Do you have an ant problem? These pests are one of the most common problems plaguing Lancaster, PA homeowners and can be difficult to get rid of. As they live in colonies of hundreds or thousands, just because you used the best spray for ants and set ant traps doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve gotten to the root of the problem. The certified Lancaster ant pest control technicians at Fox know that any ants you see could be sign of an infestation that you can’t see. Read below to find out if you have an ant infestation in Lancaster, and what you can do about it.
If you have large black or brown ants in or around your Lancaster, PA-area home, you may have a carpenter ant problem. If that’s the case, our carpenter ant page is a great place to start.
On This Page: Signs of an Ant Infestation, About Ants, Ant Prevention Tips, How To Get Rid of Ants, FAQs
You might already know for sure that you have an ant problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of an ant infestation in Lancaster.
They can be in dirt or sand, or they can be covered in growing, healthy grass.
Ants will travel long distances for food. Ant trails may disappear after the food source is gone.
In grass, sand, or even cracks in brick or cement
Think you have a ant problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (717) 674-3119 or email us for a free quote.
We’ll schedule same day* ant control service with one of our certified technicians.
Your technician will conduct a thorough ant inspection of your home/property and provide a customized ant treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain ant free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the ants don’t come back. If you see any ant activity between your regularly-scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
Fox Pest Control provides ant control services in Lancaster, PA and the surrounding areas, including:
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The best way to get rid of ants permanently is with professional Lancaster pest control and ant extermination because we have all the right tools and knowledge. While you wait for the professionals to come, vacuum frequently for anything ants can use as food, like fallen crumbs, grains of sugar, and hair follicles or skin particles.
You must control ants because they can create satellite nests that collect food for the main nest. The queen will remain safe and untouched in a separate nest. If the satellite nest is destroyed, the queen could simply create another one in the same place. Fox Pest Control has the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively provide ant control in Lancaster.
Ants that sting. Some ants have a painful sting, almost like a wasp. You need to control fire ants, harvester ants, and oak ants - they are among those stinging ants that live in the United States.
Carpenter ants. You must exterminate carpenter ants because they can carve tunnels and galleries through virtually any kind of wood, causing major structural damage.
Some ants, like the aggressive imported fire ants (such as the red imported fire ant), deliver a painful sting. This sting has often been compared to a wasp or bee sting and can be a serious problem for those with an allergy to insect stings.
The main difference is the size. While most ants in Lancaster are about ⅛ inch long, carpenter ant workers are closer to ½ inch, about four times bigger. Carpenter ants can vary in color, from solid black, to orange, red and black, yellow, or solid red.
We find technicians extremely polite and knowledgeable. Last year had a terrible swarm of ground bees nest on our deck. Fox came and eradicated the issue promptly and did not let them get in the house. They also got rid of ants. On a personal note, we have a small dog. Every single technician that comes takes a moment to pet him. The kindness that shows makes them obviously not only stellar at what they do but caring in their dealing and observant with customers. A great company with skillfully trained folks Recommended.
Our property has and is serviced by Fox. They've proven to be reliable, knowledgeable and responsive to our needs. I do have to commend John, one of your staff for providing us with thorough service and a bank of knowledge which made me so much more confident in the service.
If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests in their Lancaster, PA home or business between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give our Lancaster office a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
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