Ant and Spider Control

Ant Control

Have you ever stepped into your kitchen, only to be stopped in your tracks by the sight of a line of ants walking across your counter? It’s a visual that can send shivers down most people’s spines.

Ants are not only a nuisance, they can also contaminate your food and, in some cases, even cause painful bites for your family and pets. If left unchecked, ant colonies can expand, and quickly! There are some queens who can give birth to MILLIONS of new ants over the course of a summer. So you can go from having just a few ants in your kitchen to having a major ant infestation in a matter of weeks!

Ant Prevention

Depending on the size of your ant problem there may be some steps you can take to stop a major infestation from happening.

Ants love wet earth because it makes it easier for them to dig their tunnels. If you have any standing water issues near your home, those should be taken care of ASAP.

Ants are also very fond of creating colonies in piles of wood. Make sure any firewood or building materials are stacked away from your home. In addition, it’s always a good idea to trim back any shrubs or tree branches that touch the exterior of your home. Ants are notorious for using these as a bridge.

Ants are also great at sneaking into your house through small cracks in your foundation, so inspect your home and make sure all cracks are sealed.

And finally, ants are sugar addicts! Make sure all of the sweet foods in your home are stored in airtight containers, and be sure to always wipe counters and sweep floors, removing any food debris.

Give Us a Call for a FREE Home Inspection

If you’ve seen ants in or around your property and are concerned you might have an infestation, give us a call. We’ll come out and give your property an inspection at no cost to you. If we find you have an ant problem, we’ll sit down with you to discuss treatment options.

Spider Control

Spiders. They don’t call them creepy-crawlys for nothing! For many people, just the sight of a spider in their home can cause a panic attack. In addition to being visually unappealing, some spiders can actually pose a danger to your family, pets and customers.

How Do I Know if the Spiders in My Home or Business are Dangerous?

We get this question a lot. While Daddy Longlegs might look funky, they are harmless spiders. But there are plenty of other spiders that aren’t!

There are actually over 48,000 species of spiders in the world. But in this neck of the woods, we have a handful of common spiders such as the American house spider, wolf spiders, orb weavers, cellar spiders (daddy longlegs), brown recluses, and black widows.

To identify spiders, you’ll need to be able to get a good look at them. And in some cases, as with black widows, that’s not a good idea. That’s why it’s always the best – and safest option – to call in professional pest control specialists.

We can come out to your home and business and take a look at your property to get a good idea of what you’re dealing with. In addition, we can then design a customized treatment plan.

Spiders Can Multiply Quickly!

Even if the spiders in your home or place of business aren’t venomous, they tend to spin their webs in the most inconvenient places, scaring away guests and customers. Ignoring a potential infestation is never a good idea, as most species of spiders have the ability to multiply – and quickly! For instance, the dangerous black widow spider can lay up to nine cocoons, each one containing between 300-800 eggs. Yuck!

If you’ve got spiders in your home or place of business, give us a call for a FREE PEST INSPECTION. We’ll treat your property, ensuring these pests leave and never come back!