As a trusted pest control service, Pest Guru Exterminator understands that ants are a prevalent pest that can be found in various regions worldwide. Despite the different species of ants, they all share a few characteristics, such as a segmented body comprising a head, thorax, and abdomen, along with six legs and curved antennae.

In case of an ANT invasion, we can assist in eliminating them.

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Do you know that?

Were you aware that an ant’s lifespan is determined by its position in the colony’s hierarchy? For instance, male ants survive only a few weeks and perish after mating with the queen. In contrast, the female workers can live for several months. However, queen ants are capable of living for decades.

Ants are possibly the most annoying pests that we come across in our homes and businesses. Chicagoland is home to many types: pharaoh ants, carpenter ants, odorous ants, pavement ants, and Argentine ants.

Often found near a food source, ants can become a major problem: they live and gather supplies in huge numbers. Ant colonies work by sending out “scout” ants to wander around to find a food source. Once a scout ant comes across food, they will notify the entire colony of its findings. That’s why it’s very easy for one or two ants to turn into a major problem, especially in kitchens or other places where food is found or stored. 

At Pest Guru, we know how to deal with these types of intruders and will eliminate the problem on the first visit. Call us today and be worry-free.

What ants are common to Chicago?

Pharaoh ants, carpenter ants, odorous ants, pavement ants and Argentine ants.

Are they dangerous?

Most ants are considered nuisance pests and don’t carry any major risks to people or property. However, some species, such as carpenter ants or fire ants, can be dangerous. Carpenter ants, which are very common in Illinois, can cause major structural damage to properties. They also have the ability to contaminate food sources. 

What causes an ant problem?

Ants are always looking for food. Because they live in colonies, ants also can travel in massive groups to find and consume food. 

If you have some in your home or business, it’s likely that they’ll be in your kitchen or bathroom. Crumbs, spilled drinks—even pet food can attract ants into your home or business. 

Where do I find ants?

Ants are most commonly found in kitchens, think trash cans, sinks, pet food bowls, gardens, flower beds, etc. They can have multiple nests and move through the smallest cracks and spaces in our homes and businesses, making them very difficult to remove. 

How do I get rid of ants?

While killing individual ants can help temporarily reduce the problem, the only way to remove the ant problem is to eliminate their nest. 

How can Pest Guru solve my ant problem?

Our licensed professionals hunt down the ant nest and use the latest eco-friendly technology to treat the root problem as closely as possible.  

Pest Guru uses an indoor formulated liquid spray that the EPA labels low-risk, meaning it’s safe for kids, pets and all things that are not insects. The product is designed so the ant crosses paths with the spray, eventually carrying it back to the colony. That single ant can infect up to 50 other ants, which can infect 50 additional ants and so forth. Our process yields fast results—ant problems are usually resolved within one to 10 days! 

Additionally, we will spray all baseboards and any places where we see activity. We also use an outdoor spray, targeting the entire perimeter of the house. We spray all bushes, tree trunks and anything near the house that poses as an entry point for ants. 

How do I prevent this in the future?

After Pest Guru fully removes the ant problem from your home or business, there are certain steps to take to help eliminate the problem in the future. 

  • Examine the outside of your home or business. Look for areas that will allow ants to move inside. 
  • Reduce excess moisture. Repair leaky pipes, fix clogged gutters and use dehumidifiers. 
  • Keep food areas clean. Make sure your kitchen is cleaned regularly, dispose unwanted pet food, use lids on trash cans and wipe down surfaces. 
  • Inspect outside areas for ant nests. 

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Whether it's your business or home, pest control is always important. Fortunately, getting rid of pests has never been easier. With our expert technician, you can be free from all kinds of pests that may be hidden in your property. Get in touch today!

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