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Ant Identification & Prevention

What are ants?

ants eating crackers

Ants are small insects that live in colonies with distinct social rankings or castes. Ants are either reproductives, soldiers, or workers, and each caste works together to keep the colony thriving. Ants are generally small, and many can bite or sting humans, something that may result in a minor reaction or something more problematic.

Several ant species might invade your property, but the most commonly encountered ones include carpenter ants, odorous house ants, sugar ants, pavement ants, pharaoh ants, apple bat ants, and citronella ants.

Dependable Pest Solutions can help you with proper ant identification in addition to reliable ant control.

Are ants dangerous?

While most people think of ants as nothing more than nuisance invaders, these pests can be fairly dangerous to encounter. Ants scavenge across surfaces and food storage areas, contaminating food and leaving behind bacteria and pathogens that can cause salmonella and gastroenteritis. Over time, a widespread ant infestation will increase the chance of sickness.

Additionally, ants may bite or sting humans, which can trigger allergic reactions in certain individuals. These reactions range from minor itching and pain to severe anaphylaxis.

Also, certain ant species, such as carpenter ants, will tunnel through the wood of your property and cause significant damage, which will lead to the need for costly repairs and the risk of structural collapse.

Why Choose Dependable Pest Solutions?

  • IPM Methodologies
    Dependable Pest Solutions uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to resolve most major pest issues. This ecologically sound solution prioritizes safety through prevention, monitoring, and education.
  • Licensed Professionals
    Our trained technicians are knowledgeable and experienced pest management professionals who understand the importance of discretion, safety, and professionalism.
  • Trusted by the Community Since 2007
    Rest assured knowing your pest problems are under control with a locally owned and operated company backed by over 17 years of proven experience.
  • Woman Owned Local Business
    Founded by a licensed entomologist, our owner is committed to addressing the industry deficiencies and continues to grow a professional pest control company held to the highest standards.

What Our Customers Are Saying

    "Very pleased!"

    The technician from Dependable Pest Solutions was great today. He did a thorough inspection of all the bait sites in my home. He gave me a comprehensive verbal report of his findings and the additional work he did to get my home pest free.

    - Debora L.
    "Can’t recommend them enough!"

    Yesterday we discovered a massive wasp nest hanging over our driveway. I called Dependable Pest this morning, and the nest has already been removed. They were friendly, affordable, super quick and communication was excellent!

    - Dawn C.
    "Bill always does a great job!"

    He is very knowledgeable and friendly! I have been a client of Dependable Pests for many years and my parents were for many years before that. Always satisfied with their work and customer service.

    - Michelle
    "Bill is top-notch!"

    Bill is top-notch & professional! I had ball park hornet's nest outside my widow. I spoken to Stephanie who provided me with great service, and she contacted Bill! He was able to see me the same day! Thank you!

    - Fay L.
    "Very punctual, communicative, and thorough."

    I had a serious wasp problem around my entire property. These guys come spray twice a year and it has completely resolved the issue.

    - Kyle K.
    "They're communication is great!"

    I would highly recommend Dependable Pest Solutions. We’ve had issues with ants on our vacation property. They come right out and take care of the problem. Their communication and follow up is great!

    - Jane E.
    "Highly recommend!"

    We love Dependable Pest Solutions and have used them for several years. They are amazing, and their customer service is top notch. We can call anytime and someone will be out shortly to help with whatever it is we need.

    - Shannon B.
    "Would recommend them - 100%!"

    Dependable Pest Solutions has been reliable, professional and fairly priced. Brought them in for rodent extermination and have since signed up for monthly services!

    - Tyler W.

Why Do I Have An Ant Problem?

Ant problems typically occur on properties with many of the factors these pests love, such as easy access to food, moisture, and nesting areas. If you are seeing an increase in ants on your property, it’s probably time to engage in ant pest control and check for ant attractants in both interior and exterior areas.

Where will I find ants?

Outside, ants love to hide in colonies underground or that may show an above-ground mound. They also love to be near piles of debris and waste disposal areas that provide easy access to food. Once they invade your property, ants typically dwell near kitchens, bathrooms, food storage areas, and the spaces between walls, depending on the species.

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How Do I Get Rid of Ants?

Get rid of ants by contacting Dependable Pest Solutions and allowing us to provide you with the most effective ant control in the area. With our help, you won’t need to expose yourself to the risk of dealing with ants alone, and you can benefit from the expert ant removal tactics our home pest management professionals apply.

Contact us today for a free estimate or to get started.

How can I prevent ants in the future?

The following ant prevention tips will help you stop future ant issues from occurring around your property:

  • Remove piles of debris and brush from outdoors and cut back long grass to reduce ant hiding spots.
  • Seal cracks around windows, doors, and the foundation of your property to keep ants out.
  • Store all leftover food properly and dispose of waste promptly, tightly sealing trash bags to prevent scavenging.
  • Utilize trash cans with tight-fitting lids and cover outdoor compost piles.
  • Clean interior areas often and always address food or drink spills immediately.

For more information on defeating ant infestations, prevention advice, or assistance removing an ant problem from your property, contact Dependable Pest Solutions today for Dover pest control.

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