Ant Exterminators – Control – Removal
Serving North Bay and East Bay Areas
The Hitmen Termite & Pest Control has been solving ant pest control issues since 1978. Our ant exterminators specialize in ant removal and can help you identify and eradicate these pests. We’ll quickly eliminate ants, show you likely spots where ants are entering your home, and recommend ways to ensure your home or business stays ant-free.
Ant Exterminator Services
The end of winter is a cause to celebrate: the return of warm weather, and the anticipation of spring and summer. However, when the warmer temperatures arrive, so can hordes of ants. Hundreds or thousands of ants can literally appear overnight. If you have ant issues, our ant removal experts can help!
Common Ants in the North Bay and East Bay Areas:
The following ant species are found in northern California:
- Argentine Ants build massive colonies with multiple queens, and can populate entire city blocks.
- Carpenter Ants do not eat wood; prefer to nest and excavate water-damaged wood.
- Harvester Ants are famous for their seed collecting and painful stings.
- Odorous House Ants emit a rotten coconut smell and infest kitchens and pantries.
- Pharaoh Ants prefer nesting indoors, especially in commercial buildings with artificial heating.
Ant Infestation Damage
Ants cause various types of damage, depending upon the species. Carpenter ants tunnel through wood, destroying structures. Pharaoh ants and odorous house ants may transmit many diseases, such as salmonella, and a fire ant’s sting is potentially deadly to susceptible individuals.
Argentine ant removal is extremely difficult as this invasive species invades homes and structures. These ants travel in trails, creating massive colonies with multiple queens, nesting in a wide variety of moist and dry areas. Ant extermination treatments will vary depending on the species infesting your property.
Certified Green Ant Control
Our GreenPro designation means that we comply with the procedures and systems established by the NPMA’s GreenPro Committee to ensure that our customers receive responsible, eco-effective pest control services.
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Ant Detection & Treatment
Ants build massive colonies, so their presence is generally detected when you see their nests, or the ants themselves. Ant extermination treatments involve baiting, insecticide, and sealing off entry to buildings.
Carpenter Ant Exterminators
Carpenter ants typically infest homes in wooded areas or that have older trees present on the property. Theses ants do not eat wood but will hollow out wood to make a gallery to inhabit. Their frass (waste) can include small wood shavings, pieces of building material and small insect pieces.