Do you have an ant problem? These pests are one of the most common problems plaguing Harrisburg Area homeowners and can be difficult to get rid of. As they live in colonies of hundreds or thousands, our Fox Pest Control technicians know that any ant spotting could be sign of an infestation. Read below to find out if you have an infestation, and what you can do about it.
If you have large black or brown ants in or around your home, you may have a carpenter ant problem. If that is the case, our carpenter ant page is a great place to start.
You might already know for sure that you have an ant problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of an ant infestation in Harrisburg Area.
They can be in dirt or sand, or they can be covered in growing, healthy grass.
Ants will travel long distances for food. Ant trails may disappear after the food source is gone.
In grass, sand, or even cracks in brick or cement
Think you have a ant problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (717) 366-9627 for a free Harrisburg Area ant control quote.
Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized ant treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain ant free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the ants don’t come back. If you see any ant activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
The best way to get rid of ants permanently is with professional Harrisburg Area pest control and ant extermination because we have all the right tools and knowledge. While you wait for the professionals to come, vacuum frequently for anything ants can use as food, like fallen crumbs, grains of sugar, and hair follicles or skin particles.
You must control ants because they can create satellite nests that collect food for the main nest. The queen will remain safe and untouched in a separate nest. If the satellite nest is destroyed, the queen could simply create another one in the same place. Fox Pest Control has the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively provide ant control in Harrisburg Area.
Ants that sting. Some ants have a painful sting, almost like a wasp. You need to control fire ants, harvester ants, and oak ants - they are among those stinging ants that live in the United States.
Carpenter ants. You must exterminate carpenter ants because they can carve tunnels and galleries through virtually any kind of wood, causing major structural damage.
Some ants, like the aggressive red imported fire ants, deliver a painful sting. This sting has often been compared to a wasp or bee sting and can be a serious problem for those with an allergy to insect stings.
The main difference is the size. While most ants in Harrisburg Area are about ⅛ inch long, carpenter ant workers are closer to ½ inch, about four times bigger. Carpenter ants can vary in color, from solid black, to orange, red and black, yellow, or solid red.
Fox Pest Control was very timely with my request and offered many options. Ed was very friendly and knowledgeable about the process. When I spoke to him about the concerns I had regarding my dog he gave me different options and suggestions to ensure my dog would remain safe! Thanks Ed!
Special thanks to Cawayne Nunes for excellent service! Special thanks to Brandon for an excellent service performed today!
Gawayne Nunes from Fox stopped by and took care of my home. I have had excellent service from Fox since joining up and even when the kids find an ant or spider a quick call and they are out in a day or two to retreat the entire home and ensure that we do not have any more issues. Lets face it pests will constantly look for free food, free homes, etc. and without ongoing support they will find new ways in to get what they can find. They have been consistently pleasant to work with and have made regular visits to check and ensure a barrier remains around the premises and check for possible issues. What more could you look for in a pest control company?
We have been a customer of Fox Pest Control for the past year and have been happy with results. Cawayne Nunes was our technician who came for scheduled service. He was very professional, friendly, and did a thorough job. Cawayne asked if we were seeing any issues and treated the inside when I asked. Before leaving, he asked if I had any questions or other concerns and said to contact them if we needed anything between service calls. We were very happy with the service today!
Cawayne was great! On time, professional and very attentive to our needs. Thank you!
Ronnie was excellent at assessing our needs for our new facility! Very friendly and professional!
If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
*Call us today before 2 p.m. & we'll be to your home promptly for a zero-obligation inspection and estimate or to provide Harrisburg Area pest control & extermination service.