Ant Control in Minnesota
Ants in Minnesota come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They are a common insect found outside our homes living in our gardens, landscaping, trees, driveways, and patios. Most homeowners can tolerate ants outside, but when they invade our homes they become pests.
DIY Ant Control
Do-it-yourself sprays and baits sometimes help but require a lot of work and persistence — they rarely provide long-term results. Homeowners are exposed to over 100 species of ants in Minnesota but the top ten species we encounter are:
Odorous House Ants
Larger Yellow Ants
Ants are a common sight in the winter inside our homes, particularly homes built on a slab with sub-slab heating systems. These give ground dwelling ants a nice warm cozy home.
Spraying with do-it-yourself products just seems to spread them around and baits don’t seem as attractive in the winter. These ants probably moved their colony inside your home last fall and are sending out foraging ants now looking for food and water.
Infestations occurring during the winter will be treated with specialized products on the inside of the home. We will focus on cracks and crevices in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry areas, and entry doors. A follow-up treatment around the exterior of the home will be performed in the Spring when ants are active around the exterior of the home. Ant treatments during the warmer months are focused on the exterior of the home.
Ant treatments are guaranteed for the remainder of the calendar year in which the initial treatment was performed. During following years, the guarantee is renewable with a spring booster treatment assuring you of an ant free home.