Ants are incredible creatures. The resilience of these tiny, industrious insects ceaselessly foraging can be admirable—unless of course, they’re foraging in your pantry. Their industriousness presents an unwelcome challenge to homeowners and businesses alike. At B&B Pest Control, our focus is on turning the ant colony’s industriousness to our advantage, eliminating them from your space and establishing a pest-free environment.

In this comprehensive guide to ant control, we’ll tap into the expertise B&B Pest Control has honed over years of service. From identifying the type of ant invaders you’re facing to implementing effective control measures, this guide will equip you with the knowledge to take charge of your battle against these unwelcome guests.

A Closer Look at Your Ant Aggressors

Ants come in various shapes, sizes, and levels of nuisance. Before you can mount an effective defense, you must familiarize yourself with the enemy. There are over 12,000 species of ants worldwide, but when it comes to pest control, a few common culprits are most likely to be at the scene of the crime:

The Odorous House Ant

Known for the distinct odor they emit when crushed, these brown or black ants can prove to be quite the resilient household pest.

The Carpenter Ant

Larger than many ant species, carpenter ants are known for carving out nests in damp, damaged wood, which can lead to significant structural damage to buildings over time.

The Pavement Ant

These fast-moving, dark brown ants often enter homes in search of greasy, sweet, or starchy foods.

The Fire Ant

Fire ants are notorious for their painful stings, which can be life-threatening to individuals with severe allergies.

Understanding which type of ant you’re dealing with is critical, as it informs the potential damage they can cause and the best approach to eliminating them.

The Science of Ant Behavior

To fight ants effectively, it is paramount to understand their behavior. Here are a few key insights that will help you predict and control their movements:

Trail Communication

Ants lay down a pheromone scent trail that fellow ants use to locate food sources. Eradicating these trails with a cleaning solution can disrupt their foraging patterns.

Indoor Nests

Most ant species prefer to build their nests outdoors and then forage for food inside. However, some, like the odorous house ant, are more than happy to set up home inside your walls and floors.

Seasonal Patterns

Ants are more active in warmer weather, but that doesn’t mean they hibernate in the winter. Some species, including the odorous house and carpenter ants, will remain active if conditions inside a structure are to their liking.

The B&B Approach to Ant Control

B&B Pest Control employs a multi-step approach to ant control that’s rooted in a deep understanding of ant behavior and biology. Here are the core components of our strategy:

Inspection and Identification

Our process starts with a thorough inspection to identify the ant species and locate their nests and foraging trails. This allows us to tailor our approach to your specific infestation.

Control Measures

We employ a range of control methods, including baits, dusts, and barrier treatments, to eliminate the existing infestation and prevent future ones.

Monitoring and Follow-Up

Once the infestation is under control, we continue to monitor the area to ensure the ants don’t return. We also provide you with recommendations to prevent future infestations.

Proactive Ant Prevention

The best way to deal with an ant problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Here are some proactive measures recommended by B&B Pest Control:

Seal Entry Points

Ants can squeeze through the tiniest cracks and crevices. Regularly inspect and seal entry points with caulk to keep them out.

Keep It Clean

Regularly clean countertops, floors, and other surfaces to remove food particles and odors that may attract ants.


Trim your vegetation and keep piles of mulch and leaves away from your building’s foundation to discourage ants from setting up shop near your structure.

Store Food Properly

Store food in airtight containers, and keep ripe fruit in the refrigerator. These simple measures can make your home less inviting to ants.

The Human Element

It’s essential to remember that the war on pests is not just about the products you use but also the people who apply them. At B&B Pest Control, our team is our greatest resource. They receive regular training and use the latest tools and techniques to ensure your safety and the effectiveness of our services.

Final Notes and Your Next Steps

Ants may be a formidable opponent, but with the right knowledge and an experienced team at your back, you can reclaim your space. Whether you’re battling a seasonal invasion or a year-round infestation, B&B Pest Control is here to help you restore peace of mind.

Should you need further assistance or wish to book a consultation, visit our website at or call our 24/7 hotline. Remember, with B&B Pest Control, you’re not just a customer; you’re part of our mission to keep our community safe from pests.