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Ant Extermination in Quincy 

No More Ants

Nothing ruins a summer picnic quite like a line of ants. When you spot this unwanted conga line, don’t wait to address the issue – call Elite Termite & Pest Control today. We understand that ants in your home or yard are unwelcome and will help you remedy the issue as soon as possible. We offer comprehensive ant control services in Quincy, as well as other neighboring areas such as Adams County, Adair County, and more! Whether you’re looking to prevent the next ant infestation or if you’re treating a current infestation, our team of highly trained technicians will help you find a solution for all of your ant control needs. 

Call (217) 242-7909 or contact us online today to speak with one of our ant control experts about extermination. We offer free home inspections!

Prevent Future Ant Infestations

Once we've eliminated the current ant problem in your home, it's important to take steps to prevent future infestations. Our Quincy pest control experts can provide you with tips and strategies to keep ants from returning to your property. Some effective prevention methods include:

  • Sealing cracks and crevices where ants can enter your home
  • Keeping your kitchen and dining areas clean and free of food crumbs and spills
  • Storing food in airtight containers
  • Trimming back vegetation and trees that are in close proximity to your home
  • Regularly inspecting your property for signs of ant activity

By taking these proactive measures, you can help ensure that your home remains ant-free in the future.

Getting to Know Ants

The first step to eliminating an ant problem is knowing your enemy. Ants come in many different shapes and sizes, and present different problems to your home and your family. No matter what, we understand that ants are unwelcome guests in your home.

What kind of ant are you dealing with? Here are some common types of ants that you might find in your home or yard: 

  • Argentine ant: These non-stinging ants are small in size and brown in color
  • Carpenter ant: While these large ants do not sting, they do bite and can also wreak havoc on parts of your home’s structure
  • Harvester ant: These stinging ants are medium-sized and red in color
  • Little black ant: Like their name, these small black ants are quite small and brown or black 
  • Odorous house ant: While these small, dark brown or black ants do not sting, they do release a foul odor when crushed

Another type of ant is the swarmer ant. These are sexually mature ants that can be easily mistaken for termites. You can tell these two insects apart by the shape of their wings: swarmer ants have one larger and one smaller wing on either side, whereas the wings of termites are all the same size. If you spot a swarmer ant, it means there’s a colony nearby. 

As you can see from the list above, ants are diverse in their color and potential for harm. When you spot signs of an ant infestation, don’t hesitate to give us a call right away. Even if you only see one or a couple of ants, it is imperative that you take action as soon as possible. Where there’s one ant, there’s surely more to come! 

What causes ants? Generally, poor sanitation such as dirty dishes left in the sink or crumbs on the countertop attracts ants into your home. They are looking for sources of food and water, and your home could be their perfect home too! Keep your kitchen tidy and you’ll lessen the likelihood of an ant infestation. 

While it can be tempting to tackle an ant problem on your own, many over-the-counter pesticides only treat the ants you can see – not the colony of ants that is lurking somewhere on your property. To properly get rid of an ant infestation, you need to address the source of the problem. Elite Termite & Pest Control can help. 

Trust Elite Termite & Pest Control to Take Care of Your Ant Problem

For over 25 years, Elite Termite & Pest Control has been helping families across Quincy with their ant problems. Our team of highly trained technicians will help you get rid of ants and keep them at bay for the long term. 

Call us today at (217) 242-7909 or contact us here to learn more about our ant control services in Quincy. We offer senior discounts! 

Hear from Our Pest-Free Customers

  • “Darren from Elite came out immediately and was very knowledgeable and explained everything he was looking at. Would highly recommend - a great local company with good prices and knowledgeable staff.”

    Peggy P.
  • “Very professional and prompt service! Great people for all your pest problems!”

    Terri O.
  • “I had a termite infestation in my home and called Elite Termite and Pest Control. They were very professional and did a wonderful job.”

    Ju B.
  • “From start to finish they were professional, friendly, and affordable.”

    Nolan C.
  • “Had noticed I had ants and called and received very courteous customer service. Response time for the technician was within a very reasonable time. And I am very pleased to say that my ant issue is no longer an issue.”

    Sylvia W.

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