Ant infestation is the most commonly reported pest problem. These tiny scavengers will enter your home or business looking for moisture and an accessible food source. Rotting or damp wood that is moldy can attract ants. Ants also feed on sugar, cheese, meats, vegetables, grease, peanut butter, and dead insects.
Ants often enter a home through cracks around windows or doors, but they can find numerous entrances to your home or building. Once inside, the growing ant colony can become a problem quickly, as ants mature from juveniles to adults within a matter of days.
It is necessary to properly identify the ant species that you have in order to effectively eradicate them. Of the thousands of species of ants, the four listed below are the most commonly found in the United States.
Argentine Ants: These are 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch long and dark brown or black. These are the most common ants in Southern California. They move quickly in loose trails. They live in large Mega-Colonies that spread across entire cities, counties, or even states.
Carpenter Ants: are about five eighths inches long. They tend to burrow in damp wood but have also been known to damage solid wood. They do not eat the wood, but simply remove it in order to build a nest.
Red Imported Fire Ants: vary in size from one-eighth to three-eighths inches. They construct large mounds for nests and administer painful stings.
Pavement Ants: are about one-eighth inch long. They generally make their nests in pavement cracks and are also capable of infesting a building.
Pharaoh Ants: are about one-sixteenth inch long. These ants are commonly found in hospitals and nursing homes, where they are are capable of transmitting Staphylococcus and Psuedomans infections. Pharaoh Ants also invade restaurants, apartment buildings and similar dwellings.
Ants with wings can easily be mistaken for termites, which may lead to a wrong treatment. In comparison, ants have a very narrow thorax (mid-section), while termites' bodies are more uniform.
PacWest Exterminators can help you identify the ants invading your home and treat them quickly and efficiently. We use only the highest quality non-repellent treatments to control Ants. It is important to never use standard pesticides on ants as it will only make the problem worse in the long run or even trap them inside your home. Call the professionals at PacWest Exterminators to properly eradicate your ant invaders.
Free Pest Quote
Get a Home Pest Control Quote
- Peace of mind
- Save Money
- Tailored Solutions
- There is no substitute for experience
- Highly recommended on Angie's List
Our technicians have up-to-date knowledge of the techniques available for use in treating your home and business and will create a customized treatment and maintenance program for each customer!
PacWest Exterminators is a family owned and operated company that is committed to our customers. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. We are down to earth and offer free estimates for your pest control needs. Please call us and we would be happy to help you.
If you’re having a problem with rodents, then we have a licensed technician who can track and eliminate them for you. Maybe termites are bugging you, than call for a free inspection. We are a one stop shop for all your pest control needs.
Integrated-Pest-Management is as a system of controlling pests by combining biological, chemical, cultural, mechanical and physical control methods in a way that minimizes health and environmental risks.
PacWest Exterminators provides peace of mind and protection from unwanted pest invaders by partnering with our customers to safely supply effective, professional expertise to those experiencing problems in their homes, schools, businesses, rental properties, and places of worship.
PacWest Continues to Set High Standards for Ourselves so that Our Customers Receive the Best Possible Service. Our technicians are Knowledgeable of the Latest in Pest Control Techniques, This Enables Us to Customize Effective Treatment Plans for Every Situation.
We are especially adept at solving your problems with Argentine Ants in Orange County, even if over-the-counter products have made the problem worse. We have a lot of experience in solving your problems with Cockroaches in Los Angeles.
PacWest Exterminators is a full service residential, commercial and industrial pest control company serving the greater Orange County and LA communities.
We take pride in our exceptional customer service. Each PacWest associate is dedicated to the customer and exhibits integrity and respect when coming into your home or property.
7377 La Palma Avenue, #6166
Buena Park, CA 90622
Contact Us today for a FREE Quote!