Ant Control

Quality Ant Control in Virginia

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.

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 What's Bugging Virginia Series and other ant blogs on your site. But for now, let's get to how we can get those ants to march on out!

Ant Control

Preventing Ant Infestations

Effective ant control begins with getting rid of the attractors. If you know what might be bringing them in, eliminating those know 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 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.

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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 termite experts will provide quality customer care and more.

Give us a call at James River for a free ant control inspection and estimate.

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