With over 700 species of ants in the United States, it’s no surprise that you’re seeing them inside your home, garage, or office space. Ants are one of the most common pests in the country, and are often difficult to completely drive out of your space. At General Pest Control, we have the knowledge and experience with ants to know how to properly identify them and get rid of them for good.
Carpenter ants in particular are the most difficult to control because they set up camp in tiny cracks in your walls and floors and leave a chemical trail for others to follow. Once they find their way into your home, they’ll find voids or cracks in walls and floors that have softened or rotting wood. While carpenter ants do not eat wood, they will hollow out the wood to expand their nest. The hollowing combined with their need for moisture can pose problems to the structures in your home or garage, as well as trees surrounding your property.
Pavement ants usually nest outdoors and underground—under sidewalks, driveways, in the cracks of pavement, in lawns, and near the foundation of buildings. Occasionally they will nest in walls, under floors, and in insulation. Pavement ants are able to enter homes and buildings through any natural openings and small cracks in the slab or the foundation wall.
In order to make sure we’re treating the ants in the smartest way possible to remediate the problem, we’ll do the following:
In need of ant control and prevention in your home? Contact General Pest Control today to request a quote on an inspection and treatment.
Our Seasonal Pest Control Program begins with a single treatment for a specific pest problem, and then includes treatments in the following seasons to ensure your home is protected from pests year-round. Click here to learn more about the program, or contact us today to get started.