When to Call in a Professional Exterminator for Ant Control

Ants are tiny pests that cause big problems the longer they stick around. While some ant problems can be dealt with using at-home methods, you’re better off relying on the services of a pest control professional to permanently rid your home of nuisance ants. Here’s when you should call a professional exterminator for ant control.

Ant Control Problems that Require Expert Help

  • Recurring Ant Infestations

If ants keep returning to infest your space after multiple DIY attempts at removal, then they’re probably resistant to most of your methods. An ant control professional will have access to more permanent solutions and can help prevent the pests from returning.

  • Stinging Ants

Some species of ants are harmless and easy to treat. Unfortunately, Florida is home to several types of venomous ants, including red fire ants. These insects produce a powerful sting that can cause severe allergic reactions. For your safety, it’s better to consult with an ant control expert who is equipped to deal with these dangerous ant species instead of putting your health at risk.

  • Risk of Structural Damage

Wood-dwelling carpenter ants will chew into and hollow out wooden support structures to build their colony. Such activity is a serious threat to your home’s structural integrity. If you notice small piles of shavings next to your wall or a colony of winged ants in the spring, call an ant control professional immediately.

Dangers of DIY Ant Control

Some at-home methods rely on dangerous chemicals to kill ants. Exposure to such toxic sprays can threaten the well-being of you, your loved ones, and your pets. Therefore, if you have an ant infestation on your Polk County property, rely on the experts at Critter Control® of Polk County.

Safe and Effective Ant Control Services

Our expert team of technicians use a four-step process that is safe and humane for effective and permanent removal. Our method includes:

  1. Inspection –We conduct a thorough walkthrough of your property to determine the infestation’s size and extent.
  2. Removal – We use several methods to remove all ants from your property.
  3. Prevention – Entry points are sealed to prevent further infestations.
  4. Restoration – Any property damage is cleaned and restored to its original condition.

To schedule an inspection and receive a free estimate for our ant control services, call Critter Control® of Polk County today at 863-204-2815.


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