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Fox Pest Control’s Long Island Ant Exterminator Service

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Do you have an ant problem? These pests are one of the most common problems plaguing Long Island 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 black or brown ants 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.

Signs of an Ant Infestation

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 on Long Island. 

Large Mounds in the Yard

They can be in dirt or sand, or they can be covered in growing, healthy grass.

Ant Trails

Ants will travel long distances for food. Ant trails may disappear after the food source is gone.

Piles of ants

In grass, sand, or even cracks in brick or cement

What You Need to Know About Ants

Helpful Ant Prevention Tips 

wood and low-hanging tree branches

Move wood or low-hanging tree branches away from your house. 

seal cracks to prevent intrusion

Seal cracks to prevent intrusion.

clean baseboards, cabinets, and countertops

Clean baseboards, cabinets, and countertops regularly.

How Do I Get Rid Of Ants?

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Think you have an ant problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (631) 458-5003 for a free Long Island ant control quote.

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Schedule NY same day* control service with one of our certified technicians.

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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.

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You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain ant free.

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Follow Up

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!

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How To Get Rid Of Ants | Fox Pest Control

Is a trail of ants marching across your countertop,
or setting up camp in your cupboard?

Don’t worry — we’ve got a solution!

Ants are masters of sneaking into your home through unsealed gaps in your cement, brick or siding.

They can also slip in through open gaps around windows or door frames.

If you’ve got food or moisture available, they’ll come crawling.

Most ants are harmless.

But some, like fire ants, bite and sting.

Other types of ants build huge mounds that can tear up your lawn.

Carpenter ants can burrow into your wood,
causing major damage to window and door frames, or even the structure of your home.

If you see ants, call us.

We’ll come that same day to solve your pest problem!

Our licensed, certified technicians know how to get the job done right.

Your Fox Pest Pro will thoroughly inspect your home,
and then create a customized plan to get rid of those pesky ants for good.

After the treatment, we’ll send you a detailed report of what we did,
along with helpful suggestions for how to keep the ants outside where they belong.

We follow up with regular inspections,
carefully checking for any potential trouble spots.

If ants return, simply give us a call,
we’ll come back for free!

Our service is 100% guaranteed.

Why not have one less thing to worry about?

Call us today for a free quote and same-day inspection.

Fox Pest Control. No Bugs. Simply Better.

Ant Infestation Control FAQ

How do I get rid of ant infestations? Can I get rid of ants by myself?

The best way to get rid of ants permanently is with professional Long Island 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.

Why do ants keep coming back on Long Island?

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 on Long Island.

What problems do carpenter ants cause? 

Carpenter ants use their massive jaws to carve tunnels in wood. Although they don’t eat the wood as termites do, if you don’t get help with carpenter ant treatment they can cause serious damage to your home if left untreated.

Which ants are the most dangerous?

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.

Are ants poisonous?

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. 

What is the difference between a regular ant and a carpenter ant?

The main difference is the size. While most ants on Long Island 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.

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Niko Ernst

Today, 12/10/ Danny came to my house again to address an ant problem in different spots in our home different than he had worked on last time. Since the weather has gotten cold the ants have not been visible but he treated the areas anyway and repeatedly reminded us to call right away if we see the ants and he will come back. He continues to be was the type of employee Fox should be proud to have. He really cares!

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Debbie Cliffe

Customer service is incredibly professional and responsive. Carlos was awesome! He answered all of my questions and was very thorough with his work.

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Olivia Wong

Carlos was prompt, polite and helpful. Very happy with our service !

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Shannon Wahl

12/2/2020: I have been using Fox Pest Control for several years. Danny has been my service tech for the last few. He is extremely personable, completely familiar with my property’s needs, and knows his pest control products well. I am completely satisfied with the job he has been doing all these years. I recommend Fox Pest Control to anyone shopping. If you have a choice, request Danny. Thanks Again -Keith G, Smithtown

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