Ants can cause big problems. Depending upon the species, ants can range from 1mm to 13mm. While many of these species are harmless, ant infestations can cause significant damage to your home. They can even pose a health risk because they carry dangerous bacteria on the food they infest.


Aside from the health risks, having ants in your home can significantly annoy you. Black ants marching across your toast is the quickest way to ruin a quiet morning. Keeping ants away is not easy, which is why ant pest control is a popular service. We'll show you how an ant control company eliminates an infestation, so you know what to do if you have an outbreak and when to call for help.

What Can Go Wrong When You Do It Yourself?

Suppose a homeowner only sees a few ants now and then. In that case, the problem is usually easy to solve with a home remedy or an excellent commercial product. But many of these do-it-yourself methods will only eliminate the ants you can see. If you want a treatment that works, you need to call the pros. Home remedies might help a little.

How Exterminators Remove Ants

When a homeowner has a full-blown infestation, problems can quickly escalate, becoming difficult to handle without professional help. An ant exterminator will do these things to eliminate them. Often these exterminators can identify ant species quickly. After identifying the ant species, the exterminator determines the best insect treatment.

  • Assess ant infestation type. As mentioned, the next step is to evaluate the situation to determine the best treatment. So, the ant exterminator must gather as much information on each client as possible. The exterminator must consider this before using poisons or other harmful treatments.


  • Give the proper treatment. The ant exterminator uses the appropriate treatment after identifying and evaluating the infestation. The exterminator will recommend the safest, most effective ant treatment method. Sometimes, the exterminator may find one large colony to kill, providing immediate relief.

What Kills Ants?

There are many ant-killing chemicals. An exterminator may need multiple chemicals if ants are immune to a specific chemical. Why are these popular?

  • Boric acid is a popular pesticide. Usually, a powder is used. It kills cockroaches, ants, and termites.
  • Hydramethylnon kills ants, crickets, silverfish, and cockroaches.
  • Fipronil is safer than hydramethylnon. Fipronil's moldy odor attracts ants, beetles, ticks, cockroaches, and fleas.
  • Piperonyl butoxide slows ants' metabolism, making them more toxic. Your exterminator may add this to any of the above pesticides.

Do You Require The Services Of An Ant Control Professional?

Tornado Pest Control has years of experience in the field of pest control. We take great pride in the fact that we can assist our customers in leading peaceful, pest-free lives. Contact us immediately or give us a ring at (210) 391-9466 to set up an appointment for an inspection if you need any pest control in your area. We are experts in resolving even the most challenging pest problems and can assist you in getting your life back to normal.

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