Pests We Treat : Ants

Ant infestations are a common problem in Northern Virginia, the D.C. Metro, and Maryland areas.

The main reason for this is that ants are exceptionally skilled at getting in through tiny cracks and crevices. These pests are motivated by food and shelter, making a home in your pantry or foundation.

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How to Identify an Ant Infestation

The most common ants that can invade your home include House Ants and Carpenter Ants.

You can identify House Ants by their small black bodies. They are also known as sugar ants and are most often found in kitchens and bathrooms. These ants can be a problem year-round but often become more noticeable during the spring and summer when temperatures and the water table rise. Determine if House/sugar ants are around by examining any food you have left out—including dog food or cat food.

Carpenter Ants are large black or black, brown, and red ants found throughout your home. Unlike termites, they do not eat the wood but hollow out the beams to create colonies and nests. Carpenter ants are often the most active at night and can significantly damage the structure of your home.

A household ant

Tips for Preventing Ants

  • Wipe up crumbs and spills immediately.
  • Use vinegar-based cleaning products. They effectively eliminate the pheromone trails that ants leave behind.
  • Remove garbage from home frequently.
  • Store food in airtight containers.
  • Put away food—including any uneaten pet food.
  • Repair any holes or gaps around the exterior and interior of your home.
  • Mow the lawn and trim trees around the house.
  • Keep foundation, mortar, and weather-protective measures up to date and repaired.

How My Pest Pros Helps Eliminate Ants

With over ten years of experience in this industry, we know what it takes when it comes to ant control, prevention, and protection. We use effective methods in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland.

Many products will eliminate the problem but not the source of the problem—the colony. Our trained professionals deal with various ant infestations. Their experience and expertise allow them to form an effective treatment plan.

My Pest Pros offers retreatment with any of our annual plans. Ants can sometimes require more than one treatment due to the colony's size, so My Pest Pros does recommend our affordable annual plan.

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What customers are saying

My Pest Pros has provided quality service to us for several years. Each technician, especially Chris, provides excellent service and suggestions for solving any problems we might have. We definitely recommend them.

Anne PriorFairfax, VA

The technician handling our property, Mr. Hargrove, is obviously quite capable. He has, from the first visit, explained what he was doing and fully answered all our questions. The results of his efforts are evident in the fact that the latest visit provided evidence that the infestation was not spreading and also none of the "bait" had been consumed since his last visit. Thank you for providing us with the services of this fine gentleman. We would have no problems recommending him and your firm to friends and neighbors.

Richard EllisSpringfield VA

Chris came out to my house in a timely manner. He showed me where mice had been eating the bait in one of the traps. I appreciate learning more about rodent control. Chris was informative and polite. Thanks.

Barbara LassArlington, VA

The young man that came by my house today to do a treatment was "excellent!" He noticed in my backyard there were ant hills and he immediately sprayed that area. All I can say was keep up the good work Sinjay.

Georgia HamptonUpper Marlboro, MD

Chris is friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Thank you.

Jerry LinAlexandria, VA

Very professional and friendly. Glad I decided to choose this company.

Joseph StaabNottingham, MD

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