Ant control when you need itAt Aardvark Ant & Pest Control in El Cajon, we generally see these types of ants:

  • Argentine – A dark brown insect not bigger than one-quarter inch. They contaminate food and will smell musty when crushed.
  • Carpenter – These are reddish black and measure around one-half inch; they can cause structural damage to your home.
  • Fire – Red, tiny, and cause painful stings.
  • Pavement – Black and about one-eighth inch long; they contaminate food and should be avoided.
  • Odorous house ants – These are tiny and black, and they smell like rotten coconut when crushed.
  • Pharaoh – Tiny, amber or yellow, and love sweets. They also love the indoors and carry disease.

When attempting ant control on your own, inserting a toxic substance will scatter a colony, creating more problems. Call a professional ant exterminator to make sure the problem is effectively treated. Getting rid of the insects involves removal and treatment of the colony to make sure that it’s completely eradicated.

Prevention for the Rancho Bernardo and La Mesa Areas

Once you get rid of the ants in your home, take these steps for prevention:

  • Seal the cracks and crevices where they can get into the structure.
  • Trim branches and shrubs away from the exterior walls.
  • Don’t leave out food sources such as pet food or sugar spills.
  • Take care of the water sources that draw insects to your property.

Treatment and Control for Your Insect Issues in Carlsbad and Vista

Call one of our pest control experts at 619-579-5020. Aardvark serves El Cajon, Rancho Bernardo, La Mesa, Carlsbad and Vista. In addition to ant extermination, we provide bee and wasp removal, and large animal trapping services.

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