Ant Control & Treatment
Do you need pest control for ants? Contact us today to get treatment and rid your home of unwanted ant species!
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?
There are many different types of ants like citronella 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.
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.
Why Do Ants Come Inside the House?
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, leading to ant problems. Seal cracks and crevices and avoid leaving food out to avoid ants getting inside your home.
Why Are Ants a Problem?
- Having ants indoors 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.
- The key to ant control is to eliminate their nest. Killing the ants you see is helpful but it doesn't get to the root of the problem.
How Can Plunkett's Help with Pest Control for 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.
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 host 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!
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.
How To Treat for Ants?
Your ant treatments will depend on the type of ant that’s causing you trouble. Not all ants respond to bait and some ants will bite humans when disturbed or threatened. To be safe, it’s best to contact a professional for ant control. Plunkett’s technicians will effectively eliminate your current ant problems and can help to prevent ants in the future. Quickly schedule today!
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 tell tale 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 ants control!