Ants are one of the most common pests found in Boston, MA. The city’s climate provides the perfect environment for ants to thrive. Ants infest homes looking for food, shelter, and water, and once they invade, they can be difficult to eradicate. Understanding the different types of ants you may encounter in your home is the first step in identifying any potential problems. Let’s take a look at the most common types of ants you may find in Boston homes and how B&B Pest Control can help you deal with them.

Carpenter ants are one of the most destructive types of ants. They can cause extensive damage to your home by chewing through your wooden structures, creating tunnels for their nests, and leaving behind sawdust. They are often mistaken for termites. If you suspect you have a carpenter ant infestation, it’s important to call in the professionals immediately. B&B Pest Control will identify the extent of the carpenter ant infestation, remove the nest and provide recommendations to prevent future infestations.

Pavement ants are the most common type of ant found in Boston homes. They get their name from the fact that they nest under pavement, sidewalks, and driveways. They are known to migrate into homes in search of food, water, and shelter. Their nests can also be found in wall voids, under baseboards, and near heating pipes and ducts. B&B Pest Control will inspect your home and recommend the most effective treatment to exterminate the ants, as well as preventative measures like sealing entry points to prevent them from returning.

Odorous house ants are another common type of ant found in homes in Boston. They get their name from the pungent smell they emit when crushed. They are often found in kitchens and bathrooms, but can be found throughout your home. They are attracted to sugary and greasy foods, as well as dead insects, and pet food. B&B Pest Control can safely and effectively eliminate odorous house ants with a targeted treatment plan.

Pharaoh ants are a small, yellow-brown ant that’s known for its aggressive behavior, making them a difficult pest to control. They are attracted to moisture and can be found in kitchens and bathrooms, as well as around plumbing and electrical wires. Pharaoh ants reproduce quickly, and if a colony is left unchecked, it can become a massive infestation. B&B Pest Control uses highly effective treatments to eradicate Pharaoh ants, and we will also take prevention measures to stop them from returning.


If you’re dealing with an ant infestation in your home, don’t hesitate to call in the professionals at B&B Pest Control. Our experienced technicians have the knowledge and tools to identify, treat and prevent ant infestations of all types. We offer treatment for all types of pests including carpenter ants, pavement ants, odorous house ants, and Pharaoh ants. We are committed to providing you with quality service that ensures the complete satisfaction of each and every customer. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards protecting your home from pesky ants.