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The O’Hara Approach to Ant Control

There are 12,000 know ant species worldwide but only 40 in the United States.  Ant control in West Palm Beach is particularly challenging because ants enter homes through cracks and quickly establish new colonies. Homes make perfect shelters for ants because they have all the resources needed to support colony expansion.

The key to control is prevention and the O’Hara Pest Control perimeter system. Regularly scheduled treatments around the exterior of the structure by trained professional helps control ants and keep them out. We’ll even contact you the day before and 30 minutes prior to the visit to ensure that you’re ready.

We’ll leave a tag on your door showing that the technician has completed the premium service. Indoor visits are scheduled separately and carried out safely by trained techs. No smelly sprays and no danger to pets or people. We guarantee our treatment or your money back!

Can Ants Cause a Health Hazard?

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Yes! Although many ants don’t bite or are inherent carriers of diseases themselves, they tend to travel over bacteria they carry with them when the march over food sources. This type of contamination often leads to allergies and diseases.

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Like with all insects, ants are found where they have readily available food and shelter. The best way to stop an ant problem before it starts is by minimizing the amount of exposed food around the house. You can do this by putting away or tightly storing pet food, keep all eating to a single room in the house so it’s easy to clean, and just being thorough in your cleaning routine. Ants like to hide and enter the house through small cracks and holes, identifying these entry points and sealing them will go a long way in preventing an infestation.


Why Do I Have Ants?

Ants, like all insects, are attracted to locations where they can find nutrition and shelter. If ants have invaded your home, it’s likely that they’ve found a reliable source of exposed food and water. The key to effective ant control in West Palm Beach is eliminating their food sources quickly.

How Do I Get Rid of Ants?

If a massive ant colony has settled in, you’ll likely need professional ant control in West Palm Beach. For smaller colonies, household remedies like ant traps or store-bought sprays can do the trick. Keep in mind there is no better way to stop an ant infestation than by taking preventative measures. Thoroughly cleaning any food crumbs and making sure pet food is covered will save you from having an ant problem in the first place.

What Types of Ants Do I Have?

There are thousands of species of ants but the most common house invaders in the United States are carpenter ants, odorous house ants, and pavement ants. When our professionals visit your home for ant control in West Palm Beach, they’ll tailor the treatment depending on the species they find.

Carpenter Ants

One of the larger species of house ants (ranging from ¼ to ½ an inch in length), carpenter ants, true to their namesake, like to eat their way through wood. Large infestations have been known to destroy wooden structures and cause substantial damage to homes.

Odorous House Ants

These ants are quite small (1/8th to 1/6th of an inch) and tend to be either black or dark brown in color. They get their name due to the distinct rotten coconut smell they emit when they’re harmed.

Pavement Ants

These ants are slightly bigger than odorous house ants (about 3/8th of an inch in length) but have a similar dark brown to black coloration. They like to burrow in cracks in the pavement, along sidewalks, under foundations, and walls.

Where Do Ants Come From?

Space! Specifically, outside spaces or the tiny spaces of small cracks and other crevices around your house that are perfectly suited for ant colonies. This is why we commonly recommend sealing small cracks around with house with some caulk, as it prevents ants from getting into the home.

How Much Does Ant Control in West Palm Beach Cost?

The price for ant control varies depending on many factors, including the type of and frequency of treatment. Contact us to discuss the details of your needs and concerns!

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