Pests We Treat : Ants

Our team offers effective methods for pest control when it comes to ant infestations, 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.

A household ant

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.

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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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