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Ant Control in Rockville, MD

Getting Rid of Carpenter Ants Once & for All! Ants

Ants have a bad reputation for spoiling picnics, but they can ruin much more than your slice of apple pie if you let them. As most DIY treatment plans only deal with the ants you can see, ant control can be very difficult. What you need is a professional ant extermination team that can track ants to the source and eradicate them for good. Fortunately, ant control is what Montgomery Pest Control does best! We use a variety of different treatments to penetrate and destroy nests and prevent ants, specifically Carpenter ants, from returning to the scene of the crime.

What attracts ants to your home

Ants love moist conditions and will travel a long way to find food. They can slip in through the tiniest of cracks, and once a food source is discovered by even a single ant, it will travel back to the nest, creating an established scent trail along the way. When the trail is complete, all the ants have to do is follow the trail.

Potential damages caused by ants

Though ants are not thought to carry disease, you never know where they have been. By simply marching through your cupboards, they contaminate food and can potentially spread dangerous germs and bacteria. In addition, Carpenter ants make their nests in damp or damaged wood, which can weaken the surrounding structure and cause extreme damage if left untreated.

Most likely season for ant infestation

Carpenter ants usually hibernate or stay underground during the winter and leave the nest the following spring, so once the weather heats up in earnest, you can expect to start seeing them around. Also, ants seem to come out of the woodwork after rainstorms

Signs to watch out for

  • Visible ant workers or swarmers (winged ants) on the premises
  • Debris from tunneling in the wood
  • Rough wood shavings mixed with parts of dead ants
  • Rustling sound

Ant prevention

  • Track down where they are coming from and seal the point of entry
  • Clean up all sticky residues on worktops
  • Sweep up all crumbs and scrub away possible scent trails
  • Cover any foodstuffs which they could use as a food source
  • Remove stumps, logs, and waste wood within 100 yards of the building
  • Do not allow vegetation to be in contact with the house

Protecting your home from ants

The most crucial aspect of ant extermination is locating the nest, but they can be tricky to find if you do not know where to look. That’s why you need the experts at Montgomery Pest Control! We have more than 25 years of experience in the field, so we can find the source of your ant problem fast and eliminate it once and for all. We will not only remove the nest, but chemically treat the area to prevent the ants from returning. Also, we will provide you with helpful tips to correct the moisture conditions that attracted the ants in the first place. Ridding your home of Carpenter ants is our main priority, and we won’t rest until you are completely satisfied with the results.

Get rid of ants by calling us at (301) 740-2407!

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