Pest Control For Ants

Ants are the most common residential pest. Like most bugs, they are drawn to homes in search of shelter, water, and food. Depending on the region, noticeable spikes in ant activity coincide with seasonal needs of ant colonies. Little Black Ants, Carpenter Ants, Fire Ants, Pavement Ants, Odorous House Ants, Crazy Ants, Argentine Ants, Acrobat Ants

Ant Prevention Checklist

Our Method for Each Visit


Your technician will introduce himself, discuss the process, and check for pest activity.


Rather than pumping loads of chemicals all over your house, we use a small amount of the best products in the right places.


Your technician will explain what was treated, share prevention tips, and provide a statement of the work performed.


We call and/or email you about one week before your next appointment.

Types of Ants

General Info: These ants can raise their abdomen over their thorax (mid-section) and head when disturbed. There are several species of Acrobat Ants, even at altitudes up to 8,000 feet.

  • Length: 1/16″ – 3/8″
  • Region Found: Across the Country
  • Residential Location: The workers often find a way inside homes by trailing along tree limbs and utility lines, and entering through cracks or holes around window frames, soffits, door thresholds, and other vulnerable spots. Once inside, acrobat ants typically nest in wall voids or wood that has been subjected to high moisture and fungal decay – the same conditions favored by carpenter ants.
  • Random/Interesting Fact: Workers of many species emit a repulsive odor when alarmed, warning other workers of danger.
  • Identification: Usually light brown-black, but sometimes multicolor. The abdomen is shaped like a heart (broadest towards midsection and sharply pointed at rear).

AKA “Sugar Ants”
General Info: Yes, “Little Black Ants” is really the name for these tiny ants. Thay are often mistaken for Pharoah ants, odorous house ants and acrobat ants because they are all strongly attracted to sugar-based foods.

  • Length: 1/16″ (1.5-2 mm)
  • Region Found: Throughout the United States
  • Residential Location: Frequently seen in the kitchen and dining room areas. Colonies are found around wookwork, cabinet and wall voids. They feed on grease , oil, meats, fruits, vegetables, corn meal and sweets.
  • Random/Interesting Fact: Winged reproductibves appear from the months of June to August.
  • Identification: Dark brown and black, has antenna and a small stinger.

General Info: These ants get their common name from their habit of hollowing out galleries in pieces of wood for nesting purposes. This nesting habit can result in structural damage. All species of carpenter ants mainly attack wood that is or has been wet and damaged by mold. Even though these ants first invade wet, decayed wood, they may soon begin building paths through dry, undamaged wood.

  • Length: 3/8″ – 3/4″
  • Region Found: Throughout the United States, most commonly in Northeast and Northwest
  • Residential Location: They usually come into buildings through cracks around doors, windows, or through holes for wires. They will also crawl along overhead wires, shrubs, or tree limbs that touch the building far above the ground. Carpenter ants can forage up to 300 feet.
  • Random/Interesting Fact: Unlike termites, Carpenter Ants do not eat the wood they destroy. Their excavation results in smooth tunnels inside the wood.
  • Identification: These are much bigger than normal ants and they have no stinger. Carpenter ants can be black, brown, and red.

AKA “Red Imported Fire Ants”

General Info: These red ants build large mound nests that are flattened, irregular in shape, and between two and four square feet in size. They are commonly introduced into new areas through potted plants, shrubs and trees.

Length: 1/16″ – 1/4″
Region Found: Southern United States. From Maryland down to Florida west through Texas all the way to Southern California.
Residential Location: Fire ants build nests in the yard. Only in extremely rare instances do they come indoors.
Random/Interesting Fact: Fire Ants are known to painfully and repeatedly bite and sting victims. They are an invasive species from South America that has taken over the Southern US.
Identification: Medium sized red and black ant. The above-ground portion of the mounds are displaced soil and sand.

General Info: Pavement ants will eat just about anything: cheese, meat, nuts, bread, seeds, fruit, honey, and other insects.

  • Length: 1/16″ – 1/8″
  • Region Found: Mostly in the Eastern US and Pacific Coast.
  • Residential Location: Most likely to be found in masonry walls, meaning brick or concrete block walls. They can also be found along pavement (surprise, surprise!) insulation, and near stones and rocks.
  • Random/Interesting Fact: Pavement Ants are known to climb brick walls in excess of 30′ high in search of food for the colony.
  • Identification: Like many species of small ants, Pavement Ants are difficult to identify with the naked eye. If it’s small, brown, and found near bricks, pavement, or concrete, you might have a pavement ant.

General Info: Odorous House Ants are small ants found around the home that smell bad when they are squished. The scent is described similar to a rotting coconut.

  • Length: 1/16″ – 1/8″
  • Region Found: Across the country
  • Residential Location: When indoors, this species is found In wall voids near condensation, leaky fixtures, or damaged wood. Outdoors, Odorous House Ants like exposed soil and piles of wood.
  • Random/Interesting Fact: These ants have a sweet tooth…figuratively. They prefer honeydew and other sugary foods.
  • Identification: Small, brown-black body with no stinger.

General Info: Argentine ant colonies can grow to monumental size. A single colony can contain several hundred thousand workers. These dark brown-black ants give off a musty odor when squished

  • Length: 1/16″ – 1/4″
  • Region Found: Across the country
  • Residential Location: Anywhere with water and a food source
  • Random/Interesting Fact: They are native to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay and were probably introduced to New Orleans via coffee ships from Brazil in the late 1800’s.
  • Identification: The body varies from light to dark brown. They have no stinger, but they will bite if provoked. Workers do emit a stale greasy or musty odor when crushed.

Programs & Pricing Options


Guaranteed control of pests including common ants, spiders, wasps, roaches, & mice.


Initial treatment followed by yearly monitoring from our trustworthy team.


Quote can be estimated in 2 min over the form or through our contact form.

Understanding Our General Pest Control

Say goodbye to a line of dead bugs on your front porch. We go beyond typical pest control by spreading granules in the yard to provide an additional barrier. Our products do not harm the lawn, yet they effectively prevent pests from reaching your home.

We carefully apply the best products on the market in a way that seals the tiny insect entry points around the walls and foundation.

Rather than spraying all of the floors and walls like some companies, we target pests where they hide. You will not need to leave the room.

For mice and a few other pests, excluding access to the home is always the preferred option. We will work with you to identify and fix pest entry points. For example, a little steel wool or caulking in the right crevice can go a long way.

Many pests prefer safe harbor in moist, dark voids. If wet-wall pest activity is suspected, we will make an application in a safe manner inside the walls through existing holes around accessible plumbing.

With advanced IPM, we do not need to lay a product down on every inch of your property to control the pests. If you need us to fix an ant hill in the back yard, some spiders on the kids play-place, or something of that nature, we will gladly perform a spot treatment at no charge on your next recurring visit.

At the conclusion of each service visit, your technician will provide you with a statement of the work performed and offer insightful tips you can apply to reduce future pest activity.

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We are confident that your technicians have the knowledge and experience to solve your pest problems.

Our expertly trained pest control team members strive for 100% satisfaction. We make sure that the treatments we deliver are based on your personal needs and concerns in order for you to enjoy a pest-free home year-round. Our state-of-the-art pest control tools and top-notch customer service will help alleviate almost any pest concerns you may have. So go ahead, give us a call for a free quote and see why Insight Pest Solutions is the preferred pest control company in your area.

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