First step: Ant Identification.
To get rid of ants - you need to know what kind of ant you are dealing with. Treatment materials, treatment techniques, and/or prevention measures can differ greatly depending on which ant you are dealing with.
Our page ant identification, will help you find out which ant you are dealing with and will have information on how to get rid of that particular ant.
Second step: Addressing the entire problem.
If you are seeing ants, you have an infestation. For many types of ants, as little as 1% leave the nest to look for food. The ants you see walking around are looking for food. This means that the problem you are dealing with is much larger than the number of ants you see.
Ants nest in walls, attics, and sub areas. They nest in the ground under your home, and in all kinds of hidden areas. The ants you see have a nest somewhere. This nest is in, on, or under your home. There may be more than one. It is almost always related to ant nests outside your home. A proper initial treatment may involve baiting the interior, dusting into attics and sub areas, injecting liquid insecticides into the walls, and a thorough exterior spray - depending on the ant.
It may also involve more than just one application on the exterior - to keep the ants from moving right back in when the outside spray material breaks down.
Getting rid of ants: Our approach.
Every year, literally hundreds of your neighbors, friends, and co-workers, rely on us to get rid of ants and solve other pesky and worrisome pest problems too. We have satisfied customers, willing to be referrals, throughout King and Snohomish Counties. Let us help you get rid of ants too!
Don't know what type you have? Don't sweat it - we can usually come up with a good guess by asking you a few quick questions.
We customize every ant treatment to fit the needs and concerns of our customers, and the type of ant our customers need eliminated.
Last but not least:
There are some basics things everyone should do which make getting rid of ants easier and more effective. These steps help get rid of all types ants. Ant prevention techniques outlined here will not only help you get rid of ants, but prevent future problems with ants. They will make any treatment effort easier and more effective.
Winged Ants? There are several kinds of winged ants.