Dealing with ant problems in Alexandria VA
When choosing a company for ant extermination in Alexandria VA, the factors to consider are expertise, quality, timely response and price.
At Pest Chase, we can assure you of the Top Rated pest control service in Alexandria VA because this is what we have been doing for over 25 years. Since we are a local pest control company in Alexandria, of course we will be there as soon as 1-4 hours of your call. Our fast response times have been a great service that Pest Chase customers love about us!
We stand behind our work and provide you with a personal experience. Pest Chase ant inspectors and technicians do a thorough pest inspection and provide you with information on how we can control the pests effectively.
Our prices are very competitive in the industry and Pest Chase offers you the best quality in the pest control industry.
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Ant control in Alexandria is not the same as in the other cities. Alexandria is unique in its geography as it is bordered by the Potomac river and is in close proximity to the nation's capital DC.
Pest Control in Alexandria is rapidly becoming a necessity in order to keep the pests at bay. With many streets along the river, it increases the survival of many pests.
Pest Chase Termite and Pest Control is all about Alexandria ant control. We have done thousands of inspections in and around Alexandria and are very familiar with the surroundings. Some of the major constructions are happening in Van Dorn Alexandria, South Alfred St Alexandria, Duke St Alexandria, Eisenhower Alexandria. With constructions the rats and mice habitats are disturbed, zipcodes affected with rat and mice problems are 22301 , 22302 , 22303 , 22304 , 22305 , 22306 , 22307 , 22308 , 22309 , 22310 , 22311 , 22312 , 22314 , 22315. The city of Alexandria belongs to multiple counties, Alexandria city, Loundon County,Fairfax county, Fall Church City.
We here at Pest Chase have over 25 years of industry experience in pest control and we have successfully controlled ant infestations in condos, townhouse and single family homes in Alexandria VA.
What are different types of ants?
Ants live throughout the entire city of Alexandria, they live and work in large colonies. Ants are common household invaders and are very difficult to eliminate from homes and properties without professional help completely.The different types of ants in Alexandria are pavement ants, Argentine ants, carpenter ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, and red imported fire ants.
Do ants cause damage to my home?
In most cases, ants in your home are considered nuisance ants and won't damage the structure of your home. There are exceptions, some species of ants, like the carpenter ant, cause damages to the structures of homes and other buildings that they have decided to invade. Carpenter ants can damage structural wood, flooring and personal items like wooden furniture. In addition to structural damage, many species of ants cause damage to your lawn by creating nests that look like mounds of dirt in your lawn.
What is the difference between a carpenter ant and termite?
Carpenter ants and termites are two species of invading insects often mistaken for one another. Both these pests are destructive, but they are two different insect species. 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 make holes on the inside of structural wood to create nests and to expand their colony. Winged termite and termite swarmers (winged termites) look very similar, here are some obvious differences below:
- Carpenter ant's antennae are bent, while termites have straight antennae.
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 lengths, 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.
What is the difference between an ant and termite?
Ants and termites are two species of invading insects often mistaken for one another. Both these pests are destructive, but they are two different insect species. Termites actually feed on the wood that they have invaded and are tunneling through, ants do not feed on the wood. Winged termite and termite swarmers (winged termites) look very similar, here are some obvious differences below:
Ants and termites both have two pairs of wings-front wings and back wings. The termite's front and back wings are the same lengths, while the carpenter ant's back wings are much shorter than their front wings.
Termite wings are twice as long as their body.
Ants have a pinched waist, while the termite's waist is straight.
Why are there ants in my house?
Ants need food and water to survive. They also form nests for their colonies. Living in, or near homes that offer easy access to their basic needs. Trash, garden, compost, and pet food can all attract ants to a property. Once on your property, leaky pipes, fixtures, crumbs in the kitchen, even decaying wood will make it so they won't want to leave. Also, ants often invade homes when the weather outside makes it so they can't live comfortably; weather that is too hot, too dry, or too wet will cause ants to want to move indoors to reap the benefits of your climate-controlled home.
How do I get rid of ant problem?
Getting rid of ant in Alexandria begins with identification of the species of ant. Seeking a pest control proffessional is the best way to ensure that the right anttreatment is done targeting the habitats and applying the necessary ant extermination methods. In many cases if the source of the ant problem is not found, they will continue to come back. DIY ant extermination can make the ant problem worse and sometimes cause them to invade other areas of your home. Call Pest Chase 703-626-0404 and we will take care of the ant problem for you.
How to prevent ant from coming indoors?
To prevent ant from coming inside your home in Alexandria :
- store away all food in air tight containers or refrigerate them.
- Clean up your kitchen after any spill.
- Clean your home of food crumbs and throw away empty food containers.
- Check humidity levels in your house. Excessive humidity is helps ant to thrive better
- Vacuum your home regularly and wash dishes daily
Are there any benefits of having professional ant control for my home in Alexandria?
In Alexandria life is busy, we sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of tasks to complete at hand. One of the big benefits is that you don't have to do ant control, we will take care of it for you. That's one less item that you have to care about. You also dont have to learn to do it as you can leave it to experienced pest exterminators to handle the ant problem for you. Ant control should be done regularly in order for it to be effective. With Pest Chase you will be on a regular maintenance schedule and we will be there periodically to take care of the ant infestation, so that you dont have to remember to do it.