Ant and Fire Ant Control

Whether it’s a colony of ants flooding your home with sheer numbers, or it is fire ants threatening your pets and children with their stinging bite, ants can be a problem that’s both pesky and terrifying. So how can something so small be such a big problem? Because ants do more than just invade your pantry. They pose serious threats to your health and home.

Ants and Your Health

The ant that poses the most obvious risk to your health is the fire ant, easily identifiable by its distinctive red hue and aggressive nature. For some, their bites are merely painful. But for others, they can lead to several allergic reactions, causing everything from itching and swelling to anaphylactic shock and even death.  

But even regular ants pose health problems. They may not be able to transmit diseases to humans as far as we know, but the bacteria they carry can contaminate your food, causing a host of illnesses. By controlling and eliminating ant infestations around your home, you can mitigate these risks.

Ants and Your Home and Potential Electric Fire Hazards

While not quite as destructive as termites, ants can still devastate the structure of your home as they build their nests in your crawl spaces, attic and inside your walls. Not only can they burrow through the wood of your home, compromising its integrity, but they can also borrow through insulation which can lower your home’s energy efficiency.

And speaking of energy, some species of ants have demonstrated an attraction to electric fields, causing them to build nests close to sources in places like outlets, HVAC units and circuit breakers. Outside your home, these ants can colonize your AC’s condenser, blocking airflow and sending its efficiency plummeting. Inside the home, these ants have been known to chew through wiring as they nest, creating a fire hazard.

The Sloan Pest Control Antidote

At Sloan Pest Control, we protect your home from ants using a multi-faceted strategy called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This method goes beyond simply spraying chemicals and hoping for the best. IPM means we seek out the sources of their food and water, the most likely spots for them to seek shelter and apply treatments that keep them away. Then we find out where they are and eliminate their nests, giving them nowhere to go.

When we’re done, you’ll have a house free from the hazards these pests cause and you’ll enjoy peace of mind from our 100% Ants Be Gone Promise. If pests return, so will Sloan. At no cost to you. We go the extra mile that the national brands won’t because we’re a local company with deep ties to the community. Our reputation is built and rebuilt with every job, so we make sure it’s done right.

Call today for a complimentary inspection of your home or business. We will tailor a solution that’s right for you, giving you peace of mind that you’ll receive exactly what you need to eliminate ants, nothing more and nothing less.