Do you have an ant problem? These pests are one of the most common problems plaguing Lafayette homeowners and can be difficult to get rid of. As they live in colonies of hundreds or thousands, our Fox Pest Control technicians know that any ant spotting could be sign of an infestation. Read below to find out if you have an infestation, and what you can do about it.
If you have large ants with pincers in or around your home, you may have a carpenter ant problem. If that is the case, our carpenter ant page is a great place to start.
You might already know for sure that you have an ant problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of an ant infestation in Lafayette.
They can be in dirt or sand, or they can be covered in growing, healthy grass.
Ants will travel long distances for food. Ant trails may disappear after the food source is gone.
In grass, sand, or even cracks in brick or cement
Think you have a ant problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (337) 340-9167 for a free Lafayette ant control quote.
Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized ant treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain ant free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the ants don’t come back. If you see any ant activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
The best way to get rid of ants permanently is with professional Lafayette pest control and ant extermination because we have all the right tools and knowledge. While you wait for the professionals to come, vacuum frequently for anything ants can use as food, like fallen crumbs, grains of sugar, and hair follicles or skin particles.
You must control ants because they can create satellite nests that collect food for the main nest. The queen will remain safe and untouched in a separate nest. If the satellite nest is destroyed, the queen could simply create another one in the same place. Fox Pest Control has the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively provide ant control in Lafayette.
Ants that sting. Some ants have a painful sting, almost like a wasp. You need to control fire ants, harvester ants, and oak ants - they are among those stinging ants that live in the United States.
Carpenter ants. You must exterminate carpenter ants because they can carve tunnels and galleries through virtually any kind of wood, causing major structural damage.
Some ants, like the aggressive red imported fire ants, deliver a painful sting. This sting has often been compared to a wasp or bee sting and can be a serious problem for those with an allergy to insect stings.
The main difference is the size. While most ants in Lafayette are about ⅛ inch long, carpenter ant workers are closer to ½ inch, about four times bigger. Carpenter ants can vary in color, from solid black, to orange, red and black, yellow, or solid red.
Graylin Campbell came by today for my quarterly visit!! Great Service and Great Company!! (Fox Pest Control!!)
– Michael Saunier
Posted December 09, 2020
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– Kevin Cantrelle
Posted November 25, 2020
John was very kind and did an extremely professional and thorough job. Very glad I chose fox and I would definitely recommend them!
– Timothy Hogarth
Posted November 16, 2020
John has been excellent for us! He worked with us very patiently through our ant issue and he is the reason we use Fox Pest Control. He definitely took a personal interest in resolving our issue.
– Colby Neal
Posted November 14, 2020
We just had our 2nd service with Fox Pest Control. Graylin was fantastic. Very helpful, professional, and quiet. He completed all of his services and I barely knew he was there. So far, we are very pleased with Fox Pest Control services.
– Lauren Stone
Posted November 13, 2020
I use Fox for my quarterly extermination. Each technician that has come has always been extremely professional and polite. Today, John came to spray my home. He was very nice and even talked to my dog to try to calm him down as he was afraid.
– tracy veselka
Posted November 13, 2020
If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
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