The bite of a fire ant may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about ants. And rightly so. Their bite will indeed sting for a long time, and then it will itch relentlessly. That is why ant control is necessary.
Perhaps you think of the ant and the grasshopper story from childhood. And that is a good thought as well. Ants are strong, busy, and tenacious little buggers. But if they set their sights on your home, you may change your playful thought about ants and ant control.
Suppose the marching ants of Virginia are invading your home. In that case, the best team to call for quality ant control is James River Pest Solutions. Call us today at (804) 993-4877.
Joe is so personable and professional. He is always on time and also willing to go the extra mile when asked or needed. We haven’t had one single issue with ants, etc. since we started using him. He used pet-safe products and took the extra time to educate us on every product and service. Would definitely recommend Joe!Brandon P.
Called and Joe answered the phone. Had time that same day and took care of our 🐜 ants. Very personable and professional. We will use him again and recommend to anyone looking for quality work. Thanks Joe!Roger Z.
I tried to stop the ants from coming in my office at my building and nothing I was doing was helping the situation. I called James and he did the trick have not had any problems since his company come out.Adam S.
Professional, personable and great to work with! Always on time and calls ahead, goes the extra mile to answer questions or explain anything. Great with our pets. We haven’t had a single issue with ants etc. since we hired Joe! We can’t say enough good things about him. We love that he is local and are able to support a small business owner like him.Natalie P.
Joe treated my home for ants and mice. He was on time and professional. Definitely best pest control provider in the Richmond area.Beach B.L.
Joe is friendly, professional, and knowledgeable! He responded right away when we had an ant infestation at work and now he does treatments for us bi-monthly. He knows a lot too, he gave us all the info on why we were having so much trouble with ants, where they were coming from and why. Highly recommend!Courtney W.
Joe and his staff are always very professional when they come out. They always make sure they ask if there’s anything else that we need before they leave. They are very respectful of my home and our residents and ask permission to go into the rooms before they do so. My home is a North Chesterfield and during the spring and summer months we used to have big problems with ants and since we’ve had a James River pest solutions come out we have not had one ant problem.Evie W.
We are so happy with Joe from James River Pest Control! For years we struggled to get rid of ants and Joe easily took care of the problem as well as the spiderwebs on the porch and garage. We are so glad our daughter recommended him. He is prompt and dependable. Thank you, Joe!Carole C.
Joe was awesome! On time, professional, went above and beyond spraying for not only ants, but spiders and other creepy creatures too! He also took care of the yellow jackets that built a nets under ground in a flower bed! We will definitely use Joe again!Lisa K.
I have been with joe for almost a year and him and his team are amazing! When I first moved to my new house, I had so many baby ants in my kitchen, he came and did the job and sprayed and it worked and never came back! He sprays around my house outside and inside my garage every 3 months and it’s amazing. Best service, he comes anytime you need him as well. He explains everything so well and is very honest with his work and words. I def recommend him. My whole family uses him for years.RiRi S.
The Fight Against the Marching Ants
Identifying the types of ants in your area is essential to understanding the damage they create and the steps that need to be taken to prevent ants. There are way too many ants to list and learn about in Virginia. But James River has compiled a list of the ants we are called to deal with most often.
These ants include but are not limited to the following:
- Acrobat Ants
- Argentine Ants
- Carpenter Ants
- Fire Ants
- Formica Ants
- Little Black Ants
- Odorous House Ants
- Pavement Ants
You can learn more about each type of ant in our Pest ID section. But for now, let’s get to how we can get those ants to march on out!
Preventing Ant Infestations
Effective ant control begins with getting rid of the attractors. If you know what might be bringing them in, eliminating those known attractors might work. However, many times the attractor is undetectable. In those cases, it is best to call your local pest solutions company to get them out before they do damage to your home and family.
Ant Control Outside:
Ants naturally live outdoors. The goal is to keep them away from home and from creating massive mounds. Here is what we suggest to accomplish just that:
- Ensure all gutters are free of build-up and debris and point away from the home’s foundation. Moisture is one of the biggest attractors.
- Likewise, fix leaky spigots and fixtures.
- Clear rubble, debris, and overgrowth from the lawn. And if there are fallen trees or rotting leaves, be sure to rake them up to keep the ants from having a feast.
- Cut bushes and trees away from home, so they do not touch the walls.
- Don’t bring potted plants in for the colder months unless you have inspected the soil for ant activity.
- Ensure your trash cans have lids that seal, especially if they are kept outside.
- Seal up the home’s cracks in case they would try to enter.
Ant Control Inside:
Clearly, ants do not belong in the home. Keeping them out is essential for the protection of your family and home. Here is what you can do to keep the home ant-free.
- Store food in the pantry in sealed containers.
- Empty trash cans regularly.
- Clean up spills and crumbs as soon as they happen.
- Clean up behind appliances occasionally.
- Identify and replace wood damage.
- Fix leaks in faucets and pipes as soon as they are spotted.
- Make sure weather stripping is sufficient on the doors and the windows. Then ensure screens are in place for windows you want to open.
Ant Control for Your Home
Keeping ants out of the home in the first place is the best idea for your home and family. Your local pest solutions expert can assist with insect exclusion and elimination. Then, if they happen to invade the house, a professional should be called out right away. Baits and poisons can be toxic and often just temporary solutions, causing the ants to divert their path.
James River Pest Solutions has the answer for pest control in your home. Ants are eradicated with our years of experience and quality products. Thus, you can trust your home to our pest control solutions.
Contact James River Pest Solutions for all your ant and pest control needs in Virginia.
James River Pest Solutions Gives You Peace of Mind
Your James River Service will cover you for a wide variety of pests, including termites, ants, cockroaches, spiders, centipedes, millipedes, crickets, wasps, flies, pantry pests, mice, and rats. Our professional pest experts will provide quality customer service and more.
Give us a call at (804) 993-4877 for a free ant control inspection and estimate.