Do you have an ant problem? These pests are one of the most common problems plaguing Lexington homeowners and can be difficult to get rid of. As they live in colonies of hundreds or thousands, our Fox Pest Control technicians know that any ant spotting could be sign of an infestation. Read below to find out if you have an infestation, and what you can do about it.
If you have large ants with pincers in or around your home, you may have a carpenter ant problem. If that is the case, our carpenter ant page is a great place to start.
You might already know for sure that you have an ant problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of an ant infestation in Lexington.
They can be in dirt or sand, or they can be covered in growing, healthy grass.
Ants will travel long distances for food. Ant trails may disappear after the food source is gone.
In grass, sand, or even cracks in brick or cement
Think you have a ant problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (859) 903-5814 for a free Lexington ant control quote.
Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized ant treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain ant free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the ants don’t come back. If you see any ant activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
The best way to get rid of ants permanently is with professional Lexington pest control and ant extermination because we have all the right tools and knowledge. While you wait for the professionals to come, vacuum frequently for anything ants can use as food, like fallen crumbs, grains of sugar, and hair follicles or skin particles.
You must control ants because they can create satellite nests that collect food for the main nest. The queen will remain safe and untouched in a separate nest. If the satellite nest is destroyed, the queen could simply create another one in the same place. Fox Pest Control has the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively provide ant control in Lexington.
Ants that sting. Some ants have a painful sting, almost like a wasp. You need to control fire ants, harvester ants, and oak ants - they are among those stinging ants that live in the United States.
Carpenter ants. You must exterminate carpenter ants because they can carve tunnels and galleries through virtually any kind of wood, causing major structural damage.
Some ants, like the aggressive red imported fire ants, deliver a painful sting. This sting has often been compared to a wasp or bee sting and can be a serious problem for those with an allergy to insect stings.
The main difference is the size. While most ants in Lexington are about ⅛ inch long, carpenter ant workers are closer to ½ inch, about four times bigger. Carpenter ants can vary in color, from solid black, to orange, red and black, yellow, or solid red.
Outstanding service in treatment of house for ants and water bugs. I called back the following day after treatment to ask them to spray the bathroom for nats, they came out that day to spray and no issue at all.
– William Huntzinger
Posted October 09, 2020
Had a sudden issue with ants and my first call was to Fox Pest Control after they were recommended by a neighbor. Since the first treatment I haven't seen a single ant or any other pests. The employees seem to care about what they do and take the time to discuss any issues they see. I would highly recommend Fox to anyone having a pest issue or if you want to prevent one.
– Nicholas G
Posted August 27, 2020
So nice and thorough. Came to my house within two days.. Also very affordable. I will definately spread the word how great the company is. My ants were gone in two days.
– Tanya Palmgren
Posted August 21, 2020
The sales rep Kody was one of a kind, we had thought about pest control due to ants over the years but never jumped the gun, and this guy literally sold it to me. That kind of customer service goes a long way. Then the gentleman comes to spray and is just as good of a guy. I can't express how amazing these 2 were in my experience dealing with Fox. Great pricing, as well but I would pay even more just for the customer service they gave me and my family
Posted July 27, 2020
Darius just came out for the second spraying of our house. He was incredibly nice and professional. He even took a few seconds to play with my young children and give them a few giggles as they were standing at the windows watching him spray the perimeters. The first visit was a good impression as well. It was a husband and wife team and they were here on time, very kind and great at explaining the process and answering questions about what I needed to do to keep my kids and dogs away from any chemicals etc.And, the ants are gone!Over all, from the sales call to the follow up it has been well worth the money.
– Lora Scott
Posted July 21, 2020
The treatment was effective. I no longer see any evidence of the carpenter ants beginning the day after treatment. The technician, Jerry, was great and took time to explain what he thought was going on and answer all my questions satisfactorily. The price was cheaper than I had imagined and was discounted by 25% when I made my appointment.
– Michael Podgorski
Posted July 18, 2020
If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
*Call us today before 2 p.m. & we'll be to your home promptly for a zero-obligation inspection and estimate or to provide Lexington pest control & extermination service.