Ant Bugs

Ants are insects that can do amazing things. They clean the environment as decomposers by feeding on organic waste, insects or other dead animals and they can keep local insect populations under control. Ants help aerate the soil as well as distribute pollen and seeds. Indoors, ants become pests, searching for food and water and bringing diseases with them as they begin to shelter themselves into your home.

It’s important to stop the ants in their tracks as they search for food and water. Check all entry points like doors, windows and even areas you may overlook like under porches, small openings in the baseboards, or flower beds underneath dryer vents. The warm air can keep a colony active long after other bugs have died from exposure and also provides an entry point to your house. Tired of seeing ants trailing through your home? Give us a call and we will take care of the issue for you, leaving your home ant free.

Ants are highly organized social insects that exhibit similar behavior to honey bees and termite colonies. They form a three caste system consisting of a queen, drones (their only purpose is to fertilize queens), and workers. The workers are the biggest problem and the most likely suspect. Within the workers exist a few different roles, such as nurse (takes care of larval ants) and scouts that look for new sources of food/water. If you see one ant and there isn’t a line behind them, it’s likely a scout. Killing these minimizes the risk of ants looking for food in your home and provides an easy ant control method.

Illiana Wildlife and Pest Control

Organic ant removal methods, such as peppermint oil, have limited success since the oils wear off within a few days and replacing them can be a hassle. Most off the shelf products can actually make the problem worse. They tend to kill on contact but repel the rest of the colony away, causing new problems on other sides of the house. Instead, it is safer to hire professionals to eliminate the ants. We use professional products that do not repel the ants, in fact, they are happy to carry it with them back to the colony where it is destroyed. Illiana Wildlife and Pest Control focuses on pest control and removal of ants. Carpenter ants, in particular, are notorious for destroying antique wood. When an infestation occurs, Illiana Wildlife and Pest Control can help with removing these destructive ants. We are an all-in-one company and strive to provide the best pest control and prevention.

We take care of ants all over Northwest Indiana in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties. We service Valparaiso, Portage, Crown Point, Hebron, Michigan City, Laporte, Dyer, Gary, Hammond, East Chicago, Schererville, St. John, Cedar Lake, East Chicago,