Each and every one of our employees had to pass a background check to work at Universal Pest & Termite. We understand that trust is a big part of allowing us to enter your home and protect your family from unwanted pest such as ants. Allow our family to protect yours. Trust our family to protect your family from unwanted ants.
Universal Pest & Termite understands protection from ant infestations in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and surrounding areas can be a difficult task. This is why we offer our No-Charge emergency ant control service. This is offered to any customer who needs ant treatments in between their regularly scheduled service. Free Emergency ant treatments.
Our exclusive Year-Round Pest Protection program puts the focus on the exterior of the home reducing the amount of material applied in your home. Let’s keep the ants out in the first place. We seal entry points around the foundation of the home. Did you know that if the ant is not identified properly and treatment is performed the colony could divide? Thus, making the problem twice as bad.
Why Choose Universal Pest for Ant Control?
Our employees understand the safety of your family, including pets. We offer solutions to keep ants out of the home in the first place. With exclusion being the first option, we search for entry points and nesting areas. When you call Universal Pest & Termite you call a company who believes in protecting your family. Call (757-502-0200) or Click Today for a Free Inspection
Fun Ant Facts:
- Some ants were around with the dinosaurs. The ants you see today are believed to have evolved 130 million years ago.
- Ants don’t have ears. Ants “hear” by feeling vibrations in the ground through their feet.
- There are more than 12,000 species of ants all over the world.
- Believe it or not, Ants are very social insects, and they divide jobs among different types of ants in each colony.
Ant Pest Control Service by Universal
The most common types of pest ants in Virginia are the odorous house ant, pavement ant, pharaoh ant, citronella ant, and ghost ants. The treatment for these ants is very similar. Another common pest ant is the carpenter ant–a serious threat to wooden structures.
In some cases, improper application of pesticide could cause ants to divide and nest if multiple areas of your home. Your Universal technicians are trained to identify the species of ant and apply material in a precise manner. He or She will inspect the home prior to any application. Thus, ensuring a safe and effective result.
IPM for Ant Control
The best way to control ants is to keep them out in the first place. Sealing entry points, finding nesting areas and controlling food sources are key to controlling ants.
When your technician finds ant trails to your home, he or she will follow the ants to their entry point. Caulk cracks around foundations or openings that provide entry from outside. We Pay special attention to where wires and pipes enter the home, because this is a favorite entry point for ants. Make sure to keep plants and mulch at least 12 inches from the foundations of buildings; they provide nesting sites for ants and other insects.
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Ants Versus Termites
Identification: Still unsure if what you are seeing is a termite or ant? Simply take a quick picture and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will reply within the hour with identification.
Although sometimes confused, distinguishing ants and termites is not difficult. Ants have:
- A narrow constriction between the abdomen and thorax.
- Antennae that are distinctly elbowed.
- Hind wings that are much shorter than forewings, if wings are present.
- A broad waist, where the abdomen and thorax meet.
- Antennae that are not elbowed.
- Wings of equal length, when present.