Find a fire ant control service in San Antonio, TX

Find fire ant control services in San Antonio, TX

Find fire ant control services in San Antonio, TX

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Find fire ant control services in San Antonio, TX

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Top 10 fire ant control services in San Antonio, TX

Homeowners agree: these San Antonio fire ant control services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Pro Defense Pest Control

Pro Defense Pest Control

1 hire on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
Christian P. says, "Above and beyond service " Read more
APC Pest Services

APC Pest Services

35+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
John H. says, "Excellent Prices. He did a rodent enclosure and got rid of pest problem. Sal and his help where very friendly, " Read more
DenTech Pest Control

DenTech Pest Control

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
We do Pest services in the San Antonio area for commercial and residential properties.
High Sierra Evolved Pest Control

High Sierra Evolved Pest Control

1 hire on HomeGuide
46+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
Chelsey O. says, "Alex, the owner was great ! You can tell he cares about the customers. He explained everything that was going to be done and did it ! He went above and beyond for my pest control. I will keep using him for many years to come . Thanks again Alex ! " Read more
Pest Control Experts Of San Antonio

Pest Control Experts Of San Antonio

New on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
The Best Pest Control San Antonio TX Has To Offer! Our team of expert and experienced San Antonio exterminators can handle both residential and commercial pest control. We provide pest control service for ants, bees, bed bugs, termites, mice, rats, raccoons, spiders, moles, mosquitoes, and any other pest that plaguing your home or business. Having pests in your home can make your house very uncomfortable. There’s not much worse than your home not feeling like home! If you are feeling overwhelmed by the number of infestations in your home or business, look no further than our San Antonio pest control company that can eliminate these pests and ...

Your Fire Ant Treatment questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does an exterminator cost for ants?

An ant exterminator costs $200 to $300 for a one-time visit, depending on the size of your home, the location and size of the infestation, the type of ants you have, and the treatment required to completely eliminate the colony. Mild infestations in easy-to-treat areas like a backyard are less expensive while larger infestations and harder-to-reach areas like attics and crawlspaces are more costly to treat.

Ants tend to return to their food source, so repeat treatments are common. Most pest control companies reward repeat business by offering discounted rates for monthly, quarterly, or annual contracts. You will save money and avoid the risk of a large invasion by having routine inspections and treatments as needed.

Are ant exterminators worth it?

Ant exterminators are worth the price. While ants aren't as stubborn as some insects like bed bugs or termites, hiring an exterminator will save you time and prevent the risks of using strong chemicals on your own. While over-the-counter ant treatments seem cheap, repeat infestations are common and those products will add up quickly.

Additionally, professional exterminators offer guaranteed results and provide ongoing care to ensure your home is free of all types of pests, not just ants.

How do exterminators get rid of carpenter ants?

Carpenter ants are one of the more complicated and costly ant infestations to treat. When these ants build nests, they bore tunnels in wood which leaves visible holes and sawdust remains. If you see these signs, call a professional exterminator immediately before these ants cause major structural damage to your home.

An exterminator will first locate the nest. Often, they will use insecticide or ant baits designed specifically for carpenter ants for mild infestations. They also rely on dust material treatments, which flush out hidden ant nests. Perimeter or barrier treatments also keep carpenter ants from reinfesting the space.

What do pest control companies use for ants?

Pest control companies use several different chemicals to treat ants in your home and yard, including:

  • Boric acid is a natural insecticide for killing ants. The slow-acting poison is found in baits or dusts.
  • Pyrethrins are a type of botanical insecticide derived from chrysanthemum flowers. The insecticide kills ants on contact.
  • Permethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid, similar to pyrethrins, that kills ants on contact.
  • Fipronil is a newer insecticide that is effective at killing ants systemically, meaning it is absorbed into the ant's body and kills it over time.
  • Abamectin is a type of avermectin, a slow-acting poison that is commonly used in baits or dusts.
  • Hydramethylnon is a type of hydrazone, another slow-acting poison used in baits or dusts.

These chemicals can be harmful to humans and pets. Hire a professional exterminator to ensure the safety of your family.

When should I call an exterminator for ants?

While most ants live outside in nests, they invade your home in search of a food source. If you see signs of ants, it is best to call a professional exterminator right away before a full invasion occurs. Here are a few common infestation signs to look for:

  • You see a large number of ants in the yard, but also in the kitchen, bathroom, or other rooms of your home.
  • You see ant trails. These trails of pheromones lead other ants to the food source.
  • You see ant nests either inside or outside your home, which indicates a serious infestation.
  • You see more pests other than ants. Some ant species, like carpenter ants, cause structural damage to your home leading to other pests like termites or carpenter bees.

What questions should I ask an exterminator?

If you are experiencing ants where they shouldn't be, call an exterminator right away. Here are some questions you should ask:

  • What types of ants do you treat?
  • How long have you been treating homes in this area?
  • What is your experience with carpenter ants?
  • What methods do you use to get rid of ants?
  • Are your methods safe for my family and pets?
  • How long will it take to get rid of the ants?
  • What is your guarantee?
  • How much will the treatments cost?
  • Do you offer ongoing pest control services at a discount?
  • Do you have a list of references I can see?

How do I choose an ant exterminator?

HomeGuide has many high-quality and experienced exterminators to choose from. To find a skilled exterminator near you, follow these recommendations.

  • Hire only licensed, bonded, and insured ant exterminators with years of success treating ants.
  • Look for highly rated and reviewed ant control specialists on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask about free pest inspections and discounted ongoing treatment plans.
  • Choose from ant exterminators that offer a guarantee of their work.
  • Compare treatment methods and costs from several local ant exterminators.

Reviews for San Antonio fire ant control services

Recent success stories from people in the San Antonio area.
Jorge G.
Helping people with the issues they present to us is what gets me excited in the mornings. I love working outside, being a part of something bigger than me aswell. Being apart of a functioning team is also awesome. Being taught by other professionals passing off that knowledge to others also excites me.
Pro Defense Pest Control
Jake M.
Very knowledgeable about Termites. Has over 35 years of experience and it shows in his work.
APC Pest Services
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