Ant Control Treatment

These tiny intruders are no match for the Waltham® team.

About Ants

It’s estimated that there are 20,000 different ant species worldwide, and they vary slightly in size and color based on the species. Ants are typically black, reddish-brown, or orange in color and have bulbous abdomens with six legs. Carpenter ants, odorous house ants, and pavement ants are a few of the most common ant species in the New England area.

Many species of ants are harmless; however, many people experience issues with ants when they nest in residential areas. Ants invade homes in search of food and can deface landscaping with mounds and tunnels. Some ants, such as carpenter ants, can even cause structural damage to your home.

  • Structural damage to homes
  • Disrupt landscaping
  • Contaminate food items
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Detecting Ants

If you see one ant, you will likely soon see more. Ants leave behind an undetectable pheromone trail for fellow ants to follow, allowing a small ant issue to become an infestation rather quickly. Ants often live in flower beds and bushes, as well as mounds made from dirt. When they invade homes for food and water, they’re often found in bathrooms, pantries, kitchens, and closets.

Preventing Ants

There are two important steps in preventing ants from invading your home: sealing all entry points and removing attractants. Be sure to carefully caulk around doors and windows, and install weather stripping wherever possible. Clean up food particles and spills quickly, and always store food in tightly-sealed containers. Outside, make sure any wood piles are stored away from your home to help prevent ants from settling in along your perimeter.
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"We’ve been using Waltham Pest for years now. They handled our termite problem no problem. We’ve also had issues with wasps and ants in the past. They handled that quickly and professionally as well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for pest control."

Daniel B.
Wilmington, MA
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