Ant Extermination, Removal, & Control
GETTING RID OF AN ANT INFESTATION
SERVING SEATTLE, LYNNWOOD, MARYSVILLE, EVERETT WA, AND SURROUNDING AREASAn ant infestation can drive almost anyone crazy, trying to clean up the problem, only to find they’re back a few hours later can cause frustration to just about anyone. Ants here in the Seattle metro area are a very common occurrence, and although some homeowners and businesses may never experience an ant infestation, others can constantly be plagued by these little nuisance pests. United Pest Solutions has compiled this resource page for homeowners and businesses alike to educate and inform on how to best deal with whatever species of ant they’re dealing with. Because different species of ants can cause structural damage, United Pest Solutions recommends speaking with a knowledgeable pest control professional to determine the species of the ants and degree of infestation if you face these invaders.
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ANT INFESTATION RESOURCES & INFORMATION
Nobody likes to hear they have a problem with ants invading their home or business, it’s one of those pests that are annoying, and to many downright disgusting. There are over 700 different identified species of ants in the United States*, however most will find comfort that most of these types of ants prefer the outdoors. United Pest Solutions has compiled an Ant Resource Center to help you not only identify what types of ants you’re dealing with, but help you get your problem under control. United Pest Solutions also provides expert solutions to help our customers keep their homes and businesses ant free. Give us a call if you decide you need help combating these invaders.
* Source – Pest World – Ants 101
FAQs About Ants
Odorous house ants are small. They measure around 1/16″ to 1/8″ in length and are either black or brown colored. Their uneven thorax is one feature that differentiates them from other ant species.
Ants will invade homes for food, water, and shelter, often creating nests in walls and floor cracks. Some ant attractants include meats, starches, sweets, vegetables, dead insects, and even pet food. Some ants, such as pavement ants are also attracted to honeydew–which is produced by aphids.
Odorous house ants are not dangerous but they can contaminate food by leaving their waste behind.
No, odorous house ants do not bite or sting, but they can become a nuisance in large numbers.
Other than physically seeing ants in or around your home, a strong dirt smell could also indicate an ant infestation. Another sign of an ant infestation is an ant nest. Ant nests look like small mounds of dirt.
To help prevent an ant infestation, you’ll want to eliminate standing water, trim back plants and branches away from your home, and ensure there are no small cracks around the bottom of your home. Also, keep your home clean and store firewood at least 20 feet away from your home and on a raised structure to help keep ants away. You may also want to consider installing door sweeps underneath your exterior doors.
You may want to consider an ant exterminator if you’re dealing with several ants or simply want professional help pest-proofing your home. Ants are the number one nuisance pest in America and to effectively eliminate an ant infestation, you have to remove the nest which can be difficult since ants nest in a variety of areas, both inside and outside of your home.
Ant exterminators will inspect your home, identify the type of ant your dealing with, and the severity of the infestation. They’ll also locate nests and weak points in your home where ants may be gaining access.
HOME ANT INSPECTIONS
United Pest Solutions is family-owned and has operated in the Puget Sound area since 1960. Protecting our health and home in an environmentally responsible way must go hand in hand and has been the cornerstone of our company since its inception.
COMMERCIAL ANT INSPECTIONS
Even though insects and rodents are usually small in size, they can scare away customers and pose health risks to employees. Since it is important to keep a business pest free , it is wise to hire a commercial pest control company to prevent and remove infestations.
“We hired United Pest Solutions after struggling for years to rid of our Odorous House ants. The tech came out exactly as scheduled and was very knowledgeable and personable. He gave me an education on our specific ant problem and the treatment path of solution. We saw an immediate improvement. We are very happy with our service and would highly recommend United Pest Solution if the need arises in your home. “
ANT EXTERMINATION & CONTROL SERVICES WE OFFER
In addition to being a knowledgeable resource on ants, we offer a long list of services to ensure your home or office is safe and pest free. Including:
- Unparalleled pest control services and customer satisfaction for almost 60 years
- Knowledgeable trained and industry certified staff to help deal with your pest control issues
- Certified environmentally friendly by pest industry authorities, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency
- Proven strategies to deal with ant infestations, control, and exclusions, with a guarantee to back this up
- Expert advice on how best to deal with your specific ant problem
With our professionally trained and certified technicians, state-of-the-art tools, and wealth of experience and expertise, you can sleep well each night knowing that your family, your home, and your business are protected.
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