Ant Exterminator for Properties in Springfield, VA
Ant infestations can be extremely irritable for any resident or property owner in Springfield, VA. When the issue gets out of hand, it seems like your problem will never end. That’s where Blake’s Pest Control comes in. Our team of experts specialize in ant removal and extermination in the Springfield, VA, region. There are many species of ants that crawl around Virginia and Blake’s Pest Control knows the proper way to remove them. We are a locally owned and operated organization, and with more than 16 years of experience conducting insect pest control, Blake’s knows efficient methods for ant control when they begin to infest your property.
There are several ways to take care of ant extermination, and the specific type of service and the frequency at which we perform our services will depend upon the degree of your ant infestation. The professionals at Blake’s Pest Control can figure out the seriousness of your ant issues and put forward the best plan of attack to eliminate them from your property in Springfield, VA. And we don’t stop there. Once we performed our ant extermination services, we will help you with preventive practices to prevent them from infesting your property again.
Common Ant Varieties in Virginia
Red Imported Fire Ants – This particular species of ants is native to South America, but over the past decades, they have become common in Virginia. Red imported fire ants are highly aggressive and they’re known for their bite which stings and their red bodies. If you notice that these ants are on your property or coming into your home, you’ll want to take care of the situation right away.
Pavement Ants – Pavement ants do have a stinger but they’re not aggressive. However, they can be a problem for your home. Pavement ants come in large numbers and can easily infest your property looking for food. This could lead to spreading bacteria and contaminating your food. You can find their anthills in a lot of Virginia yards.
Odorous House Ants – Odorous house ants are small, but they do emit a foul odor when crushed. Many liken the bad scent to rotting coconut. Like pavement ants, they’ll infest your home in search of sugary items.
Carpenter Ants – Carpenter ants thrive in damp wood and they are a natural decomposer for woodlands. These characteristics, though, are not what you want nesting in your house. Unlike termites, they do not eat wood but they’ll chew through it to make a nesting area.
Acrobat Ants – Acrobat ants have a few distinct features. The most prominent one is their heart-shaped abdomen. They can also hold up their abdomen over the rest of their body and do so when they’re being disturbed. In addition to being disturbed, they emit a foul odor. Like carpenter ants, they can hollow out wood and the insulation in your home.
Pharaoh Ants – Pharaoh ants have pale yellow (with a reddish hint) bodies and their abdomens are typically black. This species of ant gets its name from the belief that they were part of the plagues of ancient Egypt but that was debunked. Pharaoh ants commonly invade homes and hospitals.
Other common ant species that we find in Virginia include little black ants and Argentine ants.
Call Blake’s Pest Control Today
If you have an ant infestation problem, you need to call a professional today. Blake’s Pest Control is licensed by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and we’re Springfield’s leading ant exterminator. You can get in touch with us at 703-490-0081.