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Lewisville's Complete Guide To Ant Control And Prevention

Have you ever felt overwhelmed? The end of a semester is when many students feel swamped as they work tirelessly to complete assignments and projects and prepare for exams. Perhaps you've felt helpless and overcome with emotion at your workplace when the boss hovered over you and pushed you to complete an intricate task at work. We feel overwhelmed when faced with something that appears to be more than we can handle without help. 

When you walk in your yard, you will notice ants are everywhere. They crawl along your driveway, sidewalks, and across the patio. If you sit in the grass, you see them meandering through the blades gathering materials for a nearby nest. You may notice sandy mounds scattered throughout your property. 

You may have taken comfort in knowing that ants never invaded your house, but that has changed. Now, you see them marching along baseboards, crawling over foods in the pantry, and traveling along the kitchen counter. Seeing ants in your house is overwhelming because you know they are just a fraction of the ants in the yard surrounding your home. Ridding your house of ants seems impossible, but an ant control service near your home can solve your problem.

When you felt overwhelmed at school or work, you probably reached out for help. When you feel swamped, you need reinforcements. If ants are in your house, you need our Lewisville pest control experts from Adams Exterminating Company. We have removed ants and other pests from homes for over 70 years. Our fourth-generation-owned local company continues to carry the tradition of honesty, integrity, and quality customer service. When you call us for reinforcements, you get a team of entomologists, trained service technicians, and a friendly customer service team.

You probably found this article because you feel overwhelmed by ants and need answers. You don't get exasperated and overcome because you know how to fix the problem when you understand what is happening. So, in this article, we give you the information you need to address the ant situation in your Lewisville house.  

The Many Different Types Of Ants Found In Lewisville

So that you can make an identification of the pests invading your house, we will give a brief description of these creatures. Ants are insects with six legs, two antennae, two compound eyes, an external skeleton, and a body with three segments (head, thorax, and abdomen). Ants are social insects that live in colonies; these nests are often in the soil but may be in wood, tree stumps, wall voids, or other locations inside a home. 

Inside each nest is one or more queens, sterile female worker ants, male ants (drones), and winged reproductive ants. The size and locations of these nests depend upon the ant species. Ants create new nests either by sending out flying reproductive ants or through a process known as budding. 

There are thousands of ants worldwide, but the following types of ants are problematic for the Lewisville community: 

  • Carpenter ants
  • Fire ants 
  • Pharaoh ants
  • Odorous house ants
  • Crazy ants
  • Pavement ant
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Ants In The Home Can Be A Bigger Problem Than You Think

Instinctively, we don't want ants in our houses, but why? First, ants do not care where they walk. They travel over animal feces, trash, and other polluted surfaces. As they move over unsanitary areas, bacteria stick to their feet. Later, the infectious organism transfer to eating and cooking surfaces and contaminate areas as they walk throughout the house. So, in addition to being a nuisance, all ants pollute surfaces. 

Carpenter ants may spoil surfaces like other ants, but unlike other ants, they cause physical damage to the wood in the house. These ants have powerful mandibles to excavate smooth tunnels through damp wood. Although devastation to a home does not occur as quickly as by termites, a long-term infestation of carpenter ants can cause sagging floors and collapsing structures. 

While all ants contaminate surfaces and food, pharaoh ants spread salmonellosis, staphylococcus, clostridium, and streptococcus. Although they occasionally infest homes, these ants like medical facilities where they crawl into IV tubes and across open wounds of sleeping patients. 

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Why Choose Adams Exterminating?

  • 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.

Practical Ant Prevention Tips For Your Home

You do not have to feel overwhelmed by the presence of ants around your Lewisville house. These ant prevention tips will deter them from entering your home:

  • Seal cracks in the foundation and along the roofline
  • Prune shrubs and tree branches away from the home
  • Repair holes in window and door screens
  • Eliminate dampness in the crawl space or basement
  • Elevate firewood piles and move 20 feet from the structure
  • Remove access stones, wood, and landscaping timbers
  • Keep outdoor and indoor garbage containers closed
  • Wipe down eating and cooking surfaces daily
  • Store foods in air-tight glass or plastic containers
  • Repair leaky pipes, faucets, and drains

Most ants prefer warm, moist areas with a nearby food source; maintaining a dry house and property will discourage ants from living in the yard or entering the house. Since ants are omnivores that eat proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, keeping a clean house will deter them from staying should they find an entry point. 

Adams Exterminating Company is the best pest control company for ants. When our trained service technicians from Adams Exterminating Company inspect your property, they can provide additional ant exclusion and prevention tips specific to your location. 

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  • What type of payment options do you accept?
    We accept cash, check or credit card. We do ask that you pay at the time of service. Many of our customers put a credit card on file with our office. It is stored securely in our system and only charges AFTER the service is rendered.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Professional Ant Control Is The Way To Go For Your Home

You don't need to be overwhelmed by ants because Adams Exterminating Company provides ant control in Lewisville. When you call for help, we dispatch a trained, certified technician to your property to investigate the situation. We will inspect the interior and exterior to search for entry points, attractants, and hot spots. 

Using the data gleaned from our investigation, we create a custom strategic plan to eliminate the ants in your house. Our treatments include liquid and bait stations to stop the infestation in a few days. Contact us today to learn more about our ant control services and to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate.

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