Best Ant Control Company In Boise
Ants are one of the most common pests around Idaho. And since they live in colonies, ant infestations can quickly get out of control. Ants are gross to look at, of course, but did you know they can also be harmful to your family and home? Here are some of the problems ants bring to Boise area homes.
It's not just fire ants that can bite and sting you. Many different types of ants bite, and even though their bites aren't typically venomous, they still hurt. Some people may be allergic to ant bites and can have serious reactions. Dogs and cats can also experience allergic reactions from ant bites or stings.
Ants are constantly on the go looking for food and resources. While running around, they also pick up bacteria and germs. If you have ants in your kitchen, they may be contaminating your food and spreading illnesses such as E. coli and Salmonella.
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Our technicians know a lot about ant infestations. We’ve applied ant removal treatments to hundreds of homes in Meridian, Eagle, and around the Boise area. We know how to immediately spot the signs of ants, and where to find the colony. We will visit your home to search for:
- Possible infestation locations in the kitchen, bathroom, patio, and even in the walls
- Signs of ants, such as trails of ants into your cabinets or nests outside the home
- Potential entry points for ants, including cracks in the walls and foundation, or trees overlapping the home
We complete a full inspection so we can understand the extent of the problem.
We stop the infestation in its tracks by exterminating all traces of ants in your home. Our treatments are tough on insects, but safe for your family and pets. This is what you can expect on the day of treatment:
- Our technicians come to your home at a time that is convenient for you, and they immediately get to work
- We apply the necessary treatments to the infested areas of the home or yard
- We inspect the infected areas to make sure every single ant is eliminated
We use the most effective treatments in order to completely remove ants and their nests from your home. Our ant treatments are tough on pests but safe for your family and pets.
Now that the ants are gone from your Boise home, we make sure they never come back! To ensure that your home will be protected in the future, our technicians will do the following:
- Apply treatments in strategic locations to create a barrier around your home that keeps ants out
- Make recommendations to reduce the chance of an infestation, including sealing food containers and keeping surfaces clean
- Return for regular treatments as necessary
We want to make sure you never have to see another trail of ants crawling around your home again!
Ants can be found just about anywhere. They thrive inside and outside — in cold environments and hot ones. And they are located in nearly every corner of the planet, including Idaho. There are quite a few different types of ants in Boise, from wood-boring carpenter ants to pavement ants living in the cracks of sidewalks and driveways. Some common species are:
- The Carpenter Ant
- The Black Carpenter Ant
- The Formica Ant
- The Red Pavement Ant
Since there are a variety of ant species in Treasure Valley, you can find them in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, yard or even in the walls of your home. Our team of Boise-based pest technicians are experts are ant control. We know where ants like to hide and how to get rid of them quickly. If you are experiencing ant problems or if you want to avoid ants from invading your property, give Pestcom a call.
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Ants don't belong in your home. They can put your family and pets at risk by spreading diseases or biting them, and some species can cause detrimental damage to your home. Take back control of your home by working with a professional ant control company in Boise.
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We have happily used Pestcom for several years for exterior pest service. We developed a sudden ant infestation inside our home in multiple separate locations simultaneously this winter. It took two rounds, but Pestcom knocked them out with minimal disruption to our daily lives and at no additional cost. Highly recommend.Stephan Montamat
I was 100% thrilled with the service I had from pest.com today. The two guys that came were so thorough, and so pleasant, and so accommodating that I truly was so happy with their service. Looking forward to a long relationship with pest.comGail Smith
They do a great job every time. I had a new technician, Matt, this time and he was just as excellent as previous ones. Right on time, quick, and professional. He even crawled under my deck to get rid of a hornets nest I didn’t even know about. I appreciate it, Sir! Thank youShua Cizyr
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Where Can I Find Ants in the Home?
Ants will try every way they can to get into your home. Since they are so tiny, they can squeeze through the smallest cracks or crevices imaginable.
Once ants enter your Boise area home, they will immediately begin searching for a reliable food and water source. Usually, ants find what they’re looking for in the kitchen, under a bathroom sink, or even in your shower. In the kitchen, you may find them inside of your food or crawling around your cabinets. If food is left around the house, such as in the living room or in bedrooms, ants can make their way to those rooms, too.
Carpenter ants dig tunnels through wood, so they can be found in wooden structures, including wooden tables and chairs or the wood in the structural elements of a home.
Outdoors, pavement ants can build colonies in your driveway or under patios.
How to Get Rid of Ants in the Home
It's easier to keep ants out of your home than to deal with an active ant infestation. A perimeter preventative treatment around the home can provide a protective barrier. Sealing up cracks around the home's foundation and keeping windows closed can also help protect your home from ants.
The other tactic is to make your home unattractive to ants. By wiping down counters, keeping your floors clean, and sealing food in airtight containers, the scout ants won't be able to find food.
Once you have ants in the home, you need to remove the entire colony if you want ants gone. This is best taken care of by a professional pest control company who can find the colony, remove it entirely, and provide a 100% guarantee that ants are gone.
What Do Ants Eat?
In the wild, ants eat other insects or parts of dead animals. They also eat a substance called honeydew, which is produced by aphids.
In your home, they have more choices for food. They may go after the sticky juice spilled on the floors, crumbs in the carpet or anything in the garbage. Food such as cereal, crackers and bread that isn't packaged properly may attract ants, too.
But most of all, ants are looking for moisture. They find this under sinks or around appliances like the dishwasher and washing machine.
What Are Signs of Carpenter Ants?
Carpenter ants dig tunnels in wood to build their nests. They don't eat the wood, but they chew through it to create tunnel systems — and this can do considerable damage.
Some signs of carpenter ants are:
- A thick sawdust material around wooden materials, such as baseboards, windowsills, and wooden furniture
- Piles of wings on the ground
- Large winged ants emerging from ceilings and walls
- Scraping noises within walls as the ants chew through them
How Do Ants Get Inside a Home?
If you have an ant problem, you may be wondering how ants got inside your home in the first place. There are a couple answers to that question.
Typically, ants crawl through small cracks and crevices in a home. If a window is open or has a crack in the frame, or if there are gaps in your home's foundation, ants can slip right through. If a scout ant finds food, they may bring their entire colony with them to your home.
Ants can also be brought into the home accidentally through plants or even a child's or dog's toy.
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