The desire to get rid of ants is one we all share. In our region, odorous house ant control, carpenter ant control, and even (occasionally) fire ant control are popular topics of conversation during the early spring and summer months. Most ants merely cause annoying disruptions to daily life. However, carpenter ants can cause significant structural damage to your home or office. These tiny pests first drill small holes in moist or softened wood doors, beams, etc. and then tunnel deep into the wood to build nests. Unlike termites, carpenter ants destroy the wood with their burrowing but do not eat wood.
Signs of an Ant Problem
Ants are most active in early spring, but can be a nuisance at any time of the year. Generally speaking, if you see more than 20 ants in the same area of your home you have an infestation. Ants enter homes seeking moisture and food. Indoors, you are most likely to find ants in kitchens or dining areas. Carpenter ants leave telltale piles of sawdust (also called frass) near wood structures that have suffered water damage or other damp areas of your building. You may even be able to hear carpenter ants working within your walls in the infested areas.
Getting Rid of Ants
Killing a few ants in the kitchen is easy, but will not eliminate the problem: ant colonies. Built for survival and hard to destroy, ant colonies can multiply if the wrong type of treatment is used. If ants sense danger from pest control products, the queen ants will create new colonies nearby to ensure survival. To get rid of these pests, we tailor an ant treatment plan to fit your unique situation using a combination of undetectable and environmentally responsible bait and spray products.
Eco Ant Killer - Is Organic Ant Control an Option?
Many of our customers are interested in natural ant control and want to find an option that's both effective and environmentally friendly. The professionals at Connor's know how to kill ants and prevent them from returning through the use of an environmentally responsible comprehensive plan. Learn more about our proven approach to ant control.
The best way to prevent an an infestation is to monitor for ants year-round. We offer one-time ant control services as well as year-round monitoring and protection against ants and 26+ other pests. Whether you choose a one-time ant service or year-round control, we eliminate your ant problem. Guaranteed.