Ant Control & Extermination in Dallas, TX
Keeping Colonies Out of Your Home
Ant control in Dallas is something you may already be familiar with. Ants will continue marching one by one, unless you control them. Some ants may seem harmless and others, like fire ants, might as well be the devil’s children, but really, all of them are bad. You may think that these little pests are nothing to worry about, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Every Kind of Ant is Different
When it comes to ant control in Dallas, you have to be smart. The problem with ants is that there are so many different species. To the average Joe and Jane, these ants all look the same. However, to our experienced technicians, they couldn’t be more different. Just like you and your neighbors all love different things, so do these neighboring ants. Some ant species are obsessed with your yard, and others will turn their nose up at it. Maybe they prefer to make their way into your house, or even worse, your food!
To get rid of ants, you have to know the type you’re dealing with. Since some species are pretty hard to get rid of, the DIY methods are simply too gentle to stop them in their tracks. You need maximum-strength solutions, applied by pest control experts who know exactly what you’re dealing with.
How to Spot Ants
Before you can call us to get rid of ants, you need to know how to spot them. You could have an ant infestation and never even know. Most ants are pretty good at hiding, and like to blend in with bushes, shrubs, twigs, and trees.
Some species of ants don’t bother hiding. They like to climb the different trees and bushes in the yard, and they may even be in your home. Ants usually get in from small holes or cracks in the home that lead outdoors. Because ants are so small, it’s not hard for them to come in from even the smallest of holes.
Other ants, like carpenter ants, can be detected from the damage they leave behind. These ants cause significant damage to the home by hollowing out wood to create their nests. Piles of wood shavings are a good indicator of their presence, and there may even be strange noises in the wall. But, have no fear, you’re not in a horror movie. That noise coming from your wall is the carpenter ant. Thankfully, unlike termites, they cause a lot less damage and can take years before anything structurally is damaged.
One sign that you may have an ant infestation is the presence of ant piles in your yard. These structures may look like piles of dirt, but it’s really the dirt that has been dug up from ants creating the underground tunnels for their nests. Ant tunnels can be hard to spot from far away, and you may not notice them until it’s too late and the ants have made themselves at home.
Another sign to look out for is trailing ants. Anytime you see ants trailing, even if it's on your foundation or your pipes, it’s a good sign that the ants are away from their nest and looking for a food source. Unfortunately, that food source usually ends up being you. Your trash, leftover toddler’s crumbs, or even a full course meal sounds delicious to every ant. Before you know it, they are in your house ready to eat.
Don’t Let Ants Cause Problems in Your Home
As soon as you see those ants trailing into your home, you may begin to get itchy. Something about seeing bugs brings out that itch! But believe it or not, that’s not the only problem that ants will bring to your home. In fact, ants can do a lot of damage to you and your house.
Some ants are pretty harmless, like the sugar ant. However, even harmless ants can cause problems. They may nest in your food or your home. Imagine going to grab a bowl of your favorite cereal, pouring it into a bowl, and seeing ants crawling all over it. Unfortunately, that’s something we’ve seen before!
While sugar ants and a few other types of ants may eat your food, they are probably the most harmless. Other ants, like fire ants, are something you definitely need to worry about.
Fire ants are one of the most dangerous ants. The problem with them is that they create ant piles or hills that are hard to see. These occur in your grass or dirt, and if you step on one, it’s bad news. Fire ants sting, and the sting is very similar to that of bees and wasps. Not only will you feel it, but it will blister and fill up with a clear fluid. The stings will itch for a few days to a few weeks, and the pain can be extreme. When you see fire ants around your property, you should get our ant exterminators on the phone immediately. Our services can prevent a serious attack from happening.
Carpenter ants are another type of ant that can cause big problems. These ants will hollow out your wood siding. While they cause a lot less damage than termites, they are also sneakier. You may not find carpenter ants infesting your home for years, and this can cause major structural damage to your home.
Our Ant Control Services
Ants are easily the biggest problem we find with residential properties, and a lot of times, the infestations are so large that it can take multiple treatments just to get rid of them. With ants, restricted-use products are often needed. That means that only a professional ant exterminator can use them to get rid of ant infestations.
We use a combination of bait and pesticide to get rid of the ants. Depending on the species invading your home, we may need to use a dust pesticide that we can dust into cracks and holes, leaving behind pesticides that will kill the ants.
How Much Does Ant Control Cost?
The biggest question we get is how much we charge for ant extermination. We understand that cost is a big issue for many people, which is why we bundle our ant control services with preventive pest control to help keep the problem under control once we get rid of the infestation. While there is no telling how large the infestation is without seeing your property, we will get it under control no matter how big it is.
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
We know how difficult it is to get ants under control, but we’re a professional company that is willing to do whatever it takes to get rid of the issue at hand. Our experienced technicians will identify the ant species that you’re having problems with. After that, we will choose a special pesticide or bait that has the best chance of getting rid of that specific ant species.
If you’re seeing a trail of ants or a small hill, it may only take one treatment to get the ant population down. However, you then need the follow up preventive treatments to break up the egg cycle and ensure that ants don’t come back to infest your home again. With our quarterly service, we will make sure that the ants are gone for good.
When you sign up with Vinx Home Services Inc, we guarantee that we will solve your ant problem. We offer free re-services, so you can rest easy knowing those ants are done! You can kiss the trail of ants goodbye, you can stop worrying about small crumbs, and you won’t have to even think about ants invading your pantry.
With our ant attack pest control and ant control services, your problem will no longer be an issue. You know you’re in good hands with our team!
“Eddie arrived and assessed the situation. In less than 30 minutes he came up with a plan and the bird was set free.”- Alfred W.
“He is also another extremely hard working professional individual.”- Robert W.
“So far, I'm pleased and look forward to my follow up appointments to keep the wasps away.”- LaShan W.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee
Next Day Service Guarantee
Focused on Your Safety and Convenience
Kid and Pet Friendly Products and Technology
Warrantied Services for Your Peace of Mind
Above and Beyond Customer Service