Ant Exterminators, Control & Removal
Serving Illinois and Indiana
Anderson has been solving ant pest control issues for generations. Our ant exterminators will quickly eliminate ants, show you likely spots where ants are entering your home, and recommend ways to ensure your home or business stays ant-free.
Expert Ant Exterminators
The end of winter is a cause to celebrate: the return of warm weather, the anticipation of spring and summer. But when spring and summer arrive, so can hordes of ants. Hundreds or thousands of them can literally appear overnight.
Common Ants in Illinois and Indiana
The following ant species is found living in the Midwest:
- Carpenter Ants do not eat wood; prefer to nest and excavate water-damaged wood.
- Field Ants build large mounds and can be confused with carpenter ants.
- Odorous House Ants emit a rotten coconut smell and infest kitchens and pantries.
- Pavement Ants nest under flat stones, sidewalks, and concrete slabs outdoors.
- Pharaoh Ants prefer nesting indoors, especially in commercial buildings with artificial heating.
Need Ant Removal? Anderson Pest Solutions Can Help!
Ants are one of the most common pests in and around homes in the Midwest. Ants have a wide variety of nesting habits and food preferences. Some ants build nests in soil, producing characteristic mounds, while others nest in homes behind moldings, baseboards, countertops, and similar areas. Unlike most ants, carpenter ants are wood-destroying pests and nest in decaying or moisture-damaged wood.
Many ants enter homes from outdoor nests as they forage for food. To locate a nest, follow the trail of ants. You can encourage foraging by setting out attractive food, like a dab of honey or jam on a stiff piece of paper. Ants take regular routes between their nest and the food source by establishing a chemical (pheromone) trail. You can locate the nest by watching where the ants go; for some ants, such as carpenter ants, this works best at night. If the nest is discovered, it can be treated or removed (in the case of rotted wood).
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Our GreenPro designation means that we comply with the procedures and systems established by the NPMA’s GreenPro Committee to ensure that our customers receive responsible, eco-effective ant control services.
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Protect Your Home from Ants
The damage that can occur from ants varies, depending on species. Most ants are primarily a nuisance and cause little damage. Some, such as Pharaoh ants, may infest stored food. Others, like carpenter ants, can weaken wood in structures. There are few diseases associated with ants, but pharaoh ants have been known to transmit disease organisms, such as Staphylococcus, throughout hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Get Rid of Ants with a Professional Ant Control Service
Can you get rid of ants? Outdoor nests can be very difficult to eliminate without chemicals. Using water to flood nests is usually not effective. Use of gasoline also is ineffective, dangerous, and causes environmental pollution. Repeated drenching of a nest with an insecticidal soap solution is sometimes effective, forcing an ant colony to relocate. Remember: in order to relocate an ant colony, you must kill or relocate the queen (or queens).
To get rid of ants entirely and safely, it’s always best to call professional ant exterminators. Anderson Pest Solutions has the training, knowledge, and decades of experience necessary to eliminate ant infestations.
Our Ant Pest Control Guarantee
Anderson guarantees complete satisfaction.
As our client, if you are not satisfied with our services, we will return to your home or business and diligently work to solve the problem as soon as possible. If the pest problem is not solved to your satisfaction, we will keep working until you are completely satisfied with our pest treatment.