Professional Ant Exterminator Serving Vienna, WV, and the Surrounding Areas

Lamp Pestproof & Wildlife Control Offers Ant Extermination

Lamp Pestproof & Wildlife Control works to exterminate both ants and carpenter ants. Food and drink spills, high-moisture areas, and sugary substances attract ants. Carpenter ants, on the other hand, excavate deteriorating, moist wood where they build their nests. Carpenter ants are commonly found in porch pillars, roofs, windowsills, telephone poles, tress, rotting logs, stumps, and wood that is in contact with soil. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood removed during nest-building activities, but they deposit the wood outside entrances to the colony in small piles.

Both types of ants cause destruction to homes, whether they tunnel into the structure, or they get into the cabinets and contaminate your food. If you notice large groups of ants in your Vienna-area home, call Lamp Pestproof & Wildlife Control today at (866) 524-1799, or get a quote from us online.

How to Tell if Ants Have Invaded Your Home in Vienna, WV

If you begin to see ant trails throughout your Vienna-area home, or you notice large amounts of ants surrounding a specific area, you may have an ant infestation. Ants usually come into buildings through cracks around doors, windows, or through holes. They can easily slip in under the radar and begin their colonies away from the human eye.

Carpenter ants dig their way through damaged or moist wood, commonly under sinks or in basements and bathrooms. If you see wood shavings on the floor, that could be the sign of carpenter ants, or possibly termites. While carpenter ants do not eat the wood, they still weaken the structure and pose a threat.

How to Fight Back and Prevent Future Ant Infestations

When ants invade your home, store-bought traps do not do the trick. Ants burrow deep into your walls or floors, making the store-bought traps unable to get to the source. Lamp Pestproof & Wildlife Control can provide more intensive extermination baits and traps to get the ants at their source.
To keep ants away after extermination, eliminate sources of moisture or standing water. Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house so they cannot use these to get into your home. Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around the bottom of your house to keep out both ants and carpenter ants. Make sure that firewood and building materials are not stored next to your home. Contact Lamp Pestproof & Wildlife Control for more information on how to keep ants away from your home in the Mid-Ohio Valley.