Do you have an ant problem? These pests are one of the most common problems plaguing Hudson Valley 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 Hudson Valley.
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 (914) 984-5967 for a free Hudson Valley 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 Hudson Valley 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 Hudson Valley.
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 Hudson Valley 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.
Kevin was professional, efficient and customer friendly. Not only was the outside done quickly and all spider webs removed but the inside as well. He worked around us working and even our large Labrador. He sprayed my areas of ant concern particularly well. Our neighbor is notorious for ants. Kevin even sprayed our shed which is prone to paper wasps. Thank you Kevin for all the hard work.
– lucille prize
Posted December 14, 2020
I had ants and they came and treated inside and out and i haven't seen an ant since. very professional
– Toni Miller
Posted December 06, 2020
We have used Fox since late spring 2020 for issues with ants and mice. Since they came out, the ants have been completely eliminated and the mouse problem has significantly decreased. During today's appointment, they placed additional bait stations and plugged exterior holes they found during their inspection. (He was also respectful of our property and health, wearing a mask and shoe covers.) After the visit, a supervisor contacted us by phone to review the service. He also stopped by later that day to double-check the work performed. He followed-up with another call to review his findings, and made recommendations to prevent future problems. The service tech (Phil?) and supervisor were both professional and helpful. I would certainly recommend Fox Pest Control!
– Larry Lezon
Posted October 29, 2020
I have got to say how AMAZING their technician, Eric Peterson is! I had ants, spiders, and mice, the whole shebang! He got rid of everything, had immense patience, a great attitude, and made sure I felt reassured in my own home again. This man exceeded all previous techs and set a high bar. You gotta give him a raise because he knows his stuff! Make sure he's my guy from now on plz!
– Kat Mindock
Posted October 01, 2020
These guys show up, rain or shine to take care of your house and any problems you have. I had Eric Peterson at my residence this weekend to take care of a bunch of ants in my kitchen. I woke up this morning to a bunch of dead ants on my floor. The only good ant, is a dead one! Good job sir!
– Tony Austin
Posted September 14, 2020
Salesman and engineer Jacob explained in detail each biting bug, carpenter ant, flea, tick, regular ant, unwanted rodent and insects Fox would be getting away from my house and yard. He was able to tell me what products Fox used and how or if they affected pets and desired wildlife like bees. (They are pretty safe.) Fox products are used at children's hospitals and veterinarians' offices. Technicians Andrew and Wesley were on-time, quick, efficient. Gentleman all and decent prices. Application easy. Worth talking to.
– Gardens2 B
Posted August 01, 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 Hudson Valley pest control & extermination service.