenter ants

By far the most common ant call we get, the carpenter ant is all over New England. Its natural habitat is wet wood outside, like trees, fallen trees, and stumps. They will also nest in cavities and under rocks. In structures, carpenter ants are either foraging, or they have a nest or both have and nest and are foraging. In structures, will also nest in wood or cavities and voids. Nests usually begin in wet wood or wood that has ever been wet.

Acrobat ants

Acrobat ants eating a bug, note the heart shaped abdomen.
Acrobat ants eating a bug, note the heart shaped abdomen.

Argentine ants

Argentinve ants
Argentine ants

Big-headed ants

Bid-headed ants
Big-headed ants

Cornfield ants

Crazy ants

Ghost ants

Larger yellow ants

Little black ants

Odorous house ants

Pavement ants

Pharaoh ants and rover ants

Red European fire ants (outdoors, mostly Cambridge and Lexington area)

Thief ants

White-footed ant

White-footed ants
White -footed ants

Greenhow Pest Control

Greenhow Pest Control is locally owned and New England’s leading provider of effective, efficient and environmentally friendly pest control services. We have heard and seen nearly everything pest related.  Try us.  We offer simple standard service plans designed to give our customers great value.  Your peace of mind is important to us.  We price from a standard rate card and have simple to understand services and policies.  That means doing business with Greenhow is easy.

What services do we offer

We offer full pest control services for residential and commercial sites backed by the best guarantee in the business. Greenhow Pest Management is a comprehensive approach to pest control, which emphasizes structural, environmental, biological, and mechanical methods to prevent pest populations from developing. Starting with constant monitoring and thorough inspections inside and outside of the structure to identify and remedy pest-conducive conditions prior to an infestation. A comprehensive approach to pest control, which relies on inside and outside inspections to identify and prevent possible pest infestations.

The least toxic material is used when pesticides are needed. We utilize EPA reduced risk materials  The focus is inspection and pest control strategies to control pest populations and prevent re-infestation.  We recommend the service frequency that meets your needs to ensure constant monitoring and intervention to prevent pests.

Our regular pest control service frequencies are monthly, every other month and quarterly for residential customers. For commercial customers or multi-unit residential, we offer weekly, every other week and monthly service. We do one-time service for indoor flea and tick control and hornets, wasps and yellowjackets. Mosquito and tick control services have their own service frequencies. Outdoor mosquito is monthly through the season. Tick control is offered a variety of ways depending on tick pressure.

We service you at your property. From our office in Auburndale, Massachusetts we service most of Eastern Massachusetts from Westborough to Boston, north to Andover and east to the ocean communities of Newburyport and Manchester-by-the-Sea, south to Plymouth and west out to Mansfield and Franklin.  We service Upper Cape towns of Sandwich, Falmouth, Barnstable, and Yarmouth for termite service.  Our service area is wide for termite control. We stay closely centered around our office in Newton for lawn care. We service all or part of Essex County, Middlesex County, Suffolk County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Barnstable County, Bristol County, and Worcester County.

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