It's Bugs Or Us.

What are ants?

Ants are small social insects, usually dark brown, black, or reddish-brown. Ant colonies may have 1,000 or more individual ants working together to provide for, care for, and protect each other. Most ant colonies comprise female workers, reproductive males, and one or several queens.

Over 12,000 species of ants exist, but most common home-invading ants display similar behaviors and habits.

In nature, ants benefit the environment by breaking down decaying matter and animal remains. However, they become a nuisance when they enter your homes. Common home-invading ants include sugar ants, pharaoh ants, raspberry crazy ants, odorous house ants, and carpenter ants.

Contact us

Are ants Harmless or Hazardous?

While most ant species pose little to no harm to humans or homes, some ants can be problematic. Pharaoh ants, for instance, carry and spread harmful bacteria like Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Clostridium, and Salmonella, leading to diseases. They contaminate food, water, and surfaces. Additionally, carpenter ants can be considered "dangerous" due to their potential to cause significant structural damage. Unlike termites, they don't consume wood but tunnel through it, creating extensive networks of nesting galleries. Protect your home and health by understanding the risks associated with ants.

Understanding Your Ant Problem

Wondering why you're dealing with an ant infestation? In general, ants infiltrate homes primarily in search of food. Whether it's odorous house ants, pharaoh ants, raspberry crazy ants, or even carpenter ants, they are all driven by the prospect of finding food within your home. However, carpenter ants also invade homes to seek shelter. If you leave food accessible to ants, they will quickly establish their colony closer to the food source. Take control of your ant problem by addressing food sources and eliminating their appeal.

Discovering Ant Hideouts

Ants thrive in large colonies, so spotting one ant likely means more are nearby. Carpenter ants nest in wooden structures like beams, stumps, logs, and trees. Ground nesting is common for some ant species, while others prefer hiding beneath soil piles. You might also find ant colonies beneath sheds, porches, floorboards, or warm, damp environments. Unveil their secret hideouts and tackle ant issues effectively.

Get Rid of Ants the Right Way

Eliminating a few ants won't solve the problem due to their large colonies. Trust It's Bugs Or Us and our comprehensive pest control program for effective ant removal. We'll safeguard your home year-round from ant invasions with advanced treatment methods and high-quality products. Say goodbye to ant troubles with our expert pest technicians.

Prevent Future Ant Infestations

While no foolproof method exists to keep ants away, there are exclusionary techniques you can employ to deter them:

  • Trim tree branches and bushes away from your home's exterior walls to eliminate natural bridges.

  • Remove standing water sources, as pests rely on moisture.

  • Install door sweeps and seal cracks to prevent ant entry.

  • Maintain cleanliness by regularly sweeping, mopping, and wiping countertops.

  • Store food in sealed containers or in the refrigerator.

At It's Bugs Or Us, we offer a range of solutions and treatments for ant and pest problems. Contact us to schedule your free pest control inspection and take proactive measures against ants.

It's Bugs Or Us

Scheduling An Appointment

It’s Bugs or Us franchise offers you the opportunity to build a highly profitable business
with unlimited possibilities for growth and development.