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Ant Control 101: A Helpful Guide For Lewisville Homeowners

Seeing one ant in your home isn't always cause for alarm. But if you're finding ants all over the house, and they keep coming back despite your best efforts, it is time to learn more about ant pest control in Lewisville. 

This guide is here to help you learn everything you need to know about these home invaders and provide the information you need to get rid of them once and for all. We'll start by exploring the life cycle of ants and how their colonies develop, which can help explain how infestations start and why it is so challenging to get rid of ants.

We'll also spend some time reviewing the dangers of an infestation. People tend to write ants off as a nuisance because ants are such common pests, but different types of ants that infest local homes can endanger your family and the structure of your house.

Prevention is a crucial component of ant control in Lewisville homes, so we will provide some tips and tricks the pros suggest to keep these troublesome pests out. Please keep reading to learn more about the best way to control ants year-round with the pros at Adams Exterminating Company.

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Ant Dangers: Understanding The Risks Of An Infestation

Everyone knows what annoying nuisance ants can be inside the house. But these little pests can sometimes cause big problems. Some of the risks that can come with an ant infestation include:

  • Outside, ants travel through garbage and decay, and when they enter your home, they can contaminate food and surfaces.
  • Acrobat ants may bite when they sense a threat, and they can strip insulation from electrical wires and cause a short circuit.
  • Carpenter ants in your house build nests inside the wood, which can weaken the structural integrity over time.
  • What some refer to as fire ant bites are actually stings, and people can have allergic reactions to the venom.
  • Pharaoh ants in your home can spread diseases like salmonellosis, staph infection, Clostridium difficile (C. diff.), and strep. 

The simplest way to protect your family and home from the risks of ants is to work with a professional company that offers ant pest control services near you. Contact Adams Exterminating Company for assistance in eliminating ants and preventing them from getting back inside.

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  • Trained Entomologists & Service Technicians
    Our team brings a deep understanding of insect biology and behavior to create targeted pest control strategies. We're equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to effectively eliminate pests.
  • Customized Plans for Every Budget
    Recognizing that each space is different, we customize pest control services for every home or business. Our approach involves targeted solutions, addressing specific needs for your environment.
  • Trusted in the Community Since 1947
    With a legacy dating back to 1947, our pest control company brings decades of experience with a proven track record to keep your space critter-free.
  • Locally Owned & Operated
    As a locally owned business with offices in both Denton and Lewisville, we are rooted in the community and dedicated to serving our neighbors with personalized service.

Ant Prevention Is Key: Effective Tips And Tricks

Proactive prevention is one of the simplest forms of ant control for homeowners, and it can be very effective. But when you combine your efforts with professional control measures, you have a recipe for success. Here are some practical tips and tricks to get you started:

  • Fix any moisture issues, like leaking pipes and faucets, and eliminate standing water on your property.
  • Seal any cracks or openings around doors and windows with silicone-based caulk.
  • Keep tree branches and shrubs cut back from the house.
  • Promptly clean up any crumbs and spills, regularly clean floors and surfaces, and avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink. 
  • Properly store all food in pest-proof containers, and regularly dispose of trash in a container with a tight seal. 

Outside the house, you can't prevent fire ant mounds in your yard. With these ants, it is best to call in the pros at the first signs because their colonies can grow to such large numbers quickly. Stopping them before they get firmly established is the best way to prevent a large infestation.

While these ant prevention tips can help significantly, the best way to ensure ants stay away is to work with the pros at Adams Exterminating Company. Our expert technicians can help determine how ants get in and what attracts them. Contact us today to learn more about how our services can help you get rid of ants once and for all.


Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 940-239-9786 today!

  • How many years have you been in business?
    We are a family owned, locally operated pest control company that has been in business since 1947. For over 75 years, our company has expanded its service area while continuing to provide exceptional customer service.
  • Are your services guaranteed?
    We pride ourselves in offering services that solve your pest control problems. Many of our treatments are backed with a service guarantee, so if the problem persists, we will be back to treat again at no extra charge. We plan to continue our trend the impeccable service which resulted in an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
  • If your company puts out rodent poison at my house, will a rat die inside?
    Yes, this is a possibility. Ideally, we prefer to use traps on the inside and in the attic, and then place rodent poison in protected stations on the exterior (which could reduce the likelihood of having a rodent die inside). However, anytime a rodenticide is used, there is always a threat that a rat or mouse could die on the inside. If the dead rodent can be located and removed, this will fix the smell. Otherwise, we sell odor control products to help with unpleasant smells should this unfortunately occur.
  • Is your treatment safe around pets?
    Our general treatments are safe around dogs and cats – provided they do not intentionally contact or consume applied materials before they have dried. Certain pets, especially aquatic life and reptiles, are especially vulnerable to some pesticides so it is important to be especially careful while treating when these types of pets are present. We recommend these types of pets, in addition to birds, guinea pigs, and other small animals, be kept away from the treatment area until it is safe for them to return.

Professional Ant Control: A Great Way To Keep Ants Out For Good

Working with a professional company that offers ant control in Lewisville is the simplest and most effective way to eliminate and keep ants out for good. To successfully eradicate ants, you must destroy the entire colony, including the queen, or the problem will quickly return. 

We understand many homeowners like to try the DIY method first. Over-the-counter baits and traps may kill some workers foraging around your home, but they aren't enough to get rid of the colony. If you have an infestation of any type of ant in your home, it is best to call in a company with experience in ant control.

As you have seen, some ants can cause worse problems than other species. We suggest getting rid of pharaoh ants as soon as possible because of their potential to spread illness. This job is best left to the experts, especially considering how large their colonies can get.

Contacting professionals is crucial if you notice large red or black carpenter ants in your home. Any small holes in wood inside the house that may have small piles of sawdust under them are another sign to watch for. Once these ants start excavating the wood in your home, they can be tough to get rid of.

Regarding fire ant control, we strongly suggest you refrain from attempting to get rid of these ants alone. Fire ants will defend their colony if they sense a threat, and the entire colony may come out to sting you. Fire ants can sting multiple times and are especially dangerous when working together.

Whether you need ant control in your house or outside, the pros at Adams Exterminating Company are here to help. For over 75 years, we have been helping our neighbors in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex protect their homes and families from troublesome and sometimes dangerous pests. 

As a fourth-generation local pest control company, we have the experience necessary to eliminate any problematic pest you are dealing with. We are committed to excellent customer service and finding the most eco-friendly way to eliminate pests and prevent their return. 

Contact us today to learn more about our services or to request your free home estimate and get back to having the pest-free home you deserve.

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