Keep Your Woodbridge, VA Home Ant-Free
Ants are a common problem for homeowners. These small pests are prolific in Woodbridge and the surrounding areas, and with so many species around, it’s only a matter of time before some of them find their way into your house. Whether they come inside to forage for food or have started building nests in your walls, you’ll soon discover how frustrating it can be to have an ant infestation. Often, professional pest control is necessary to get rid of an infestation in its entirety. Bluebird Pest Solutions provides ant control services that will eliminate your ant infestation, often in just one visit.
Ant Control From Bluebird Pest Solutions
When it comes to ant control, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating them effectively. To provide you with the best results possible, we must start with a thorough inspection that allows us to identify the ant species in your house and provides us with information about how they’re getting inside and where they are nesting. We use all of this information to develop a treatment plan that will deliver the most effective results.
We use a combination of liquid, dust, granular, and gel bait applications depending on your home’s particular ant situation. Unlike many DIY treatments on the market, we don’t stop at one application in your kitchen. Instead, we do our best to follow their trail to find where they’re entering your home and where their outside nest is. If we can locate the nest, we can eliminate the colony much more quickly.
Most of the time, just one treatment is necessary to eliminate the colony. We always recommend that you give the treatment seven days to take full effect. A second treatment may be necessary if you still see ants in your home after those seven days.
If you choose to use one of our convenient recurring service plans, your home will have full coverage between scheduled services. If you have an issue at any time, simply let us know, and we’ll take care of it for you at no additional cost.
What Ants Am I Seeing Around My Woodbridge Property?
While there are thousands of species of ants in the world, the three most common found infesting in and around Woodbridge are odorous house ants, pavement ants, and carpenter ants.
Odorous House Ants
Odorous house ants are one of the most common ants known to invade homes in our area in search of food and water sources. Physically, odorous house ants are 1/16 - 1/8 inches long, with brown coloration on their backs and yellowish-brown coloration on their limbs.
As their name suggests, these ants are best known for the foul odor they give off when crushed or threatened, often said to smell like rotting cheese. Unfortunately, that means that, in most cases, you’re only going to identify them when they’ve already become a huge nuisance. After all, who wants to deal with a pungent odor in their home?
Pavement ants are minuscule brown ants, typically measuring no bigger than 1/8 inch in length. They are light brown to black in coloration and can be differentiated from other ants by their 12-segmented antennae - assuming you have the eagle eyes required to see them.
Like odorous house ants, the pavement ant’s name is the best indicator of how to identify it. These ants are most commonly found outside on paved surfaces, usually sidewalks or concrete patios. Due to this behavior, they are most commonly found outdoors: if ants have started invading your outdoor pool parties or barbecues, they are very likely pavement ants.
Carpenter ants are relatively large for ants at roughly 1/2 - 3/4 inch in length. They are identified by their black coloration and their large heads, capped off with two intimidating pincers. However, unlike other ants, in most situations, you’re less likely to see the ants themselves and more likely to see the destruction they leave behind.
While any ant presence can be a nuisance, most of the time they are nothing more than that. Carpenter ants are in a category of their own, causing intensive structural damage to the wooden areas of your home. Since this can correlate to the walls, floors, and foundations, this means that they’re not only generally destructive but that they are destructive to some of the most vital areas of your home.
If you’ve seen any of these ants around your home, contact us for help immediately - your home will thank you!
Bluebird Pest Services Is Your One-Stop-Shop For Ant Control
Unsure what ants you’re seeing? Not a problem. No matter what ants have invaded your Woodbridge property, our expert technicians can identify the problem, track it to its source, and remove it - completely. Give us a call today and find out why Woodbridge home and business owners trust Bluebird Pest Solutions for all their pest control needs.
An ant infestation can be annoying, but it can also cause problems for your home and family. Ants will contaminate your food, can be harmful to your health, and can cause damage to your home. To eliminate an ant infestation at its source, trust the professionals at Bluebird Pest Solutions. We provide complete ant control to rid your home of ants. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your ant inspection.
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