Seeing ants around your home and business might seem like nothing more than a nuisance but while they seem harmless, ants can cause costly damage. At O’Connor Pest Control, our team is equipped with the knowledge, know-how, and right treatment plans to rid your home or business in Ventura County and Santa Barbara County of any ant infestation.
TYPES OF ANTS
There are an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 identified species of ants worldwide. In Ventura County and Santa Barbara County, there are six that are seen most commonly. These include the Argentine ant, Pharaoh ant, Odorous ant, Acrobat ant, Fire ants, and the Carpenter ant. Other Southern California ant species include the velvety tree ant, black ant, and the harvester ant.
POTENTIAL PROPERTY DAMAGE AND HEALTH ISSUES
Of all the ants prevalent in Southern California, the carpenter ant is the species that can cause significant structural damage to home and business properties. Carpenter ants, usually black in color, burrow into softwood to build a nest and start a new colony or expand an already existing colony. This burrowing can create hollowed out portions of the softwood, which lead to weakening. This is problematic when the wood is a part of the structural beams of your home or business. Repairs can cost thousands of dollars and damage often goes unnoticed.
The pharaoh ant prefers to nest indoors, especially when it is cold outside. They will make their nests in dark and secluded places where they have access to moisture and warmth. While they do not burrow and destroy wood, like other ants, they can carry with them bacteria and illness.
Other ant species, like the fire ant, can produce a painful sting or bite and can cause serious health issues, especially for those who are prone to allergic reactions. For safe and effective ant control we recommend relying on a pest control specialist to remove ants from your property.
THE PROBLEM WITH DO-IT-YOURSELF ANT CONTROL TREATMENTS
There are many do-it-yourself methods for ant control, from over-the-counter sprays and baits to retail pesticides and natural home remedies. Complete removal of the colony can be difficult as ants have a very rapid reproduction rate and can just escape and create a new colony.
BENEFITS OF OUR PEST SERVICES
Our goal at O’Connor Pest Control is to provide our residential and commercial customers with the best services. To achieve this, we offer effective pest solutions, fair estimates, free inspections, and no surprise charges or extra hidden fees. We strive for complete customer satisfaction from the start of the treatment process to the finish while focusing on the removal of the current infestation and taking steps to prevent any future infestations.
SCHEDULE YOUR SERVICE
Take back control of your home with the help of O’Connor ant control service. Leverage our expertise from inspection to treatment.
At your scheduled appointment one of our expert technicians will come to your property and inspect inside and out. They will assess the type and size of the ant control problem. Then, a custom treatment plan is created to meet your budget and then implemented at your convenience.
For homeowners with pets, our treatments are pet-friendly for indoor or outdoor use. We also offer senior discounts as well as same-day service, one-time service, or we can set up recurring services.
For commercial customers, maintaining a pest-free environment is crucial for maintaining a safe location for employees, potential customers and others who frequent the property.
Allowing pest infestations to go unresolved can lead to client and customer loss, fines by the county or state, a negative reputation, and even required closure of the business.
To avoid these issues, initiating a pest management program with O’Connor Pest Control ensures access to pest services all year long. We will customize our pest services to fit your specific work environment, whether you are operating a commercial, agricultural, or industrial business.
CALL OUR SERVICES INTO ACTION
At O’Connor Pest Control, “We Do It All” and have been since 1952 when it comes to protecting homes and businesses. Whether you see a few ants or a lot, contact us via our convenient online form to schedule a free estimate so our technicians can identify the type of ant invading your property then create a plan of action to help eliminate the intruders.