Do you have an ant problem? These pests are one of the most common problems plaguing Boston 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 ants with pincers 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 Boston 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 (508) 257-7556 for a free Boston 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 Boston 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 Boston 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 Boston 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.
From the first you have explained everything and brought to our attention what need to be looked at and took care of them. I is a pleasure to set out side and not have black ants everywhere. Thank you
– Joanne Peterson
Posted September 05, 2020
I contracted Fox Pest Control due to an ongoing ant problem and they were fantastic. The technician, Jonathan Bryant, who came out a second time after the initial assessment which consisted of an indoor and outdoor service call returned to my home and focused on my deck which was ground zero and the entry point of the ants accessing my home. He was extremely polite, professional, and did a wonderful job in explaining what he was going to do to resolve the issue. His extensive experience proved to be true when what he predicted came true as after spraying for the ants on both the surface and foundation of my deck the ants appeared as Jonathan used a special dust which killed them instantly. Now my family can enjoy our deck and the final month of summer without these annoying and disgusting ants! I highly recommend Fox and especially Johnathan!!! Fox is very aware of Covid-19 and takes pride in social distancing as their employees wear masks and are extremely friendly. Follow up and customer service is excellent. They focus on the customer. Best, Paul Peabody, MA
– Paul Serino
Posted August 08, 2020
Very professional. Signed up with the company for the preventative plan and the mosquito treatment. Our technician was Dalton Hanks and he was great to work with. He went through the house and asked about concerns we may have and explained everything he would be doing. We are very happy that we signed up with this company and look forward to no future issues and no mosquitoes, ants, bugs or rodents!
– Jenn Erickson
Posted August 05, 2020
We are extremely pleased with the service performed by Jonathan (pending the final outcome). He came on time, dressed in uniform and introduced himself tome. He answered all our questions, asked questions about the rodent problem. He told us what was going to be done, and went to work." I observed him from afar so not to interfere and saw him spraying around the foundation the exterior windows seals and the garage. Because my 3 year old grandson was with us Jonathan advised us to keep him away from the sprayed area for a couple of hours.He told us that he had been inside of the house looking for possible food sources to be tackled and used rodenticide (?) and baits. (I do not recall which one). He went inside the garage I believe looking for spiders and roaches. He told us that ants will also be affected by the product being sprayed. Jonathan was (is) a good ambassador for FOX very pleasant courteous and very knowledgeable. He was able to explain to us (my wife and I) in lay terms what he was going to perform. Hope to see him again during his second visit to check the results."
– Jose M.
Posted July 28, 2020
Xavier and Conner did an excellent job helping us get rid of our spider and ant problems. They were attentive to our concerns and offered excellent suggestion. Thank you for your excellent service.
– Chony VanEtveldt
Posted July 21, 2020
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– Paul Strobel
Posted July 12, 2020
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.
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