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Houston Ants Pest Library

Learn in-depth information about Houston ants from the Ant Control Experts at Pest Control Houston Company Gulf Coast Exterminators.

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Get Affordable and Effective Houston Ant Control from Gulf Coast Exterminators

Ants are one of the most difficult pests to control and represent approximately 65% of the Houston pest control industry’s service calls. Ant Control in Houston Texas is one of Gulf Coast Exterminators many pest control specialties and expertise.

We are pleased to offer ant pest control services successfully for over 10 years in Houston. We have experienced ant pest control service technicians who have a wealth of knowledge and experience serving our customers with great reviews on Google, Yelp and other websites.

We have certified expertise in ant control in all forms, we get many calls for carpenter ant control. All our technicians are certified and have passed background and drug checks to ensure not only a great job in removing and controlling Houston ants but also providing you added safety.

The best ant control services require constant learning of effective methods with implementation, and we adhere to that making us the best. Our methods are the best in the industry with optimal results for our customers. We serve customers in over 60 service areas in Houston. Contact us (281)-449-7404 to see how we can help you control ants.

Houston Ants Quick Facts

Here are quick facts about ants in Houston and around the world.

  • Ants are very social insects,
  • Ants are a part of a large family called Formicidae and they have over 300 species in over 20 subfamilies.
  • Ants ancestors were from wasp-like creatures in the early Cretaceous era 120+ million years ago and diversified into what they are now due to the rise of flowering plants.
  • Over 12,500 species out of about 22,000 have been classified to date. We have a lot more to go as you can see.
  • Prehistoric ants were predators with stingers, a physical trait still shared by many of present day ants.
  • Ants survived the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction over 65 million years ago when a giant asteroid collided with the planet Earth.
  • Many present day ants use their stingers to spray toxins.
  • From Fire Ants, Harvester Ants, Red Imported Fire Ants, Citronella Ants, Carpenter Ants, Argentine Ants and many other Houston ants, leave it to the professionals at Gulf Coast Exterminators to help you with ant control.

Houston Ants

There are over 10 species of ants addressed on this page. They represent roughly 95% of the service calls for ants by pest control operators in the Houston area. Ants may appear cute until you learn a little more about their social nature.

Ants share food with one another via “trophallaxis” (mouth to mouth feeding) and because of this, they often transmit the pathogens from the filth they pick up in their travels. They may also deposit their waste on food preparation areas or even into your stored food itself. For these reasons alone steps should be taken immediately upon being discovered.

Note: It’s important to remember that the ant colony trailing on the bathroom floor is the same ant colony on your kitchen counter. This is how they spread germs from on area to another.

Ants, Social Society And Way Of Life

Ants are “social insects” and evolve through a “complete life cycle” (egg, larvae, pupa and adult). The colonies are divided into castes of workers (sterile females – majority of the colony), queens (reproductive females) and drones (reproductive males).

Generally speaking ants will prefer foods high in proteins during times of high egg production for the queens, sugars and greases will be gathered to promote larval development or to satisfy the energy needs of the workers. Because there are so many ant species and because their preferences change quite frequently we may never have a single bait that is universally accepted and effective.

Each species is unique and enjoys certain feeding, nesting and travel patterns making it imperative your ant control technician to be well trained and experienced to achieve control. One wrong step with some of these species and the problem is simply magnified. Furthermore, ant control with one species may not mean the same thing with another species.

Caution For Do It Yourself Ant Control

CAUTION! Don’t spray or kill by any other means the foraging ants you see on the countertops or on your floors as this may cause “Budding” within the colony. “Budding” is the process whereby the colony looses enough “workers” to cause stress.

Once this occurs, multiple queens within the colony will recruit workers and separate from the main colony to an alternate or satellite colony location. At this point you have a much more difficult problem and it will not get better by itself.

At the very least a combination of non-repellant baits and in some cases non-repellant sprays (strategically placed) by trained ant control professionals Gulf Coast Exterminators, will solve the problem.

Our Ant Control Is Extremely Effective and Affordable.

We are the best at ant control and have a track record to prove it. Here are some of the many Houston ants we control below.

  • Pharaoh Ants
  • Odorus Ants
  • Odorous House Ant
  • Harvester Ants
  • Ghost Ants
  • Fire Ants
  • Red Imported Fire Ants
  • Citronella Ant
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Argentine Ants
  • Allegheny Mound Ant

Houston Ant Control Services

Gulf Coast Exterminators is the one to call for all ant control and ants pest control needs. With in-depth knowledge and over 10 years of successful service in ant control, we have trained and certified technicians that always deliver. After accessing your situation, we will tell you the steps we will take to get rid of the ants on your property. It is a piece of cake for our professional ant control experts.

Ant Control and Prevention Services in Houston

We are well known for our complete service as an ant control company. Our experts will offer the best possible approach to rid your property of all unwanted ants such as crazy ants, fire ants, carpenter ants, and other ants. Our services cover all of facets of ant control.

Your home or work place could become the next settlement for ants. Let us, Gulf Coast Exterminators, the experienced and most effective ant control professionals in Houston, Texas, handle your ant problems. At the affordable rates we offer, you shouldn’t expose yourself to the possibility of diseases and harm ants bring.

Gulf Coast Exterminators is an accomplished ant control and pest control company, licensed by the state of Houston to safely and properly control ants. If you have ants on your property or inside, we offer free in-home inspection to fully access the ant problem for you.

Ant Control You Can Count On

At Gulf Coast Exterminators, we have the experience to count on for ant control! We have served businesses and residents all over Houston for over 10 years. We can assure you that our ant control will clear your property effectively and at a great rate.

Professional Ant Control Services in Houston

We are available for all your ant control needs in Houston, so feel free to call us. We will get rid of those pesky ants. See ants your not familiar with? Call us to investigate the situation. Contact the best local ant control experts in Houston.

Ant Control Effectiveness

At Gulf Coast Exterminators, we are very effective in ant control, we operate in very high standards and we are also cost effective. These are the reasons Gulf Coast Exterminators is the ant control company of choice in Houston, Texas for over 10 years.

We appreciate your time reading about Houston ants and our ant Control services. Contact us to effectively remove ants from your place of business or residence. Read more about our Ant Control services in Houston.


Gulf Coast Exterminators Provides The Best Houston Pest Control For Over 24 Years.

Pest Control Houston company Gulf Coast Exterminators serves over 60 areas and provides affordable, effective service with flexible scheduling, warranties and affordable yet effective Pest Control Service Plans (quarterly programs).

Gulf Coast Exterminators is locally owned and operated in Houston since 1991 by Sam Sanford who is the former president of the Greater Houston Pest Control Association.

Sam, Owner of Pest Control Houston Company Gulf Coast Exterminators.

Sam Sanford, owner of Gulf Coast Exterminators

Sam served the Greater Houston Pest Control Association since 1991 with leadership positions such as Secretary (2011), Treasurer (2012), Vice President (2013), President (2014) and Chairman of the Board (2015). We are a part of these pest control organizations: Building Owners and Managers Association International, Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association and the National Pest Management Association.

We have insured, bonded, background checked clean-cut technicians who are well versed in customer service and experienced in all forms of pest control. Each member of our staff is licensed and regulated by the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control service. Our Pest Control technicians constantly receive ongoing and extensive training with a combination of monthly in-house training as well as semi-annual third-party training to remain proficient in the latest and most efficient Pest Control techniques available.

Our popular pest control services in Houston are termite control, termite inspection, bed bug treatment, flea control and rodent control. We serve over 60 service areas in Houston for pest control, most popular are Conroe Pest Control, Kingwood Pest Control, Pest Control Sugar Land & Pest Control Katy TX.

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