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Ants are everywhere outside, and that is a good thing. Ants are a part of the ecosystem and are necessary for a healthy Houston lawn. Ants outside your home are natural, but ants in your home are not something your want. Who wants to feel something crawling over them while lying in bed? Nobody wants to see ants walking over food on the table! 

If you see ants in your home, you need our award-winning pest control in Houston team from All-Safe Pest & Termite. Our highly-rated professionals successfully eliminate ant infestations in Houston homes. 

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Common Types Of Ants That Invade Houston Homes

There are thousands of ant species worldwide, and Houston is home to the following: 


  • Carpenter ants: These ants create tunnels in moist wood and are in crawlspaces, wood columns, and in wood in high-moisture areas. 
  • Acrobat ants: These light brown to black ants build nests in high-moisture areas, especially those previously occupied by termites and other wood-destroying insects. 
  • Crazy ants: Relatively new to the Houston area, this rapidly-moving South American species has a faint bluish body. They prefer to live in electrical equipment.
  • Fire ants: These reddish-brown ants build mounds against home foundations and landscaping. Occasionally, they invade Houston homes searching for food.
  • Odorous house ants: This brown type of ant is known for the rotting coconut scent it delivers when crushed. Odorous ants live in high-moisture areas and wood damaged by termites. 
  • Rover ants: These ants have a hump on the thorax and range in color from black to blonde. They live in the soil, potted plants, and rotting wood. 
  • Pharoah ants: This ant is identifiable by its small yellowish-orange body. They like to reside in crevices under window and door frames.

All-Safe Pest & Termite provides ant control in Houston for these ant species common in Texas. 

Ant Infestations Can Cause Many Problems In Your Home

Although most ants appear harmless, some pose threats to Houston homes. Carpenter ants in your house cause structural damage over time as they bore tunnels for their nests in the wood structures of the house. If not treated, these tunnels cause sagging or collapsing floors, warped door and window frames, and more. 

Although fire ants build nests outside, they enter homes through HVAC systems. Fire ant stings are painful and may cause severe allergic reactions in some people. 

The other ant species do not cause damage to the house or inflict painful stings, but they contaminate food with pathogens as they travel across it. Some ants, like the crazy ant, may bite if threatened, but others, like the rover ant, do not bite or sting. 

Whether or not the ants cause structural damage, bite, or sting, they are a nuisance to Houston homeowners, which is why you need ant control in your house provided by All-Safe Pest & Termite.

Why Do-It-Yourself Ant Control Is A Waste Of Time And Money

We all want to save money, but DIY pest control ant treatments fail to produce the intended results. The reason they fail is that they do not eliminate the source of the infestation. Although DIY products kill ants upon contact, unless they destroy the eggs, queen, and nests, ants will continue to be in the house. Furthermore, ants create chemical trails to food sources, and do-it-yourself products do not eliminate these trails. 

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Ants And Keep Them Away

To achieve effective ant control, one must identify the type of ant causing the problem, know where to look for the nests, eggs, and queen, and apply effective treatments. All-Safe Pest & Termite has decades of experience eliminating ants in Houston homes. We know ants, where to find the nests and pheromone trails, and which solutions are appropriate to achieve safe and effective results.
Contact us today, and let us solve your ant infestation problem. 

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