Delaware Valley Ant Pest Control & Extermination
Patriot Pest Solutions exterminates any type of ant infestation in the Delaware Valley, the most common being: Carpenter ants, Pavement ants and Odorous House ants. Ant control starts with a state licensed pest control technician providing a full inspection of your property. During the inspection, your we’ll point out potential problem areas around the structure. Once the source of your ant problem has been identified, we’ll point out other areas conducive to future ant infestations and steps you can take to eliminate them. We’ll create a customized ant treatment plan for year-round protection, using the most effective and environmentally-conscious ant control solutions available. Our control methods are designed to treat the exterior and interior of the structure with materials and baits that allow the ant species to return to their colony and distribute the product throughout the entire colony. Contact Patriot Pest Solutions for a FREE ant pest control estimate. We’ll exterminate your ants and keep them from coming back!
Ant Control FAQ
- Does Patriot Pest Solutions treat ants organically? We use EcoSmart organic pest control products because they offer superior performance and minimal levels of environmental toxicity.
- How well do ant baits work? When used properly by a pest control professional and there are no alternative food sources, ants baits are very good at establishing control.
- Is interior ant treatment safe for my family? All of the materials we use are registered by the EPA and are completely safe when applied according to the label by a licensed pest professional.
Ant Protection Program
Our year-round ant protection program eliminates your current ant problem and helps to prevent any future ant outbreaks. Most ant infestations originate outside, which is why we use non-repellent treatments. We treat both the inside and outside of the home, ensuring total ant control. The interior of the home will be treated with non-repellent chemicals and baits to stop ants as they attempt to enter your home. Next, your technician will focus on the perimeter of the home and outlying areas of the yard. Future service treatments will be exterior-only, without requiring you to be home or having to worry about scheduling conflicts. If ants should happen to show up between services, just give us a call – with our ant protection program, homeowners have the peace of mind that a professional will be available for emergency retreatments between regular visits.
The Carpenter ant is most prevalent in wooded areas within Berk, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. Carpenter ants are wood destroying organisms and require similar treatments as other wood destroying species of pests, like termites and carpenter bees.
Unlike termites, Carpenter ants do not eat wood, Carpenter ants only use wood to construct nests. Carpenter ants are typically found within moist wood beams in bathroom walls, under roofing in attic beams and under subfloor insulation. In extreme infestations, Carpenter ants can develop satellite nests infesting buildings at a distance similar to Subterranean termites.
Pavement ants are small, dark brown ants that can sting when threatened. You can tell Pavement ants apart from other ants by the unique ridges or grooves on the head and thorax. Pavement ants enter homes looking for sources of food. They are known to eat many types of food but prefer eating greasy foods typically consumed by humans. Outdoors, Pavement ants pile up the dirt they excavate into little mounds over the cracks they live in. Each spring, Pavement ant colonies spread out to conquer new areas and often attack nearby ant colonies, resulting in hundreds if not thousands of dead ants. New colonies are started by a single winged queen. Indoors, swarming reproductive queens are typically found flying near windows in the late spring and early summer.
Odorous House Ants
Odorous House ants get their name from the rotten coconut smell they emit when crushed. Opportunists by nature, these ants nest both indoors and outdoors. Indoor nests are constructed in available cracks and crevices, while outdoor nests are typically shallow tunnels dug under yard debris or rocks. Thanks to their shallow nesting habits, Odorous House ants are known to infest homes during periods of inclement weather. Odorous House ants are relentless foragers, searching for food sources both day and night. Once inside, they typically search for sweets, meats or greasy food, contaminating them as they feed.
Odorous House Ants are easily alarmed and disturbing a nest, using rattle-can pesticides or even crushing an individual may cause the colony to break off and form multiple satellite colonies in a process known as budding. This relocation process sends new nests to different areas in and around the home. These new colonies quickly increase in size and can overwhelm a homeowner or tenant. For this reason, it is critical that a qualified pest control professional be involved to inspect and make the proper pesticide applications. Applying the wrong product often leads to budding and more headaches down the road.
Why Do People Trust Patriot Pest Solutions To Remove Ants?
Patriot Pest Solutions offers over 50 years experience in solving ant problems. We’re family owned and locally operated. All of our certified, state-licensed technicians are fully insured and ready to eliminate your ant problem. Our treatment methodology was devised by our own in-house Associate Certified Entomologist, one of twelve in the entire state of Pennsylvania. We know how to get rid of ants and keep them from coming back.
With over 50 years of experience, you can rest assure that Patriot Pest Solutions can eradicate any pest problem you may have in your residence or commercial property. Our family-owned business offers the best wildlife and pest preventative and removal solutions. We pride ourselves on being a results oriented business offering 100% pest control guarantee.