Velvety Tree Ant Control

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  • Same-Day and Weekend Service
  • Free Comprehensive Inspection
  • 100% Pest Free Guarantee
  • Professional and Experienced Technicians
  • Competitive Pricing

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Velvety tree ants are polymorphic (2–5 mm) ants that include two species. The first, L. occidentale, is bi-colored with a dark red mesosoma and black head and gaster, while the second, L. luctuosum, is dark brown to black. The latter ant is also known as the pine tree ant. Colonies have many queens and forage for honeydew and live or dead insects. These ants resemble odorous house ants in that they possess anal glands that produce a coconut-like odor and run with their gasters raised when disturbed. These ants nest in trees, fallen timbers, and in structures where they mine wood and insulation.

Primary Concerns with Velvety Tree Ants

Velvety tree ants are considered nuisance pests because of their large numbers when infesting structures and foraging on foods in the household. In addition, these ants infest wood and are considered wood-destroying organisms.

The Redi Solution

The only reliable solution to a Velvety Tree Ant problem is to launch an all-out attack. Your call to Redi National means you’ve brought in the best-trained, best-equipped pest elimination team.

Redi National believes that just eliminating the colony in your home is only half the job. Satellite colonies still exist, with pheromone trails leading right back into your house. Redi National programs are designed to prevent these re-infestations. Plus, we recommend any changes you can make to discourage the ants from coming back.

We’re ready to take on and eliminate your Velvety Tree Ant problem. To ensure your safety and guarantee protection, we use only EPA. approved materials, which have an effective thirty-day life span.

Were Redi for the Long Haul. Since a Velvety Tree Ant’s pheromones can withstand severe weather and even treatment, our programs are designed to ensure against re-infestation. Our 100% pest-free guarantee means your problem is solved.

Our Seasonal Pest Treatment Schedule


Every spring a variety of pest types start breeding. Our exterminators will make sure you don’t have an infestation in the works. 

Top Pest Threats:

Ants, spiders and cockroaches


The heat means pest activity is high. Our exterminators will protect your home to make sure the pest stay out. 

Top Pest Threats:

Ants, stinging pests and house crickets


With the drop in temperature pest seek warmth. Our pest technicians will make sure your home is protected from pest infestations.

Top Pest Threats:

Spiders, mice and rats


Pest need warmth and moisture to survive the cold winter months. We will make sure your home stays protected during the winter. 

Top Pest Threats:

Mice, spiders and Earwigs

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