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Virginia Ant Control

In our area of Virginia ants are the most common pest related problem facing homeowners. Generally assumed to be a fact of life, the annual onslaught of ants every spring tends to start a season long battle in most households. Do it yourself and home remedies that initially seem effective, often times compound the situation because they do not address the source of the problem, the colony itself. Our treatments are so effective because we start by properly identifying the type of ant, then targeting the colony and eliminating the source.

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The Problem With Ant Infestations

The main issue with ants is that they can contaminate food and water when they make a nest in a home. Ants primarily enter a home in search of these resources, and homeowners often find that they are forced to throw out kitchen staples when ants are present in cabinets, sinks and refrigerators.

Some ants pose more serious threats to homeowners and the homes in which they live with their families. Fire ants are known for their painful stings. Finding a fire ant infestation exposes a person to the risk of being stung dozens of times, and it is possible for people to have an allergic reaction to these stings.

Carpenter ants can cause damage to a home in the same way that termites damage wood buildings. These ants chew through wood and make a nest. One of the primary differences between termites and carpenter ants is that ants prefer to make a nest in wood that is moist. The presence of carpenter ants could even indicate that a home has mold because of moisture problems.

Accel Pest & Termite Control employs knowledgeable technicians who are experienced in dealing with any type of ant infestation. Our services are competitively priced, and homeowners can contact us to get a free quote.