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Preventing Ants in Virginia

Ants are among the most common household pests in Virginia. They can enter homes through small cracks and crevices, and once they find a food source, they can quickly multiply and become a nuisance. While ants may seem harmless, they can contaminate food, damage property, and even bite. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent ants from infesting your home. In this article, we will discuss how better termite & pest control can help prevent ants in Virginia and provide you with a free estimate.

Understanding Ants

Before we dive into how to prevent ants, it’s important to understand their behavior. Ants are social insects that live in colonies. They communicate with each other using chemical signals and work together to find food, build nests, and protect their colony. When ants find a food source, they leave a trail of pheromones for other ants to follow, which can quickly lead to an infestation.

Signs of an Ant Infestation

The first step in preventing ants is knowing the signs of an infestation. Common signs of an ant infestation include:

  • Seeing ants in your home, especially in large numbers
  • Finding ant trails leading to a food source
  • Seeing piles of sawdust or dirt near wooden structures, which could indicate a carpenter ant infestation
  • Hearing rustling or tapping sounds from inside walls, which could indicate a larger ant colony

If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to take action to prevent the infestation from getting worse.

Preventing Ants with Better Termite & Pest Control

At Better Termite & Pest Control, we offer a comprehensive ant prevention program that includes:

1. Inspection

Our trained technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your property to identify any signs of an ant infestation and determine the best course of action.

2. Exclusion

We will seal off any entry points that ants may be using to enter your home, such as cracks in the foundation, gaps in doors and windows, and spaces around utility lines.

3. Baiting

We will strategically place ant baits around your home to attract and eliminate ants. The bait is designed to be carried back to the colony, where it will be shared with other ants, effectively wiping out the entire colony.

4. Treatment

If necessary, we will apply targeted treatments to eliminate any remaining ants and prevent future infestations.

Additional Tips for Preventing Ants

In addition to professional pest control services, there are steps you can take to prevent ants from entering your home:

  • Clean up spills and crumbs immediately
  • Store food in airtight containers
  • Seal garbage cans tightly
  • Trim back trees and shrubs that are touching your home
  • Repair any leaks or water damage in your home

By following these tips and working with Better Termite & Pest Control, you can prevent ants from infesting your home and enjoy a pest-free living environment.

Get a Free Estimate Today

At Better Termite & Pest Control, we understand the importance of a pest-free home. That’s why we offer a free estimate to assess your pest control needs and provide you with a customized plan to keep your home free of ants and other pests.

Contact us today at to schedule your free estimate and take the first step towards a pest-free home.

Ants can be a frustrating and potentially damaging pest to deal with, but with the right prevention strategies and professional pest control services, you can keep them out of your home for good. Better Termite & Pest Control offers a comprehensive ant prevention program to ensure that your home remains pest-free.