Pittsburgh Ant Control Specialists
Seeing the occasional ant in your kitchen may not seem like a big deal, but where there’s one ant, there are usually thousands more. They’re also incredibly difficult to eliminate on your own, as store-bought sprays don't get to the source of the problem. For ant control you can rely on, trust Witt Pest Management.
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An ant infestation can take over your home seemingly overnight, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and uncomfortable. If that’s the case, you can rely on our professional ant control services. Our highly-trained technicians will use the best products on the market to swiftly eliminate these bugs as soon as the same day. Whether you’re looking to reclaim your home or yard from these pests, we’ve got you covered!
When you partner with Witt Pest Management for ant control service, we will:
- Locate all the nests on your property.
- Determine what species has infested your home.
- Create a custom plan to quickly get rid of ants.
- Target existing insects inside your home.
- Treat along your foundation to create a protective barrier.
- Eliminate anthills and trails to prevent future infestations.
Types of Ants In Greater Pittsburgh
There are three types of ants you’re likely to spot in your home: odorous house ants, pavement ants, and carpenter ants. While they’re unlikely to harm you or your family, these ants can contaminate your food and damage your home. Regardless of the type of ant, our exterminators are prepared to quickly eliminate the infestation!
These pests are found throughout the city and are unique in the way they are able to lift their abdomen up over the rest of their body. Compared to other ants on this list, this type of ant doesn't usually create much of a problem. Although they can be found in decaying wood around a home, they typically do minimal damage. They are not a significant wood-destroying insect-like carpenter ants or termites. And, acrobat ants are not usually found indoors, since they prefer to live outside.
The tunneling behavior of these wood-carving ants cost property owners in the United States hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Unlike acrobat ants, carpenter ants love to get inside homes. But they are not seen in large numbers in living spaces. If you see one or two large black ants wandering around your kitchen, these are likely carpenter ant scouts, out looking for food sources. But they can get all their food outside, and they prefer to stay hidden inside walls. One or two of these bugs in your kitchen could be an indication of thousands, just out of sight, inside your walls.
These ants get their name because of the strong lemony odor they emit when squished or threatened and, perhaps, because of their yellow coloring. Citronella ants are mostly just a nuisance to have around but they can be quite disturbing when they invade in large numbers. No one likes opening a cabinet door to find a food source completely covered in a mass of ants. Also citronella ants, like many other species, can transfer harmful bacteria to foods and food preparation surfaces. This can lead to household members developing flu-like symptoms.
These tiny bugs are fast-moving creatures that move in an erratic pattern (which is how they get the word "crazy" in their name). Commonly found in yards, these ants have no problem invading homes when they find a way inside. Not only can they quickly become a nuisance/disturbance when they invade in large numbers, but they can also be an issue when they get into electronics and car engines.
ODOROUS HOUSE ANTS
These ants get their name because, when they are crushed (or sometimes only threatened) they give off an unpleasant odor that some describe as a rotten coconut smell. These ants are mostly just a nuisance but they also have the capability to contaminate foods with harmful bacteria.
These bugs prefer to live in the cracks of pavement or similar locations. Sometimes they are mistaken for carpenter ants since both types of these ants are black. But pavement ants are much smaller than carpenter ants and they do not damage the wood of a home in any way. Pavement ants are mostly just a nuisance pest but they can invade in large numbers and possibly contaminate food sources.
Enjoy Same-Day Ant Removal Services!
These insects don’t give you a warning when they’re going to invade your home and allow you to take measures to avoid them. That’s why when you team up with the experts here at Witt Pest Management, we’re pleased to offer same-day ant treatments! That means you don’t have to wait days for our technicians to come out, and take care of your infestation. Here at Witt Pest Management, we have over 100 years of experience dealing with pests in Pennsylvania, and we know how to get the job done! It’s time to take back your home from an ant infestation!
Should pests persist in between scheduled treatments, simply let us know and we'll re-service your home for no additional cost to you. That's our guarantee to you!
Witt Pest Management has been providing the best pest control in Pittsburgh since 1908. We’re proud to help our neighbors achieve pest-free homes and can’t wait to help you! We service the following areas in Pennsylvania: