Ant Control Service

Defense Pest Control is passionate about pest control and customer satisfaction. We have happily served commercial businesses and residential homes in Greater Cleveland & NE & NW Ohio for a number of years. We are both fully insured and licensed and possess all necessary credentials to efficiently remove pests. All technicians have advanced training and are certified accordingly. Among the many pest control services we offer, ant control is among them.

Ant Identification in Ohio

Ants can be found throughout the world, minus Antarctica and Arctic. Despite the thousands of ant species there are only a small handful commonly found in Ohio. They are; Carpenter Ant, Cornfield Ant, Larger Yellow Ant, Pharaoh Ant, Thief Ant, Pavement Ant, Little Black Ant, False Honey Ant, Allegheny Mound Ant, Lawn Ant, Acrobat Ant, Odorous House Ant and Crazy Ant. No matter the species of ant invading your home or business, Defense Pest Control can efficiently eradicate them with our ant control service. Though all these ants can be found wondering inside or outside your commercial building or your residential home from time to time, the ants you should know more about are Carpenter Ants and the Pavement Ants.

Carpenter Ant Control

Carpenter Ants one of the largest ants. They are generally black, but are also colored a yellowish and reddish color. Carpenter ants reside in moist wood. They forage galleries into the wood to construct nests and make convenient access channels. Carpenter ants, unlike termites, do not consume the wood. A tell-tale sign of their presence is tiny wood shavings, likened to saw dust, and perhaps some ant corpse debris. Often, you can also hear their rustling movements in the wood. Their preferred meals are sweet or meat scraps left behind by people, but they will also devour other insects. Carpenter ant workers as called swarmers are usually more observed than other social groups of carpenter ants. Swarmers have wings, and usually are present when the current colony is well established. The swarmers move on to form new colonies.

Carpenter Ant Damage

Even though carpenter ants do not consume wood, they do however cause a considerable amount of damage to the wood structures in your home or business. If you suspect carpenter ants in your NE or NW Ohio residential or commercial property, scroll through your smart phone’s contacts and call Defense Pest Control for our superior ant control services.

How to Get Rid of Pavement Ants

Pavement Ants range from light brown to black in color, and the appendages are lighter. Pavement ants have been known to intrude in your Ohio home or business in search for food. Their outdoor nests are usually found along curbs, cracks in pavement and under stones. Indoor nests are typically found in walls and under floors. Their diet consist of meat grease, dead or living insects, honeydew from aphids and seeds. When they feel it necessary to invade your home or patio, their presence can be annoying, especially in well establishes colonies. They do sting when they feel threatened but they are not normally aggressive. You may find you have a pavement ant infestation while they are foraging for food but their nests can be difficult to find. If you find these little critters in your Greater Cleveland, Ohio residential home or commercial business, get the pros from Defense Pest Control involved to apply our premium ant control services.

Professional Ant Control in Greater Cleveland Area | NE & NW Ohio Including Solon, Akron & Medina OH

Defense Pest Control is the leading pest control company servicing NE and NW Ohio residential homes and commercial businesses. Our certified technicians have advanced training, years of experience, and utilize professional equipment and exclusive products to give our valued customers the best custom pest control services.