Facts & Information
What are Ants?
Ants are social insects that live in large colonies, made up of workers and a queen. Ant colonies typically form underground nests that contain multiple chambers and tunnels to store food, lay eggs, and raise their young. There can be a few dozen ants to thousands of ants in a single colony. Ant species come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but each will have a head, thorax, abdomen, and antennae.
Why Do I Have Them?
Ants are in your home looking for sustenance. They must protect and care for the colony, which means they are always on the hunt for food, water, and shelter. Foraging ants invade houses through the tiniest of cracks in search of food, especially sweets and sugars. They will leave behind a trail of pheromones to help other ants within their colony find newly discovered food sources. Crumbs, dirty dishes, spills, and unemptied trash will attract ants into your home.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
The sheer number of ants can become an overwhelming nuisance for homeowners. One or two foraging ants can suddenly turn into hundreds of ants in your house.
Ants may carry and transmit harmful bacteria onto food, food preparation surfaces, and utensils, which may cause serious allergic reactions or illnesses in some people.
Carpenter ants build their nests inside damp or decaying wood. A long-term carpenter ant infestation may result in severe structural damage and thousands of dollars in repairs.
Bites and Stings
Ants will bite and sting when threatened, which may cause mild irritation, intense pain, or allergic reactions in some people.
Treatment & Control
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How Do I Get Rid of Ants?
Ants are a difficult pest to eliminate from your home. Our pest management professionals conduct thorough inspections and use highly effective ant removal treatments to properly manage ant problems. Since every home and ant species is different, our technician will create a customized action plan for your situation.
Ants are a common problem every spring in Wisconsin. Our seasonal ant treatments will protect your home and family year-round against ants. No contracts are required. If you notice any signs of an ant infestation in your home, contact our expert pest exterminators. We are ready to help you!
How Do I Keep Ants Out of My House?
Preventing ants from invading your home can be a difficult task; however, you can take a few steps to help stop them. Eliminate moisture around your house by drying out damp areas, such as bathrooms and basements. Eliminate food sources by cleaning up crumbs and storing food in sealed containers. Trim back vegetation around the exterior of your house. Relocate any woodpiles at least 10-15 feet away from your home.