Ant Control

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Ant control

Ants are located all over the world and are destructive to food and property. They can also bring diseases and health risks in your home. In some parts of the world ants can even sting and be dangerous. Western Exterminator has the ant control treatment options you can rely on to get rid of ants around your property.

The first step in eliminating an ant infestation in your home is to identify the species of ant. Not all ants are created equal; therefore understanding their biology and the specific species differences is critical in order to develop the proper control strategy that must be used to get rid of ants from your home. And do-it-yourself ant control methods usually are not effective. The experts at Western Exterminator can help with ant control and recommend the best solution for your ant problem.

Request an appointment today to protect your property from ants.  Call a Western Exterminator ant control expert by calling 800-937-8398 or you can set up an appointment using our online form.

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Ant control treatment & removal

There are several treatment options available for property owners to get rid of ants. There are different ant treatment options depending on the species of ant and the size of the infestation. It can also depend on whether or not the infestation is indoors or outdoors. If the property is a business or a home can also factor into the treatment options.

Ant removal is a very specific process and Western Exterminator specialists know how to get rid of ants around a property and from within the home or building. The best bet is to contact your Western Exterminator office and get a free property inspection and let our experts figure out which species of ant is causing the problem. Then our specialists will discuss treatment and ant prevention problems with you.

Damage to property and health risks

Most of the time ants are just a nuisance, but they can contaminate food. A full infestation can destroy food in your home and can destroy crops and food for animals and that can harm livestock.

Ants like fire ants normally set up their nests outdoors, but if disturbed can swarm and they can sting and post a health risk. Carpenter ants destroy wood and can weaken the structures in your home, which can lead to costly damage repairs.

Carpenter ant exterminator

Western Exterminator knows the difference between carpenter ant damage, carpenter bee damage and termites. Carpenter ants will use their powerful mandibles to chew through wood. These ants created elaborate chambers in which to lay eggs and raise their young. Home and property owners can sometimes hear these ants chewing their way through wooden structures.

Western Exterminator are carpenter ant exterminators. We have methods of detecting where carpenter ants are chewing wood. We offer solutions to get rid of carpenter ants during all life stages and make sure they don't come back.

Western’s ant removal professionals

Western Exterminator knows how to get rid of ants. Our state-licensed exterminators seek out the nests and know how to identify the species of ant . Each species can determine the proper treatment, making it critical to enlist the help of trained ant control professional.

Our Western Exterminator ant removal technicians work with you, discussing the ant problem in your home to successfully track down the source of the infestation. We find the nest to remove that and prevent return visits. Our experts know how to trace the ants back to their access point and seal them up.

Know the types of ants

There are numerous species of ants scattered across the world. Some of the more common ant species in the U.S. include:

  • Carpenter ants - these ants do not eat wood, but they like to live in it. They burrow in and set up elaborate nests that can significantly damage wood structures.
  • Fire ants - these are the small red ants that can create huge swarms when a nest is disturbed or destroyed. Red fire ants are one of the few species in North America that does sting and it can be quite painful.
  • Argentine ants - found mostly in South America, these ants love to eat sugar and anything sweet. Once they get into your home they will leave trails to attract the rest of the hive and get into food, especially anything sweet.
  • Pharaoh ants - an ant found in Africa that really loves to create nests indoors. They reproduce fast and can infest an entire office building in a matter of weeks. They eat nearly any kind of food and will even destroy fabrics like silk and rayon.
  • Thief ants - these ants love to eat proteins like meat, blood, fats, other insects, etc. Once they end up inside a home they are hard to find because they are extremely small, meaning they can also get into areas that other ants do not and travel far to find food.
  • Sugar antsnamed for their tendency to feed sweet items, normally seen around a home kitchen, sometimes in bathrooms.
  • Harvester ants - a "bearded" ant that is commonly found outdoors.
  • Black house ants - these nuisance ants scavenge in kitchens, garbage and also dog excrement, therefore potentially spreading diseases such as salmonella.
  • Odorous house ants - known and named for the strong rotten coconut or rancid butter smell that results from them being squished. 

How to prevent ants from returning

Once you get rid of ants around your home and property, you will want to keep ants away. Ants will return unless changes are made around your property and within your home. If you remove the things which attract ants in the first place, you can prevent ants from returning and infesting your property again. Some of the things you can do include:

  • Store food in safe and secure containers
  • Sweep up food and dirt
  • Remove unused pet food and secure pet food to keep ants away
  • Seal up access points and holes
  • Clean up food and liquid spills

Ant control services near you

Over the last 90+ years, we have accumulated extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with all ant species throughout the United States. We carefully combine this knowledge with our understanding of seasonal pest trends and regional areas. Our local, highly-trained services specialists have been specially trained to provide you with the best possible ant control tailored to your property. If you have ever wondered "Where is there an ant exterminator near me?", find the branch nearest you.

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Get rid of ants from inside your home. We will remove the ants and make sure that no more ants come back. Stop an ant infestation today! Contact us online or call 800-937-8398 today.

Ant FAQs


  • How many ant species are found in United States?

    There are around 15,000 ant species and subspecies world wide, with just over 1,300 known from the United States so far. Ants are found in all States and in all terrestrial habitats. Refer to our common ant species page for details of familiar species in the United States.


  • How many ants can I find in a colony?

    Ant colonies can range in size from a dozen or so to many thousands.


  • How big can ants grow?

    Ants vary in length with carpenter ants being among the biggest ants found indoors in the U.S., growing up to 1/2 inch long. Refer to our common ants species guide.


  • Can ants hurt people?

    Some ants can give painful stings, while the garden ant have swarming characteristics that can contaminate food. Unlike some other pests, ants can sting multiple times.

Dealing with ant infestations

Our local QualityPro certified specialists offer methods of ant control that are targeted to eliminate all ant species. They can solve the problem quickly, while keeping your family and pets safe. At Western Exterminator Company, we will do all that we can to make sure that ants are gone from around your property and that they don't come back! Discover the peace of mind only Western can provide. Schedule an appointment online or via phone at 800-937-8398.

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Ant exterminator costs

The costs of ant extermination are dependent upon a number of circumstances, but the sooner you begin treatment, the better. Ant infestations grow quickly and are much easier to treat before they get too large. Your Western Exterminator pest specialist will create a unique treatment plan around the requirements of your property, offering the best course of action and costs moving forward. 

With Western Exterminator, you can say goodbye to your ant problem. Contact us today for a free quote.

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