Do you have an ant problem? These pests are one of the most common problems plaguing Northern VA 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 Northern VA 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 Northern VA, and what the Northern VA pest control experts at Fox Pest can do about it.
If you have large black or brown ants in or around your Northern VA-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 Northern VA.
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
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Each service provides a detailed report & helpful tips to keep pests away. We return regularly throughout the year, increasing protection with every visit.
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Fox Pest Control provides ant control services in Northern VA and the surrounding areas, including:
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The best way to get rid of ants permanently is with professional Northern VA 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 Northern VA.
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 Northern VA 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.
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If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests in their Northern VA 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 Northern VA office a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
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