Boise, Idaho Ant Control
If you have a pest problem, you’re not alone in the Gem State. Ants infest thousands of Boise households. And getting rid of them is extremely difficult.Request a Free Estimate
How to Prevent an Infestation
Take steps to deprive them of survival essentials.
- Repair or seal exterior cracks and gaps in the foundation, walls, and around doors and windows.
- Remove standing water (basements, bathrooms, kitchens, pet dishes).
- Eliminate moist conditions (fix water leaks, resolve condensation issues, waterproof basements).
- Keep countertops, stovetops, and flooring clean (wipe up crumbs and spills).
- Store food in airtight containers.
- If you see ants in the house, kill them and clean up the scent trail they’ve left behind for others in the colony.
"We have had Croach throughout the 2020 calendar year. They have been very responsive, and their treatment of our home (including the garage), shed, and playground equipment has been great. No issues whatsoever with pests in the house."
Curtis D. - Boise, ID
Odorous House Ants
The odorous or sugar ant is soft-bodied and takes on many colors, ranging from red to black. Attracted to sugary foods, they will nest almost anywhere in the house, including inside walls and under the sink.
The carpenter ant is the most destructive and expensive species in Idaho. Though they don’t eat wood, carpenter ants chew through wood structures to build and expand nesting sites for the colony. They silently cause thousands of dollars in damage for Boise homeowners.
The pavement ant prefers nesting in the cracks of concrete sidewalks, driveways, and patios. But they also move indoors to live in walls, beneath flooring, and in insulation. They are tiny, eat any type of human food, and are abundant reproducers. They often get mistaken for termites as they sometimes swarm during mating.
This species is named for the formic acid they spray as a defensive measure. Strong mouthparts also render a nasty bite. There are 234 sub-species of Formica ants, such as wood, mound, thatching, and field ants. They build large mounds in your yard near structures like your foundation or the steps leading inside your home.
Harvesters monitor the weather for the ideal time to forage for seeds. Each summer, the colony will swarm after a good rain. Queens in Harvester colonies can live a very long life, 17 to 30 years. While they have a painful sting, they are not a threat to humans unless you experience an allergic reaction.
The Pest Problem in Boise
Pests enter your home looking for food, moisture, and shelter. All four seasons of Treasure Valley weather affect pest activity and cause infestations of rats, mice, cockroaches, spiders, earwigs, and even wasps.
Ants may seem harmless, but they pose a range of risks, including:
- Food contamination.
- Painful bites and stings.
- Structural damage to your home.
- Destruction of your lawn and garden.
"I’ve been a longtime customer of Croach in another state and the technicians were always so friendly. It was comforting to know they serviced our area and the excellent customer service continued, even in a new place. It was easy and quick to set up and get them out to the new house. The techs were friendly and efficient. Happy to continue service with them."
Jubilee A. - Boise, ID
The Professional Solution: Ant Control Services
Ants may be tiny, but they are stubbornly difficult to exterminate without the right tools and expertise. Most DIY pest control methods kill some of them, but disperse the rest to recolonize or build a new nest nearby.
Different species require different extermination methods. Croach offers a tailored approach to fit your pest problem.
Croach Pest Control Process
Our ant control and extermination services are efficient. Here's an overview of how we do it:
Begin by requesting a free and thorough inspection of your pest problem.
2. Treatment Plan
The inspection helps us determine the right approach. We will use our findings to come up with a plan customized to suit your needs.
Your initial treatment begins the extermination process, followed by ongoing pest control and prevention.
Seeing two or more ants in your home calls for action. Infestation occurs quickly, and they also attract other pests. Don’t wait until the problem is out of hand. Get the best pest control service in Boise on the job.Request a Free Estimate
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