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Delaware & Maryland Ant Treatment


How To Identify An Ant Infestation

Ants can be easy to spot in your home. They are not skittish like other pests. Most often, they can be found walking in a direct line from an entry point to a food source. Plus, if you see one ant, you will probably begin to see more ants.

However, noticing several ants in your Maryland or Delaware home is just the first step. While an infestation may be easy to spot, you must also know where to look and identify the ants properly.

First, we will discuss where to look for an ant infestation. Typically, ants will begin to form in numbers around entranceways around your home. You may notice them walking straight from the entrance, such as a door or window, to another location. Ants walk in a straight line because of pheromones. The scout ant, who first found its way into your home, laid down a pheromone trail that the others follow. This causes the straight line we often associate with ant infestations.

Sometimes, ants can cluster in cabinets, refrigerators, or counters. They take this formation once they reach the food or water source.

In Delaware and Maryland, the most common types of ants in your home are Odorous House ants, Black House ants, and Carpenter ants.

Why You Might Have Ants

It is not hard to spot an ant infestation, but it is similarly easy to determine why you have ants. Most ants enter a home because of food and water.

Common sources of food and drink that attract ants include the following.

  • Loose food in a cabinet
  • Garbage
  • Crumbs
  • Sweet fruits or treats left on the counter
  • Leaky pipes
  • Spilled juice or other liquid.

The exception to this rule is carpenter ants, which often invade to find shelter. Carpenter ants make their nests in wood. Unlike termites, they do not eat the wood. However, the result is usually the same: lots of damage to your home.

Keeping your home clean is the best way to defend it against an ant infestation. However, if you suspect a carpenter ant problem or notice signs of an ant infestation, you should call the professionals at JEM Pest Solutions immediately.

Reasons To Treat Your Ant Problem Immediately

Ants live in colonies, meaning you will never find a single ant in your home. Instead, ants can enter your house in the hundreds and even thousands. This invasion is unsightly and a huge nuisance. And that is not even to mention how ants can contaminate your food.

Finally, as mentioned in the previous section, carpenter ants can cause real problems for homeowners. They nest in wood, which can weaken structural beams and cause hollow areas in your floorboards. This damage can become costly and requires a professional to find the ants’ entry and stop the infestation in its tracks.

Calling a professional ant exterminator will ensure your ant problem gets taken care of quickly and efficiently. 


 Do ants spread diseases?
Unlike many other insects, such as cockroaches and mosquitoes, ants do not spread many diseases. That does not mean ants are safe to have around your food. In fact, they can transmit bacterial and fungal organisms that can cause problems for humans. Therefore, if you ever notice ants in your food, you should not continue to eat it. 

Do ant traps work?
Ant traps may work to reduce the number of ants in your home. However, they do not solve the underlying problem that caused the ant infestation in the first place. You need a professional, like those at JEM Pest Solutions, to survey your home to find all of the potential entry points and attractants that are causing your ant infestation in the first place. Professional commercial sprays are also significantly more effective than store-bought ant traps.


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When your doorbell rings, you can be confident that the person JEM Pest Solutions has sent to your home to take care of your control and extermination is a true professional. We carefully screen, background check, and conduct lengthy interviews with prospective employees. JEM Pest Solutions technicians also undergo extensive training, both in the classroom and on the job with a mentor, before they are allowed to work on their own. You can rest easy knowing that your problem is in good hands with JEM Pest Solutions.

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About Us

JEM Pest Solutions has proudly been providing expert pest control and bed bug control in Delaware & Maryland for over 7 years. During this time we've helped over 20,000 homeowners manage and exterminate their pest problems. At JEM Pest Solutions we provide pest control for ants, bedbugs, mosquitos, and much more.

JEM Pest Solutions is a Delaware & Maryland locally owned and operated company; we take pride in servicing the community that we live in serving Dover, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, and the surrounding areas.  We value your time, so when you call we'll schedule an inspection or service time that is convenient for you.

Our technicians are thoroughly screened during our interview process. We only hire professionals we would want to service our own homes. We background check and drug test all employees and make new hires go through extensive training both in the classroom and on the job before they can service a home or business alone. We also believe in and practice continuing education, ensuring our technicians are always providing the best service possible. You can rest easy knowing that when your door bell rings JEM Pest Solutions has sent a true professional to resolve your Delaware & Maryland pest issue.

JEM Pest Solutions provides a zero obligation free inspection and estimate in Delaware & Maryland. Our technicians will take the time and care to thoroughly explain the treatment options best suited for your particular problem. Our professional service is convenient as well as effective.

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We conduct a thorough home inspection. We will identify the source of your pest problem.


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