Anyone who’s ever tried to control an ant infestation on their own knows the struggle of squishing one, only to have three more take its place. Ants are highly social creatures, which makes them a persistent pest to deal with. They work as a team to locate food and bring it back to their colony. Odds are, if you find a couple of ants crawling around your kitchen sink, there are hundreds more on their way.
At Pest Authority of Richmond, we use our revolutionary Barrier 360 pest control treatment to help you get rid of these pesky ant infestations. By applying Barrier 360 to the exterior of your Richmond or Midlothian, Virginia area home or business, our pest control services create an ant-proof boundary around your property that prevents them from ever entering your home or business.
Did ants manage to get into your Glen Allen, Virginia area home anyway? Call us, and our pest control experts will perform extra interior assessments and treatments for free, customer satisfaction 100% guaranteed.
While Barrier 360 covers most ants, fire ants and carpenter ants may require a custom treatment plan.
Our pest control methods are backed by science and years of experience in the field. Our mission at Pest Authority of Richmond is to protect your family and home or business from pests, and we will not stop until they are gone for good. No Contracts. No Commitments. No Ants. Guaranteed.
Ant Prevention Tips:
- Use tight-fitting lids for all your garbage cans (inside and outside your home), and always replace them after use.
- Store all your food in tightly sealed containers, especially if they’re not contained in your refrigerator or freezer.
- Discourage ants from building nests by creating a border of gravel or stone around your home.
- Clean up spills, crumbs, and food as soon as a mess is made.
- Avoid leaving trash and food waste on your counters or in your sinks.
- Ants usually build their colonies with one central location and several satellite colonies nearby.
- Ants that live in cooler climates will enter a state of dormancy called diapause during the winter to survive.
- Some ants can lay around 800 eggs in one day.
- There are over 12,000 species of ants living around the world, over 1,000 of which living in North America.
- Ants leave a pheromone trail as a path to help other ants in the colony follow behind them.
- Ant colonies have strict social structures with castes. Worker ants are the ones that forage for food, swarmers are the ones that start new colonies, and the queen ant lays all the eggs.
- Queen ants can live for many years, and some have been known to live for three decades or more.