Ant Control & Treatment
Do you have an ant infestation? Contact us today to get treatment and rid your home of unwanted visitors!
What Are Ants?
Ants are insects in the Formicidae family and belong in the order Hymenoptera. Ants are eusocial and form colonies. Their colonies range from a few dozen ants living in small natural cavities to millions of ants in highly organized colonies occupying large territories.
What Kind of Ants Are There?
The key to getting rid of ants is to eliminate their nest. Killing the ants you see is helpful, but it doesn’t get to the root of the problem.
Stopping an ant problem yourself can be difficult. If the nest is not destroyed, the ants will keep coming back. Contacting Plunkett’s Pest Control is the most effective way to ensure your property is kept free of ants.
Why Do I Have Ants?
Ants are in your home looking for sustenance. If you have an infestation in your home, you probably found them in your kitchen or bathroom. This is because ants are always on the hunt for food and water. Crumbs, spills, and moisture will attract ants into your home.
How Do Ants Get Inside?
Every spring, these pesky pests seem to make their way into your home. Ants can get into your home through cracks in walls, gaps in foundation, and under your flooring. Sometimes, they simply crawl into your home through windows and doors in search of food and water.
Why Are Ants a Problem?
Having an ant infestation isn’t just a nuisance. These pesky pests can cause damage to your home and the items inside. The problems that ants cause range from minor to severe.
For example, sugar ants won’t cause damage to your home, but they will snack on any available food. Carpenter ants, on the other hand, are extremely destructive. They carve tunnels through wood and foam insulation to build their nests, inflicting serious damage to your home.
How Can Plunkett's Solve My Ant Problem?
When we are treating a small, interior ant infestation, our process is thorough and effective.
We treat cracks, crevices, and other openings as close to the nest opening as possible. Depending on the exact species, we apply gel-type baits alongside the ants’ feeding trails. During warm months, we will also perform a targeted exterior treatment.
There are several species of ants that infest the areas around structures. Our main concern is protecting structures. The expert team at Plunkett’s is able to treat in and around structures. Pricing is the same whether the treatment involves the interior, exterior, or both.
If larger ants are identified on your property, we may recommend a specialized service plan for effective control.
Ant Control With Plunkett's
At Plunkett’s, our goal is to help you quickly, conveniently, and in the most cost-effective way. We make every effort to be with you asap, usually within a day or two.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Are Ants Getting in My House?
Knowing where your ant problem is coming from is key to getting rid of the infestation. Ants can get into your home through cracks in walls, gaps in foundation, under your flooring, and more. Sometimes, they simply crawl into your home through windows and doors in search of food and water. Learn more!
Why Am I Getting Ants in My House?
If you have ants in your home, it may be because you are leaving crumbs on the floor or table, letting dirty dishes sit in the sink, or leaving the trash out overnight. Ants come into a house for one reason: food. Don’t give them a reason to invade your space for a quick bite! Learn more!
How Do I Keep Ants Out of My House Permanently?
From spraying infested areas to regularly taking out the trash, there are several things you can do to rid your house of ants. Unfortunately, however, ants can be extremely persistent. You may need professionals to handle your infestation to ensure the pesky pests are really gone for good. Learn more!
Where Do Pavement Ants Come From?
Pavement ants were accidentally transported to the US on merchants’ vessels during the 1700s and 1800s. These pesky pests usually nest under sidewalks, driveways, stones, logs, and other concealed areas. They may attempt to enter your home in the fall in order to stay warm over the winter. Learn more about pavement ants!