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Ant Pest Control & Removal

Do you need pest control for ants? Contact us today to get treatment and rid your home of unwanted visitors!

About 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.

Pest Control For an Ant Infestation

Don’t let ant colonies take over your home. Contact the pest control experts at Plunkett’s today to keep your home free of an infestation.

Common Types of Ants

There are many different types of ants like pavement ants, carpenter ants and field ants and they will all respond to control methods in different ways. Click below to explore the most common varieties of ant species to find your best pest control ants method today.


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Why Do I Have an Ant Infestation in My House?

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.

What are Ants Attracted To?

Ants are always on the hunt for food and water. If you have an infestation in your home, you probably found them in your kitchen or bathroom, looking for sustenance.

Crumbs, spills, and moisture are all unintentional ant bait that will attract ants indoors. If there’s one thing an ant colony loves most though, it's sugar. Keeping your home tidy and free of sugary residue and food tidbits is key to avoiding ant problems.

Ant Damage: Why These Pests are a Problem

Having ants indoors isn’t just a nuisance. They can cause damage to your home as well as the items inside. A few concerns with an ant infestation, include:

  • Food Contamination: Sugar ants and other foraging ants can contaminate your food supplies. They are attracted to sweet and greasy foods, leaving behind bacteria and pathogens as they crawl over surfaces and food items. This can lead to health issues and the need to discard contaminated food.
  • Structural Damage: Carpenter ants are notorious for causing significant structural damage. They tunnel through wood and foam insulation to build their nests, weakening beams, floors, and walls. Over time, this can compromise the structural integrity of your home, leading to costly repairs.
  • Damage to Electrical Wiring: Some ants, such as fire ants, are attracted to electrical equipment. They can chew through insulation on wires, leading to short circuits, equipment malfunctions, and even fire hazards. This type of damage can be dangerous and expensive to fix.
  • Destruction of Plants and Lawns: Outdoor ants, like fire ants and field ants, can cause damage to your garden and lawn. Fire ants build large mounds that can disrupt the landscape and damage grass roots. Some ants also protect aphids, which harm plants by sucking sap and spreading plant diseases.
  • Nesting in Household Items: Ants can nest in various household items, including appliances, insulation, and even within walls. They can damage these items, leading to malfunction or the need for replacement. For example, ants nesting in electrical appliances can cause short circuits and failures.
  • Health Risks: Certain ants, such as fire ants, pose health risks due to their painful stings. Fire ant stings can cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals, leading to swelling, itching, and in extreme cases, anaphylactic shock.
  • Furniture and Upholstery Damage: Ants like carpenter ants can tunnel through wooden furniture and upholstered items to create nests. This can result in weakened furniture structures and unsightly damage, requiring repair or replacement of the affected items.

The key to ant control is eliminating their nest. Killing the ants you see is helpful, but it doesn’t get to the root of the problem.
That’s where Plunkett’s comes in.

What Is the Plunkett’s Pest Control Process For Removing Ants?

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 to remove the ant colony.

There are several ant species 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.


Do you have ants in your home? Contact Plunkett’s Pest Control right away.
We’ll rid your space of pests and provide you and your family with peace of mind.

Pest Control for Ants with Plunkett’s

Wondering how to get rid of ants asap? 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 to Get Rid of Citronella Ants?

Don’t bother with ant bait for citronella ants; they aren’t attracted to it like most other ant species. Your best bet is to use the hose attachment of a vacuum cleaner to suck them up. Additionally, control weeds (like dandelions) that attract citronella ants. Since these ants are also attracted to trees and tend to swarm on/near them, spray tree trunks periodically with a 1-2% detergent solution to keep citronella ants at bay. Tried these tips already? Contact Plunkett’s Pest Control for professional citronella ant control

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 about how these pests are getting into your home.

How to Get Rid of Field Ants

When a field ant nest is disturbed, these ants have the ability to bite and get quite defensive. To successfully get rid of field ants, you will need to eliminate the queen of the colony to keep them from reproducing. This is not an easy task and could result in many ant bites. It is best to contact a professional pest control company like Plunkett’s to safely and effectively treat your field ant problems.

What Does Carpenter Ant Damage Look Like?

The first sign of carpenter ant damage is small tunnels near the soil of the wood substance. This is because ants like to target softened wood best, so moist or wet wood is most appealing. Another telltale sign of this ant species is small piles of sawdust near the base of plants, trees, or wood fixtures. Don’t let carpenter ant damage get out of hand, call Plunkett’s today for carpenter ant control.

Is Ant Control Safe for Pets?

Yes, ant control can be safe for pets when performed by professional pest control services like Plunkett’s. We use pet-friendly methods and products to ensure the safety of your furry family members while effectively eliminating ant infestations. If you have concerns about specific treatments, our technicians are happy to discuss our safe pest control services with you

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