Ants are invading your home?

We’re experts in ant control and can help you get rid of these pesky insects for good. Whether it’s a few ants or an entire colony, we’ll identify the species and the best way to eliminate them without damaging your home.

Let us take care of all the work so you don’t have to worry about any more pests! Contact our office today for a free inspection.

We’ll wipe them out before they start crawling in.

Ants love to live in colonies, so seeing one usually means they’re nearby. It won’t be enough to kill a few ants; you need to treat or exterminate the colony for effective control.

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Ants are interesting insects.

-A pheromone trail left around your home acts as a “homing beacon” for ants, bringing more of them inside.

-Ants have satellite colonies in nearby areas, meaning you might not be able to eliminate a colony by only focusing on one site.

-Ants are quite small, but the queen lays hundreds of eggs per day.

-Queen ants can live for 10 years or more, and they may lay millions of eggs during their lifetime.

Ant Control

It is important that people in East Central Illinois be on the lookout for ants, starting in early spring. This is when the first explorers find their way into your home. They leave an invisible trail that lets the other ants in the colony know that your home has something to offer their nestmates. Deterring and eliminating ants is difficult, but it is not impossible.

Keeping Ants Out

The first thing to do is figure out how ants are entering your home. Observe the ants and their trailing pattern, and seal areas where they are entering the structure. Caulk and weather-stripping are useful tools when creating an impenetrable barrier.

When ants enter a home, they are looking for one of three things; Food, water, and/or shelter. Keep all food items in stored air-tight containers to prevent pest entry. Make sure to keep counter-tops and sink basins wiped dry to eliminate standing water sources. Seal entry points such as wire and plumbing penetrations, cracks in the foundation, and around window/door casings.

Inside your home, use caulk to seal cracks and crevices around countertops, sink basins, pipe access areas, and wall/floor junctions. This creates a permanent barrier to help keep ants out.

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Bringing in a Professional Ant Exterminator

When your ant problem is too much for you to handle, we can help. You might be able to handle a few ants, but few people have the knowledge and resources to battle an entire colony. Ants are resourceful and will quickly adapt to most DIY methods of control.

We offer a pest management service that will identify the ant species and the best way to eliminate them, without having an effect on your home. Contact our office in Danville, or our office in Champaign / Urbana for a free home inspection today.

In order to prevent pest infestations and other issues, you need the strongest type of protection available.

Terminix provides long-term pest protection against insects such as spiders, ants, and cockroaches. We have over 75 years of experience killing termites, pests, and other insects. Our pest control experts will come back if the pests return at no additional cost.

The Terminix® Ant Solution

Ants and other pests are relentless, but so are we! We have the expertise to shut them down. We adapt with season pest activity to give you year-round protection.

Ant control services near you

Terminix offers the best possible ant control tailored to your property. A trained professional will develop a customized treatment plan based on your home’s structure, the type of infestation, and the threat to you and your family.

For more information on our ant control services or to schedule an in-home inspection with a local pest expert, please contact one of our friendly representatives today!

Ant control treatment & removal

Terminix can help you get rid of ants in your home. We offer a variety of ant treatments and free property inspections to find the best solution for the size infestation at hand. Simply schedule an appointment with us today, and we’ll be happy to talk about any concerns or questions you have!

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How big can an ant grow?

Ants usually fall in between 1/8 inch to 3/8 inch long. A few species, however, can grow as large as an inch or more. Large black carpenter ants, for example, can grow up to 5.5 mm long – about the size of a standard pencil eraser.

How many kinds of ants are there in the world?

With approximately 12,000 species of ants in every continent around the globe except Antarctica, there are so many kinds of ants that scientists have yet to classify all of them. However, you’ll find only about two dozen types of ant species in the United States.

How can I keep ants out of my trash cans and garbage containers?

Place open plastic or paper containers of food in sealed bags. The ants can’t climb into the bags and they won’t be able to find their way into your trash container through the plastic. If you have a bagless trash bin, put it inside a larger garbage can with a lid. If you want to use an ant bait, place it inside the trash can rather than on your counter or in the kitchen.

Do Ants Bite/Sting?

Yes, a few kinds of ants do bite humans. In fact, the fire ant is considered to have one of the most painful stings among all insect species. Fire ants’ stingers are barbed, which means that as they withdraw from their victim, the stinger remains stuck in the skin and continues to inject poison over an extended period of time. In some cases, the toxin can even cause allergic reactions.

Ants do not have stingers. Instead, they can spray a toxic chemical from their abdomens that are incredibly painful when it comes in contact with human skin.

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