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Ant Extermination – Pest Control Services for Ant Removal

Your Local Ant Pest Control Experts

Serving Charlotte | Raleigh - Durham | Greensboro

For over 60 years, Bug Out has been your local leader in ant pest control. We know how frustrating ant infestations are—unfortunately, ants are one of the most common household pests. In our region, ants are also a year-round pest problem, making it imperative to keep them away in the first place. DIY ant control methods can worsen or lengthen the problem, making it important to enlist the help of a professional ant exterminator. That's where Bug Out comes in.

Our team is committed to keeping you and your family safe from ant infestations year-round with effective, long-lasting ant extermination methods.

Ant Pest Control Services

Most homeowners have dealt with ants in North Carolina at one point or another. Many have rushed to buy store-bought traps to get rid of the problem.

Unfortunately, these DIY methods rarely work and professional pest management can offer a more permanent solution. Ants are relentless: one ant colony can split off into more, and they are experts at hiding in the cracks of your home. Before you know it, ants can take over your home. Even worse, they’re nearly impossible to get rid of on your own. To get rid of your ant problem, it’s important to work with your local ant removal experts.

How to Get Rid of Ants With Ant Control Services

Spraying for Ants

Ant insecticide spray can be used on nesting sites, as well as areas where ants enter your property, travel paths, and as a barrier treatment around the property. It is typically used for yard treatments, as well as inside properties, where appropriate.

Insecticide Powder for Ants

Used predominantly in interior areas, Insecticide powder, or dust, is applied in cracks and crevices, and in sensitive areas such as around electrical cabling. The ants collect dust particles and take them back to the nest, killing others in the colony.

Ant Yard Treatment

Ants can nest in a variety of places in your yard, but generally choose areas close to moisture sources. They can often be found in and around trees and bushes, where they are close to food sources. Your Bug Out exterminator will advise on the best course of treatment, depending on the species, location and extent of infestation.

What Are the Signs of an Ant Infestation?

  • Live ants – It’s especially important to deal with ants found in your kitchen or food preparation area without delay.
  • Ant pathways – Some ants lay down a pheromone trail to a food source to attract ants from their colony to the food. Trails like these in and out of your home or business are another sign of an ant infestation.
  • Ant nests – Nests often look like a small pile of soil or dirt, but some species nest in walls or other places that can be difficult to spot.

What Attracts Ants to Your Home or Business?

Ants will enter a property for three main reasons: food, moisture, and shelter. So areas such as kitchens and bathrooms are especially prone to infestation.

  • Food – Ants are attracted to many foods, but particularly those high in sugar, such as jelly, honey, syrup and candy, so they will seek out pantries, food preparation areas and trash cans.
  • Moisture – Ants need water to survive, so bathrooms and kitchens can be attractive environments.
  • Shelter – Like all animals, ants need safe places. Cracks, crevices and holes around your property provide ants with ideal places to shelter.

Ant Exterminators for YOUR HOME

Our Ant Extermination Process

We’ve all tried to control an ant problem on our own. Unfortunately, this can worsen the infestation, which is why it’s best to team up with an ant exterminator from the getgo. When you have a never-ending ant problem, it’s time to enlist the help of the ant experts at Bug Out.

We will take the following steps to protect your property from ants:

Inspection

Our ant control technicians will inspect your property to identify the source of the infestation and the ant species. We will inspect problem areas, determine where the ants are entering and feeding, and follow ant trails to locate nesting sites.

Ant Treatment

We will apply ant control products and treatments to get rid of active ants from your property, using  either insecticide spray and/or powder for interior cracks and crevices. Ant baiting is also an effective method, where worker ants carry the chemicals back to their nest, eradicating the source of the problem. The treatment chosen will depend on factors such as the ant species and the extent and location of the infestation.

Protection Against Further Ant Infestations

Our Bug Out experts will implement exclusion efforts to keep ants from getting inside in the first place. This can involve managing vegetation as well as sealing ant entry points like cracks and holes.

Ant Tips and Advice

We will provide ongoing ant control and prevention tips to help you avoid future infestation, like careful food storage, regular cleaning, yard maintenance and advice on how to protect your property from future infestations.

Ant Removal for YOUR BUSINESS

Keeping Ants Away From Your Commercial Property

Whether you own a restaurant or a food processing facility, ants can be a major nuisance. Ants will travel in a wide range searching for food, following trails they have established and clustering around the source of food and becoming a nuisance in schools, grocery stores, restaurants, and more. Some ant species are dangerous and can target the very structure of your property, making prevention imperative. Bug Out provides effective, quick ant removal that targets a number of ant species in our area.

With over 60 years of ant control experience, we know what it takes to keep ants out of your commercial property all year long.

Bug Out Reviews

Have used this pest control service for several years. Very rarely have an insect problem, but when I do, Bug Out comes immediately and addresses the issue! They have helped with ground wasps, pantry moths, sink flies, pantry moths, field mice, and roaches as needed over several years. As my regular ongoing service, they are also great. Highly recommend.

– Jody H.

Preventing Ant Infestations for the Future

There are a few simple steps you can take to make your home less attractive to ants:

  • Clear up  – Clear up immediately after meals, and keep your kitchen crumb-free by regular sweeping and cleaning of surfaces. Also make sure that you keep pet bowls and feeding areas clean.
  • Careful storage –  Cover food, keep it  in airtight containers and stored in the refrigerator or cupboards. 
  • Prevent access – Block off potential entry points by sealing any cracks and crevices around your doors and window frames.
  • Sealed trash bins – Ensure that your trash bins have tightly sealed lids.

Ant Extermination FAQs

The cost of getting rid of an ant infestation varies, depending on a number of factors. It’s best to contact us for a FREE quote so we can evaluate the extent of the infestation and the price of treatment.

The following key factors will affect the cost:

  • Size of the ant infestation
  • Type of treatment
  • The size of your property
  • Number of treatments required

DIY or call the professionals? While an ant infestation may seem like a small issue that you can treat by yourself, it’s advisable to ask a professional exterminator to identify the actual extent of the ant problem and the most suitable treatment methods.

The safety of your family is our number one priority. Most insecticides we use are considered of low toxicity for mammals and you can normally be present during the treatment, but not in the immediate vicinity of pesticide application. 

For external treatments we recommend that pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs must be isolated away from the treated areas until they are fully dry. Our technicians will always carry out a full safety assessment before treatment, and inform you of any necessary precautions.

To permanently get rid of ants, it’s vital not just to deal with the ants you can see, but to ensure that the colony as a whole is exterminated. The type of treatment will vary depending on the species of ant – for example, the carpenter ant may require a different approach than the little black ant or fire ant. That’s why it’s important to use a professional exterminator.

North Carolina is home to a large number of ant species. Some of the most common ones in the area include odorous house ants, argentine ants, carpenter ants, and fire ants.Take a look at our ant identification page to find out which type of ant you are dealing with.

Several ant species in North Carolina have the potential to bite. Fire ants, in particular, are known for their aggressive behavior and painful stings. Carpenter ants and field ants, while not typically aggressive, can bite if they feel threatened. It’s essential to be cautious around any ant species, as their bites can cause discomfort and, in some cases, allergic reactions.

Pest Control You Can Trust

At Bug Out, we protect against the disease and damage that can be caused by common pests.

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