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The Ants That Call North Texas Home

Everybody knows that everything's bigger in Texas, and this can be true for ant infestations as well. While the Texas ants aren't actually bigger, they certainly have no trouble multiplying into large colonies to invade homes and businesses. Some of the most common ants in Texas include the acrobat ants, carpenter ants, fire ants, odorous house ants, and rover ants. All of these ants pose a threat to your home, and our experts at Adams Exterminating will help you quickly identify and eradicate your ant problem before it gets out of hand. Furthermore, we'll work with you to develop ant prevention strategies for in and around your home. 

Acrobat Ants

These tiny ants get their name because of their ability to lift their abdomen over their heads. They are light brown to black in color and the workers only grow to be around 2.5 and 4 mm long.

Threats: Although acrobat ants usually live outdoors in nests that they build in dead or decaying wood, sometimes they invade homes and establish colonies inside tunnels and galleries previously carved out by carpenter ants or termites. Therefore, if you see tiny black ants in your Texas home, this could be an indicator that you have another ant species infestation as well. Acrobat ants are also moisture pests. This means, if they are inside your home, there may be water leaks and/or damage to your foundation and walls. Once inside, these ants will make their way into pantries and other areas where food is stored, and sometimes they will emit an unpleasant odor when they are disturbed. If acrobat ants have established themselves in your home, look out for large numbers of workers or swarms of winged reproductives looking to start new colonies.  

Carpenter Ants

Unlike the small acrobat ant, these are among the largest ants that could infest your Texas home. These shiny black ants range length depending on their role within their colony; workers can reach lengths of 13 mm, winged swarmers can be as long as 18 mm, and queens grow to 20 mm long. 

Threats: While not quite as destructive as termites, these ants cost United States property owners hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Specifically, they are among the leading ants in Texas to create problems in or around your home or business. They chew into the wood of a structure in order to dig out tunnels and galleries to establish nests. In those nests, they multiply and grow their numbers. If carpenter ants continue to tunnel and multiply, extensive damage to a structure will develop over time. Ant prevention treatments that eliminate food, water, and shelter sources combined with professional extermination will help keep these pests at bay. 

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Ant Prevention: Keep These Pests Out Of Your Texas Home

Spring and summer are the best times to reduce ant populations on your property, but you can employ these ant prevention techniques anytime to help keep these pests away from your home:

  • Locate and eliminate unwanted water leaks in and around your property.
  • Remove debris from around your home that could be a potential nesting place for Texas ants.
  • Remove common food sources like unsealed containers or contaminated countertops.
  • Ensure that all trash remains in tightly sealed containers 
  • Examine your exterior walls and sealing up gaps and holes to keep ants from finding ways inside. 

Partner with a professional pest control company to control ant traffic in and around your home or business. Here at Adams Exterminating Company, we know how the ants of Texas behave as well as the methods needed to get rid of them quickly and completely. You don't have to live destructive ants anymore! We offer both home pest control plans and commercial pest control solutions; let Adams help today!

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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.


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 long do I have to stay out of my home or property after treatment is performed?
    In situations where you have to be out of the property during and after treatment (flea treatment, roach clean-out service, or for health reasons, etc.), we recommend that you stay away until all products have completely dried. This is usually approximately two to four hours depending on conditions, after which time it is completely safe to re-enter the property.
  • 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.
  • Do you offer termite control?

    Yes, both our Home Guardian and Home Guardian Plus plans offer termite control using the proven Sentricon® System with Always Active™ along with a termite service warranty.

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