Bethesda Ant Control

There is a wide variety of ants that our bug control experts have found to be common in infestations in the northern Virginia area. Fire ants are a nuisance and a safety hazard; carpenter ants can create costly damage to the structure of your home or commercial property. The northern Virginia bug control experts at Green Pest Services provide these tips on combating ants: There are different kinds of ants that can potentially cause a nuisance on your Bethesda property. Each type can pose its own problems for you and your family; from fire ants, known for their large mounds, to carpenter ants, which pose the same threat and potential for damage as termites. Many varieties can be unaffected by certain pesticides or your extermination efforts. The best method for combating ant infestations is prevention.

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The northern Virginia pest control experts at Green Pest Services offer you these tips to prevent infestations of ants:

  • Avoid leaving food out, especially at night
  • Keep all surfaces in your kitchen clean
  • Clean all spills quickly, especially outdoors
  • Keep the bottom of your garbage can clean
  • Keep pet bowls and dishes clean

Some ants, fire ants for example, can become aggressive and defensive of their mound; this can be dangerous for children or anyone who may be sensitive or allergic to their stings. There are a variety of topical creams that can help treat the reaction to fire ant sting. Carpenter ants are not known for their bites or stings, but rather for their destructiveness. They’ve been known to cause costly damage to the structure of homes and buildings similar to that of termites. If you are having trouble identifying the type of ants that are infesting your property, contact the northern Virginia pest control professionals at Green Pest Services today.

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Fire Ants

A colony of fire ants is often found in an open area; they build mounds to house their colony and can become extremely aggressive in defending their nest. Fire ants can be dangerous to anyone who may be sensitive or allergic to their bites or stings, and can be exceptionally dangerous to children who may not understand the potential danger in disturbing their nests. Fire ants, often found in northern Virginia, can be resistant to many methods to exterminate their colony. The Bethesda ant control experts at Green Pest Services offer you these tips for combating and preventing fire ants: If you are experiencing an infestation of fire ants, you understand what a nuisance and potential danger they can pose to your family and guests. When the nest of fire ants is threatened the colony can respond by attacking and stinging the intruder, which may be someone unknowingly stepping on their mound or even a child unaware of the danger. While the stings from fire ants can hurt, they don’t normally pose a significant threat to your health. There are, however, some people who are sensitive or even allergic to fire ant stings. Fire ants can sometimes be unaffected by your extermination efforts or pesticides. The experts at Green Pest Services offer you these tips for treating fire ant stings:

  • Brush any remaining ants off your body to stop further bites
  • Elevate the affected area to prevent swelling
  • Tighten skin around the stung site to prevent venom from spreading
  • Rinse the sting with cold water
  • Watch for symptoms of an allergic reaction

Fire ants in northern Virginia and the surrounding areas can also damage the landscaping of your home or commercial property by building the mounds their colonies use for nesting. If you are experiencing an infestation of fire ants call the professionals at Green Pest Services today. The experts at Green Pest Services offer you these tips to prevent infestations of fire ants:

  • Have a professional treat the inside and outside of your home for pests
  • Consult neighbors who have fire ants to prevent them from spreading to your property
  • Check carefully throughout your property for fire ant mounds
  • Seal any holes around doors, windows, or the foundation of your home that could allow them entry to your home

If you are experiencing an infestation of any kind, contact the professionals at Green Pest Services today.

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