Ant Control

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Ants are common household invaders and are very difficult to completely eliminate from homes and properties without professional help. In Virginia some of the most common species of ants include Argentine ants, carpenter ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, and red imported fire ants.

Though ants are relatively harmless, no one wants them crawling all over their house.  Holistic Pest Solutions will find a long term solution by eliminating the issue and doing everything we can to prevent it from reoccurring.

Our ant control services are developed specifically with your family and pets in mind.

Holistic Pest Solutions provides pest control services for any kind of pest problem in your home or business. Holistic Pest Solutions serves Charlottesville, Keswick, Ivy, Crozet, Hollymead, Earlysville, Afton, Waynesboro, Fishersville, and Staunton as well as the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna and Augusta in the State of Virginia.

Q: I Keep My House Clean, Why Are There Ants?

A:  Ants may travel large distances in search of food. Even the cleanest of homes can provide a ready food source for ants which once found can invade in large numbers, such that professional help is required.

Q: What’s the difference between carpenter ants and termites?

A:  Two species of household invading insects that are often mistaken for one another are the carpenter ant and the termite. But, it is important to understand that while both are destructive they are two totally different species of insect. Termites actually feed on the wood that they have invaded and are tunneling through, while the carpenter ant does not feed on the wood. Carpenter ants invade the inside of structural wood to create new nesting galleries to help expand their colony. Winged termite and termite swarmers (winged termites) look very similar, so in order to help you tell them apart we have listed some of their more obvious differences below:

  • Termites have straight antennae while the carpenter ant’s antennae are bent.
  • Carpenter ants and termites both have two pairs of wings-front wings and back wings. The termite’s front and back wings are the same length, while the carpenter ant’s back wings are much shorter than their front wings.
  • Termite wings are twice as long as their body.
  • Carpenter ants have a pinched waist, while the termite’s waist is straight.