Common Ant Problems
Once you spot ants in your home, it often takes a treatment to get rid of them. This is because they are highly organized, hardworking, and smart. Many species communicate across a network of satellite nests that send in reinforcements. Common problem-causing ant species include:
Carpenter ants can cause structural issues to homes. Unlike termites, they don’t eat wood. Instead, they remove it to nest, which can cause structural deficiencies in your home.
Odorous House Ants
These ants are one of the most common. They enter homes in search of food, and they’re commonly found in pantries and around food sources.
While this species also forages, they prefer to settle in the soil under concrete. As a result, they can degrade the soil to the point where pavement sags.
What To Expect From Treatment
Store-bought solutions can sometimes worsen ant problems by causing them to expand their colony or trapping them inside your house. Instead, hire a professional. At Dr Bug, we thoroughly inspect the area to locate nests. Additionally, we use products that the ants track back to the nests, which eventually spreads to affect the entire colony before successfully killing them all.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Self-treating can often worsen the problem by either 1) disturbing and spreading the colonies out into more nests around the property, or 2) recruiting more ants into the structure than the product is killing. It is HIGHLY recommended to always work with a professional when dealing with ants.
Yes! All treatments come with a 60-day guarantee. If you see ants inside your home within 60 days of treatment, we will re-treat for free.
The treatments are designed to give the ants time to contact the treatment zone and unknowingly transfer the treatment back to their nests. This delayed kill is crucial to eliminate the entire colony. Most treatments should eradicate the colonies within 4-21 days.
Sort of. The ant treatment will work for many seasonal insects. However, better and more appropriate products exist for specific insects. Ants are always the top priority because using the wrong product can make the situation worse. We suggest tackling ants first then moving on to spiders and other insects.
Choose Dr Bug For Your Pest Control Needs
At Dr Bug, we provide a 60-day guarantee on ant treatments. If we don’t take care of your ant issue the first time, we will return free of charge. We can also help with stinging insects, spiders, seasonal invaders, and more. If you live in Oconomowoc or the surrounding area, give us a call at (262) 229-9149 and request a free quote.