Average Ant Exterminator Cost and Prices Vary
How Much Does an Ant Exterminator Cost?
Ants are often looked upon as a minor nuisance, but when they go from being an unwelcome picnic crasher to taking over your kitchen, they quickly become a real pest. Some ants can be harmful as well, so if you notice these little insects in your home, call Terminix now to request a free pest inspection and we’ll send a trained technician to perform an analysis of your home. The ant exterminator cost is often less than people expect, and having a professional eliminate the problem is quicker, less messy, safer and more effective than trying to tackle it yourself with commercially available ant traps.
You may not realize how harmful ants can be when they interact with humans. They have a place in nature, but when they invade a home or yard, it often means trouble and ant exterminator prices are the least of it. There are many species of ants found in North America, some of which can mean real trouble. For example, carpenter ants usually live outdoors but when they establish a satellite colony in a home, they can quickly begin to cause expensive damage to wood. Fire ants don’t usually invade a house itself, but when they establish a colony in a yard, homeowners, their children and pets are at risk of painful bites until the colony is eradicated.
Ants are also suspected by medical researchers of being carriers of over a dozen different pathogenic bacteria, including Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Clostridium and Pseudomonas. While the bacteria names may not all be instantly recognizable —although many people have heard of Salmonella— each of these can be very harmful to humans. If ants are left to have the run of your house, including having access to the food your family eats and the freedom to touch everything from plates and dishes to bedding, the situation can present a health risk to you and your family.
Ant Exterminator Prices Vary
When they discover that there are ants in their home or building nests throughout their yard, one of the first things many people do is try to figure out ant exterminator prices and how they compare to alternatives —primarily trying to tackle the problem on their own. Average prices are difficult to calculate because of the number of variables that have to be taken into consideration (for example: the species of ant, severity of the infestation and location), but if you call Terminix or submit a request for an appointment online, our ant exterminators will ensure you quickly receive an estimate for treatment that’s guaranteed to be effective.
A pack of ant traps at the hardware store might seem like a cheaper solution than what a professional ant exterminator would cost, but the savings quickly evaporate when you have to keep buying traps. Incorrectly applied treatment can actually make the infestation worse, with pharaoh ants responding to typical home treatments by splitting into multiple colonies. A professional exterminator from Terminix will ensure the ant colony is eradicated, as quickly and as safely as possible.
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