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Ant Control in Dallas, TX

While ants are beneficial in their natural habitat, these insects can become a nuisance when they invade our homes and create unsightly mounds in our yards. Instead of spending your free time researching effective ant control in Dallas, let the experts at ABC Home & Commercial Services take care of the problem.

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Types of Ants in Texas

Here in Dallas, we have many different species of ants. There are even cases where termites are mistaken for ants, and vice versa, which makes getting the help of an expert even more important.

While we can help you with any type of ant or pest control you may need, we most commonly get calls regarding the following types of ants:

Crazy Ants

Crazy ants (also known as Rasberry crazy ants or Tawny crazy ants) love sugar and have become a more prevalent pest issue in Dallas. These ants can be identified by their hairy bodies and reddish-brown color. As their name implies, these insects don’t move in a straight line—but more of a frantic zig-zag pattern.

Fire Ants

These ants are reddish-brown and are known for their painful sting. Fire ants build large mounds outdoors that are usually fairly obvious. However, it is still very common for a child, adult or a pet to unknowingly disturb a mound, leading to a very painful situation. ABC technicians typically recommend the application of baits and treatment products applied to individual mounds to get the best results.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are generally large and can be solid black, brown or a combination of black and red-orange. These insects are nocturnal and can bite. Carpenter ants don’t consume wood, as termites do. Instead, these destructive pests chew through wood to create large nests inside of our homes. Since the signs of a carpenter ant infestation and a termite infestation are very similar, it is best to contact a professional.

What to Expect From ABC Ant Control Service

When you reach out to ABC, we will either schedule an inspection or provide you with a free estimate over the phone. Normally, we prefer to meet you on your property to assess the problem and create the most effective treatment plan. When our pest control specialists arrive for your appointment, you can expect them to:

As we finish up the inspection, you will receive an estimate along with our recommended next steps. Upon your approval, we will schedule your first treatment call.

Prevent Future Ant Infestations

While it can be a challenge to completely eliminate ants from your environment, the best strategy is to seal up entry points and remove available food sources. Your ABC pest control professional can provide you with customized tips to keep ants away.

In general, we recommend that homeowners:

It can be frustrating to try and get rid of an ant infestation on your own. Contact ABC Home & Commercial to get started with a free consultation and ask about getting on a regular treatment plan.

The ABC Process

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Contact ABC

When you contact us, we will schedule an inspection to get an understanding of the problem. In some cases, we can give you a quote over the phone.

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Get An Estimate

If you have an inspection, we will send you a custom treatment plan and estimate afterward. Once we get your approval, we will schedule your treatment.

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Treatment

We will come to your property and treat for pests in common hiding and nesting areas. Over time, you will start seeing less and less pest activity.

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Prevention

Customers with our ongoing pest management services will receive periodic retreatments to prevent the return of the most common pests in our area.

We ask that our customers avoid using strong cleaners near any bait stations, as these odors can interfere with an ant’s ability to follow pheromone trails. This is important because these pathways signal to the rest of the colony that there’s a food source nearby. Depending on the extent of your infestation, we may recommend applying a separate treatment product to the nest as well.

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You Can Trust ABC

ABC has been providing reliable ant control services across Texas and Florida for generations. Before performing service calls, all ABC specialists go through an in-house training program so they can provide you with effective and knowledgeable ant control services. Plus, you can trust we have the skills for the job. We have Associate Certified Entomologists (ACE) on staff, the gold standard for the pest management industry. Lastly, as a family-run business, one of our values is that we will always treat your home as if it were our own. That means our technicians go through an extensive background check to ensure we have the most trusted technicians entering your home during our service calls.

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon can you get started?

At ABC, we understand that having an ant problem can be frustrating. Whether you’re tired of seeing these pests in your pantry or you’re on the receiving end of painful bites, our experts can help with your ant problem. Just give us a call or schedule an appointment online and we will put you on our schedule as soon as possible.

Can’t I just get rid of ants on my own?

While there are sprays and other products available to control ant populations, these treatment products often just kill the ants that you see. To effectively manage ant populations, you need to target the nests, which are most commonly built outdoors with extensive underground tunnels.

Controlling ant populations can be extremely difficult, as some ant queens lay hundreds or even thousands of eggs in a single day. Also, many of the baited products you can buy at home improvement stores are only effective with ants that like sugar. Since many species of ants prefer protein or salty foods, these products often do not work effectively to treat them.

What impact do your products have on my family and the environment?

ABC is a family-owned business, and our top priority is our customers and their families (including your pets). When we research which products to use, we take great care to only select solutions we would use on our own property. In addition, we only use products that are specially formulated for residential use. Your ABC pest control professional will take great care to use the lowest concentration of chemicals while still maintaining an effective treatment for your ant problem.

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We can create a treatment plan that targets these pests, so you can have peace of mind.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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5/10/2024

“We have been having ABC for about a year and we couldn't be more happier. Ian has done our home since we have gotten this service and has been phenomenal!!! He is very personable and always comes in with a positive attitude. I do not know if ABC provides awards or bonuses but he definitely deserves recognition!!!”

Charles Lowry

5/16/2024

“Trey provided my most recent quarterly pest control service and while he's the 3rd new technician to visit recently, he's by far the best. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Did everything that was expected and even more with a smile and great attitude. If Trey is your technician, you can be sure you'll get a VIP level of service and care. Thanks Trey!”

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