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Get Rid of Ants Once & For All

Ants are small in stature but can cause big problems for home and business owners in Glendale, CA. Hydrex Pest Control offers professional ant control services to get rid of those pests once and for all. After determining an ant problem is present, our pest control experts need to find out which type of ant is invading. We provide ant pest control services for pavement ants, fire ants, house ants, Argentine ants, and more. Learn more about the types of ants we treat, the causes of ant infestations, how we treat ants, and how to prevent them from taking up residence in your home. Get in touch with our team today to schedule your free ant inspection and estimate.

Types of Ants We Treat

The team at Hydrex Pest Control treats all types of ants at homes and businesses in Burbank, La Canada, La Crescenta, Sunland-Tujunga, Pasadena, Arcadia, CA, and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re dealing with pavement ants or are unsure of which type of ants have invaded your structure, we can help. Learn a bit about some common types of ants we treat:

  • Black Ants – The most common type of ant you will find is the black ant. Black ants are common in urban areas and are in search of food and water. These ants are most often a problem during the cooler weather in the fall. Argentine ants can feed on just about anything, but they definitely have a sweet tooth. These ants will infiltrate structures through tiny cracks and crevices. Don’t leave out food that will tempt ants. Reduce sources of moisture and trim your trees, so they do not touch your roof or windows.
  • Carpenter Ants – These ants tunnel through wood and destroy structures in their path. Carpenter ants are large and black. One ant colony can quickly turn into a baker’s dozen, with thousands of ants among their numbers. A complete property inspection is necessary to fight these ants.

 

What Causes Ant Problems?

Food is the most common cause of ant infestations. Ants will invade your home or building so they can find an easy source of food. Black ants favor sweets and pet food. Other types of ants, such as big-headed ants, rover ants, and crazy ants are not as particular. Taking care of ant issues early can prevent them from becoming more significant, costly problems.

Comprehensive Treatments for Ant Infestations

The first step if you have an ant problem is to remove any food sources or cut off access to them. Our pest control professionals will start by performing a thorough inspection to determine what type of ants you have and where they are coming from. Following ant trails will lead to the opening of their colony. From there, our team will use baits, non-repellents, or both.

  • Baits – This treatment uses an ant attractant that ants are fooled by, believing the bait is food. Forging ants will take the bait back to their colony and share it with others. Do not be concerned if baits lead to more ant activity at first. More ants will be attracted to the bait, but that means the treatment is working. Baits act slowly, giving ants plenty of time to spread them throughout their colonies and ultimately reach the queen. Once this happens, the colony will be eliminated.
  • Non-Repellents – These ant treatments cannot be detected by the pests. Non-repellents are applied at the ant colony entrances. The foraging ants will pick them up and carry them back into their colony once they return. These products are spread throughout the colonies until they reach the queen, effectively eliminating your ant problem.

Ant Prevention Tips

Two of the biggest ways you can prevent ants from infiltrating your property are to clean up any crumbs or spilled pet food and keep your food sealed in airtight containers. Sometimes there isn’t much you can do to prevent ants from entering your home or business. Regular ant inspections and treatments are the most effective way to keep ants out. Some other tips for keeping ants out of your building include keeping your landscaping trimmed, sealing cracks and crevices, and installing screens on vents.

Schedule Ant Control Service Today

The ant-fighting experts at Hydrex Pest Control are here to help you keep your home pest- and worry-free. We are happy to provide free ant control inspections and estimates for home and business owners in the Glendale area. Contact us today to get started.

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