Reno Ant Control
Eliminating Ants and Other Unwanted Insects in Reno Homes and Yards
Ants are pesky, social insects who can quickly take up residence in your yard or home. Several types of ants are common in Reno, and while many only represent a nuisance, some are dangerous, and others can spread bacteria and cause illness.
When you realize ants have invaded your home or yard, turn to Bold Servicing for dependable, responsive solutions. We are a family-owned-and-operated pest control company made up of qualified professionals who care. Our Reno ant control services leverage cutting-edge, eco-friendly treatments that clear infestations and keep your property safe from unwanted guests. Our team knows each situation calls for a unique, tailored solution, which is why we customize our plans to suit your specific needs. Your comfort and peace of mind are our top priorities, which is why we make every effort to clear your property of pests as quickly as possible.
Are Ants Dangerous in Reno?
Ants are often referred to as “nuisance” pets, meaning they are largely an annoyance and are not necessarily dangerous. That does not mean they do not pose a threat to your health or property.
The following types of ants are common in Reno, NV:
- Carpenter ants
- Fire ants
- Odorous house ants
- Pavement ants
Pavement ants and odorous house ants are unlikely to attack a person or pet, but they do tend to invade homes. Despite their name, odorous house ants do not produce an unpleasant smell unless crushed, meaning you should avoid stepping on these pests when possible. Both odorous house ants and pavement ants have been known to spread bacteria and can contaminate surfaces and your food.
Carpenter ants are unlikely to attack anyone but can inflict significant damage to your property. They burrow and nest in wood, which can cause structural harm to trees in your yard or even your home.
Fire ants are potentially dangerous to pets, young children, and even adults. They are territorial insects that typically build nests outdoors. Anyone in their proximity is at risk of painful, sharp stings packed with venom, and these pests frequently attack in numbers. If someone is allergic to their venom, they could experience a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.
The bottom line is you should never ignore ants present on your property. An infestation (and the damage one causes) will likely worsen if left unaddressed, so do not wait to explore your Reno ant control options as soon as you discover pests in your home or yard.
Food is one of the biggest attractors of ants. Lidless trashcans, open food stored in pantries, food left behind in your yard, and even fruit trees are all factors that can raise the likelihood of an ant invasion. Even a small collection of crumbs can lure unwanted visitors into your home or yard.
Moisture can also play a significant role in attracting ants. Improper plumbing or an overwatered yard may entice ants to enter your property, at which point they will likely seek out food and nesting spots.
Where Will I Find Ants in My Reno Home or Yard?
If you notice one or a handful of ants in your yard or in your home, you may be wondering if you have an infestation, and, if so, where you can find their nest. Ants are resourceful insects that can manage to nest in a wide variety of locations. The likely nesting spot will depend on the ant’s species.
Odorous house ants typically build colonies in cabinetry and electronics present in your home, though they can also nest in trees. As their name might imply, pavement ants are known to nest in or under cracks in the pavement, including driveways and pathways adjacent to your home. Pavement ants may also nest under patios, building foundations, or along the side of your garage or house.
Carpenter ants nest in wood, but they prefer damp, rotten wood. If you are aware of plumbing issues in your home, start by looking at the affected areas. Carpenter ants may also target sheds, piles of lumber, and trees in your yard.
Fire ants look for warm places, such as fireplaces, but often lurk outdoors in sunny areas. You may find them near outdoor electrical equipment (such as an air conditioner), in your yard, or near your foundation or sidewalk.
How Can I Get Rid of Ants in My Reno Home or Yard?
You should not attempt to combat an ant infestation on your own. At Bold Servicing, we offer convenient Reno ant control solutions designed to quickly eliminate all types of infestations. We offer a full suite of residential and commercial services, and our treatments are never harmful to your loved ones or pets. Our dedicated, hard-working employees are happy to evaluate the problems you are experiencing and walk you through what we can do to make your property pest-free.
How Can I Keep Ants Out of My Home and Yard in the Future?
In addition to helping you eradicate ant infestations, we also offer a range of preventative, annual pest control treatment plans. There are also several things you can do to limit the possibility of a new ant infestation.
To keep ants from finding their way into your property, you should:
- Patch up and seal any holes or gaps in your home’s foundation, doors, electrical appliances, and windows
- Facilitate regular plumbing maintenance and immediately address any leaks or moisture build-ups
- Avoid overwatering your garden or yard
- Only use garbage containers with secure lids, and take out the trash regularly
- Clean up after meals promptly, placing leftovers in your fridge or your pantry with sealed lids
- Clean your home’s surfaces regularly, especially in the kitchen
- Create and maintain small barriers between your home and any soil, mulch, or garden area