Ant Control and Extermination Services
Navigating the world of ant infestations can be tricky, especially when it feels like they’re everywhere — in your pantry, along your baseboards, even your garbage! At Absolute Pest Management, we understand that seeing a couple of ants could indicate a significant infestation which is why you should address the problem immediately. Not only can ants contaminate food, but certain species can also cause structural damage or painful bites. We provide an arsenal of ant treatment options tailored to your specific ant problem. These treatments include bait systems, ant sprays, and barrier treatments to ensure that these tiny intruders are shown the door. So, if you’re dealing with ants in the Austin, Texas area, don’t fight the battle alone. Trust the expert ant exterminators at Absolute Pest Management and let us help reclaim your space from these pesky invaders.
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Ant Treatment Options
Local Spot Ant Treatment
This approach involves applying ant-killing pesticides directly to localized infestations. Spot treatments are highly effective at killing the ants you see, providing immediate relief from heavy ant presence in specific areas of your property.
Exterior Perimeter Treatments
With this method, a continuous barrier of pesticide is applied around the exterior of your property. This helps deter ants from entering your home, effectively addressing the problem before it makes its way indoors.
Soil drenching is a key treatment option in ant pest control. It involves saturating the ground around a home or other structure with pesticides, effectively creating a barrier that kills ants and their colonies and helps to prevent future infestations.
Ant Bait Stations
Bait stations contain a mix of food and slow-acting insecticides that ants carry back to their colonies. Over time, the poison spreads throughout the colony and eventually infects the ant queen and causes the colony to collapse.
Absolute’s Pest Free Process
Our process begins with a thorough inspection of your property. Our experienced technicians identify the types of pests present, their breeding grounds, and potential entry points, allowing us to understand the extent of the infestation.
Based on the inspection findings, we develop a customized treatment plan. This could involve the use of environmentally friendly pesticides, traps, or other methods, all designed to effectively eliminate the pests from your property.
After the treatment, we focus on pest prevention, which involves educating clients on how to minimize future pest problems and making your property less attractive to pests. This step is crucial in preventing future infestations.
We stand by our service guarantee and follow up on our treatments to ensure the effectiveness of our work. This allows us to make any necessary adjustments and verify that your rat problem has been thoroughly resolved.
The final step is regular maintenance. We provide ongoing services to ensure that your property remains pest-free. This includes periodic inspections and treatments as necessary, giving you peace of mind knowing that your home is protected from pests.
Ant infestations pose several risks that extend beyond being a nuisance. Ants can also contaminate food and food preparation areas as they travel through unsanitary areas before invading your home. Certain types of ants, such as carpenter ants, can cause structural damage to your property by hollowing out wood for their nests like termites. Other species, like fire ants, deliver painful stings which can result in discomfort and allergic reactions in some people. Furthermore, the presence of ants can lead to distress and loss of peace of mind, as large infestations can be challenging to control without professional help
Where Ants Can Be Found
Ants can be found in a variety of locations inside a home. They are particularly attracted to areas where food and water are easily accessible. They are commonly found invading kitchens, bathrooms, and pantries as these areas are prime real estate for these pesky invaders. Ants can also take shelter behind baseboards, within walls, or beneath the floors, making their nests difficult to locate, reach, and treat.
In outdoor environments, ants can create colonies in various places. Some ants, like pavement ants, prefer to nest under stones, concrete slabs, or in pavement cracks. Carpenter ants are notorious for making their homes in damp, decaying wood, while fire ants create large, visible mounds in open areas. Ants are also often found near food sources like plants, aphid colonies, or near buildings where food waste is readily available.
Signs of Ants
The most obvious sign of an ant infestation is seeing live ants inside your home, particularly in the kitchen or other areas where food is stored. Even if only a few ants are visible, there could be a much larger colony hidden nearby.
Ants leave an invisible chemical trail for others to follow once they find a reliable food source. Seeing a line of ants marching in formation is often an indication of an established ant colony nearby.
Swarming, is the process ants use to start new colonies and is usually seen in spring or summer. Witnessing a swarm inside or near your property is a strong sign of a mature ant colony.
Discarded Ant Wings
Swarmers, or reproductive ants, have wings and will often discard them around the entrance to their nest after their mating flight. Finding small, equal-sized wings can indicate a nearby ant colony.
Some ants, particularly those that nest outdoors like fire ants, create visible mounds or hills of dirt or sand. These mounds, often found in yards or under pavement, are a clear sign of an ant infestation.
How to Prevent Ants
Keeping Areas Clean
Regular cleaning of the kitchen, bathrooms, and pantries can deter ants. Wiping down countertops, sweeping floors, and immediately cleaning up spills removes potential food sources that can attract ants.
Eliminating Excess Food
Avoid leaving leftover food out in the open that can attract ants. Make sure to clean dishes promptly and keep pet food dishes clean.
Storing Food Properly
Store food in sealed containers, particularly sweet, sticky items or pet food. Ants can easily infiltrate cardboard packaging or loosely closed bags.
Using Natural Ant Deterrents
Certain natural substances, such as cinnamon, vinegar, or peppermint oil, can disrupt ant trails and deter ants. Apply these substances near entry points or in areas where you commonly see ants.
Why Choose Absolute Pest Management
Our advanced ant control techniques are designed to thoroughly eliminate your ant problem, making your property safe and comfortable.
We won’t rest until your ant problem is entirely resolved. Our guarantee is a commitment to delivering the results you deserve.
We make top-tier pest control accessible to everyone, without ever compromising on quality.
Our team is comprised of highly skilled professionals, trained in the latest pest control methods to ensure efficient and effective service.
This crucial first step allows us to identify any ant issues you may have and devise an effective treatment plan.
Friendly and Prompt Service
Your time is valuable to us, and we strive to provide swift, professional, and courteous assistance from start to finish.
Absolute Pest Management Guarantee
Effective ant treatment designed to last
Guaranteed to kill all life stages of an ant’s life cycle
Prompt service that will return if treatments are not 100% effective
Convenient Locations Near You
How much is pest control for ants?
The cost of professional ant pest control can vary depending on the size of your property, the species of ant, and the extent of the infestation. Generally, you can expect to pay between $150 to $500 for treatment but Absolute prices competitively and delivers the results you need.
Do pest control deal with ants?
Absolutely! Our pest control services specialize in dealing with a variety of pests, including ants. They have the knowledge, tools, and treatments to effectively manage ant infestations.
Is it worth spraying ants?
Spraying can be an effective short-term solution for controlling ants, but for long-term control, especially for larger infestations, it’s usually worth investing in a comprehensive treatment plan that includes both baiting and prevention techniques.
How do I permanently get rid of ants?
Permanently getting rid of ants usually requires a multi-pronged approach. This can include keeping your home clean, storing food properly, sealing entry points, and seeking professional pest control services for a comprehensive treatment and prevention plan.