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Ant Control & Extermination

Spoon of sugar covered with ants

Eliminate Ants From Your Home

Did you know that there are more than 700 ant species found in the U.S.?  The good news is that only about 25 species commonly infest homes. Ants are social insects that typically live in underground colonies, made up of workers and a queen (similar to bees). Ants eat pretty much any kind of food, but they are especially attracted to sweets.

Ants are easily identified due to their distinct body regions: head, thorax and abdomen, as well as antennae. Despite similar construction, different species of ants vary in overall appearance.

Common Types of Ants:

Acrobat Ant

Argentine Ant

Carpenter Ant

Crazy Ant

Field Ant

Ghost Ant

Harvester Ant

Leafcutting Ant

Little Black Ant

Odorous Ant

Pavement Ant

Pharaoh Ant

Pyramid Ant

Red Fire Ant

Thief Ant

White-Footed Ant

Yellow Ant

Dealing With Ant Infestations

Because ants are social insects, they live in colonies that can house up to hundreds of thousands of individuals, so you’ll likely see more than one at a time.  However, if you just see one, he is typically the scout ant and know that more are coming.  Ants will primarily be found in your kitchen and bathrooms, as these areas provide access to food as well as moisture.

Although they may be small in size, they can pose a big threats, they can contaminate your food and damage property. Living and working in large colonies, an ant infestation can quickly spread if it is not dealt with quickly. To help keep your home ant-free, follow these tips:

  • Seal cracks and crevices around the home
  • Dispose of garbage regularly and use trash cans with a sealed lid
  • Promptly clean up food and drink spills (and crumbs)
  • Store sweets such as honey and sugar in sealed containers
  • Eliminate excess moisture, repair any leaking pipes
  • Remove any old landscape materials, debris and excess vegetation from around your property to reduce potential nesting sites for ants

If you do find signs of an ant infestation in your home, contact the experts at Pest Exit. Our technicians will be able to inspect your home, perform proper ant species identification, and recommend the proper course of treatment.