Ant Exterminators, Control & Removal
Serving Georgia & Tennessee
Allgood Pest Solutions has been solving ant pest control issues for generations. Our ant exterminators will quickly eliminate ants, show you likely spots where they are entering your home, and recommend ways to ensure your house stays ant-free.
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- We are QualityPro Certified
- We are ranked the 29th largest pest control company in the US
- We offer the Allgood Pest Solutions Repair Warranty- 100% Guarantee against any damage while under warranty- no deductible
- We guarantee results or we’ll come back and make it right
- We employ long-term, well-trained professionals
Ants in Georgia & Tennessee
Common ant species found in the Southeast include:
- Argentine ants build nests near water sources.
- Carpenter ants prefer to nest and excavate water-damaged wood.
- Fire ants can sting in unison and their venom can cause anaphylactic shock.
- Odorous House ants emit a rotten coconut smell and infest kitchens and pantries.
- Pavement ants nest under flat stones, sidewalks, and concrete slabs outdoors.
- Pharaoh ants nest indoors, especially in commercial buildings with artificial heating.
- Tawny Crazy ants will nest in electrical equipment where they chew wires.
- Trap-Jaw ants are known for their large powerful jaws that snap shut on prey or objects.
FREQUENTLY-ASKED ANT QUESTIONS
How many types of ants are there?
Around the world, there are more than 12,000 types of ants. In the United States, there are upwards of 1,000 ant species. Out of those, there are nearly 25 that are known to infest homes. Here in Georgia and Tennessee, there are just a handful of ants that we regularly deal with, including odorous house ants, pavement ants, carpenter ants, and fire ants.
Do ants bite?
Ants are capable of biting humans, but their bite is not painful. However, some species—like the fire ant—can inflict a painful sting. Most ants do not bite humans and are generally not considered dangerous, however, it is important to remember that some species can bite and sting, introduce diseases, damage electrical wires and equipment, and contaminate food sources.
How big are ant colonies?
Ant colonies can grow to contain more than 10,000 members, and some can even branch into super-colonies wherein multiple nests and colonies cooperate. Ants are known to be very social insects. They live in colonies with a leader queen ant as well as worker ants. In fact, most ant species contain four different types of ants: the queen, drones, female workers, and reproductives. The average lifespan of an ant colony varies—fire ant colonies, for example, can live up to seven years! The larger the ant mound, the more mature and large the colony within.
What are ants attracted to?
Ants are considered omnivores for feeding on both plant and animal matter. Depending on the species and the time of year, they will be attracted to protein, sweet and greasy substances. Spilled foods, crumbs, and pet food left out in the open appeal to ants. Ants also need water to survive. Excess moisture in the kitchens or bathrooms from leaky pipes and faucets will often draw ants into the home. Thankfully, you can easily prevent ants by limiting the things they are attracted to in your home.
Where do ants come from?
Ants live outdoors in underground nests. When seeking food, water, and shelter ants can enter homes through cracks in the foundation, any gaps or openings in exterior walls, vents drains, or cables. Ants also sneak in underneath garage and exterior doors and through holes in window screens and gaps around windows and doors. When scout ants find a food source in your home they will lay down a chemical trail for other ants to follow. This is why a small ant problem can suddenly get much worse in a matter of days.
Why are there flying ants in the house?
During certain times of the year, ants will swarm in order to mate. This is the cause of why you may see flying ants in your home. These winged ants are called “reproductives”. When a colony is expanding, the reproductives come out of the colony to mate. These flying ants are often confused with termites, however, ants have thinner waists and shorter wings. If flying ants are seen in the home in the winter, it’s an indication that ants are living within the structure.
Where do ants go in my home?
Argentine ants, carpenter ants, odorous house ants, and pharaoh ants will all nest in walls and protective voids in homes, especially during the colder months. Ants will enter homes through cracks and crevices to access food and moisture resources indoors that they lack outdoors. Once inside your warm walls, they can chew through and damage electrical wiring causing a potential fire hazard. Other than your walls, ants will hide in cracks in your bedroom, living rooms, basements, air conditioning and heating units, and more.
Do ants hibernate?
Ant activity dips in the winter, but they don’t disappear completely. Ants will often prepare for the winter by seeking out warm places deep within soil or under rocks to wait out the cold months ahead. They also will consume a large amount of food in the fall to put on fat in order to overwinter. Their movements become sluggish, and colonies will hunker down in clusters until the warm weather returns.
Are ants dangerous?
Ants pose the biggest threat to properties with the destruction certain species can cause. Here in Georgia and Tennessee, the carpenter ant is considered to be very dangerous because of their wood-destroying habits. While not as dangerous as termites, their activity can cause structural damage over time. Tawny crazy ants are also considered dangerous for their habit of nesting in electronics. Once inside, they can chew on wires and create a fire hazard.
How do I get rid of ants?
Ants can be extremely difficult to get rid of, and unfortunately, DIY ant pest control is mostly ineffective and can be dangerous if not used properly. If you spot one ant or a trail of ants in your home, follow the trail to locate their entry point. Entry points can include baseboards along walls, underneath doors, plumbing fixtures, and cabinets. Seal entry points with a silicone-based caulk and spray undiluted vinegar along the trail. Repair leaky plumbing and eliminate food sources by storing foods in containers, cleaning floors, and sanitizing all surfaces. Always call your local ant exterminators when you are having recurring infestations.
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Georgia’s Best Ant Exterminators
When winter comes to an end, it’s time to celebrate: the return of warm weather, and the anticipation of spring and summer. But when warm weather arrives, so do ants. Hundreds of ants can appear overnight. At Allgood Pest Solutions, our professional ant removal technicians can help you to identify and eradicate ants from your home or business.
Our Ant Pest Control Methods
The most important step to getting rid of your ant infestation is proper identification of the species. The ant exterminators at Allgood Pest Solutions can inspect your property, identify the species, and offer a customized solution for your ant problem. Not only can we safely eliminate your current ant infestation, we can provide you with year-round pest control services to prevent future ant pest control issues. For more information about ants or to learn how we can control ants, contact us today!
Customized Pest Control Plans
There is no single off-the-shelf solution for every pest problem. Each Allgood Pest Solutions plan is tailored to the specific needs of our individual customers. We take the time to understand the challenges pests present to your property and to determine how to gain the best results while working with your family’s schedule.
Ant Exterminators, Control & Removal in Atlanta & Knoxville Metros and Surrounding Areas
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