Ant Control near Tempe, Arizona

Ant Extermination in Gilbert, AZ

You have food in your house and ants want it. They’ll come in through an open door, burrow through walls, and find their way to your kitchen. Not only are they a nuisance crawling all over the place, but they’re also dirty and will spoil your food when they find their way in. Call Peterson Pest Management for ant control today to keep these pests away.
There’s more to ants than size and color, each species of ant seeks different nutrients and can be signs of varying issues within your home. The team at Peterson Pest Management are your ant extermination experts and offer treatments that will get rid of ants and help you keep them away. Living in the Phoenix, AZ area, there are six common species of ants that you might find in and around your home.

Harvester Ant

These ants are not only a nuisance in your home by taking food, they’re destructive in your yard. Harvester ants remove vegetation as they colonize and can cause bare spots in your lawn. These ants can vary in color with red, brown, or black.

Argentine Ant

You can easily identify Argentine ants by the way they travel. These tiny ants (typically between 2.2 and 2.8 mm long) travel in wide trails that will usually go up trees, the sides of buildings, and into homes. You can also recognize Argentine ants by the musty smell they give off when they’re crushed. An infestation can occur quickly with this species, so call Peterson Pest Management right away so our ant exterminators can identify the source of the problem and get rid of it.

Pavement Ant

Pavement ants are what you’ll find burrowing between the cracks in the pavement of your driveway, sidewalk, or patio. These tiny ants can forage up to 30 feet to find foods like cheese, nuts, bread, other insects, and just about anything else.

Odorous House Ant

True to its name, the odorous house ant can be easily identified by the rotten-coconut-like smell they produce when they’re smashed. These small ants love to nest near sources of moisture like hot water pipes and even inside termite-damaged wood. Despite the horrible smell, the only health risk they pose to you and your family is food contamination.

Carpenter Ant

Likely the largest ants you’ll see in Arizona, carpenter ants are most easily identified by their size, which can be as large as 5/8 in. Most carpenter ants you see will be completely black in color, but they can also be red, brown, or a combination of black and red. Carpenter ants get their name from their tendency to chew through wood. While these pests don’t eat the wood, a colony of up to 20,000 ants can still do significant damage by chewing wood that is soft or rotting.

Fire Ant

Of all the ants you’ll see in Arizona, fire ants are the variety that poses the biggest threat to individuals who are allergic to their stings. Typically, fire ants will deliver multiple stings from a group of ants. These stings produce a raised welt that can turn into a white pustule. Fire ants build nests that are characterized by large mounds that are between two and four square feet in size. While these ants are typically found outdoors, they can still enter your home. If you find a fire ant nest, it’s best to stay away and call Peterson Pest Management and let our ant control experts take care of the source.

Ant Eradication near Chandler, AZ

Peterson Pest Management will come to your home and quickly get rid of any ants that have invaded. Our ant eradication services will kill the ants that have found their way into your home and keep any new colonies from moving in.
Contact Peterson Pest Management today to schedule an appointment with our ant eradication team. Give us a call today at 480-285-4040 or 602-919-4352 for a home inspection. You can also reach us by sending a message via our online contact form or email directly to Our experts have been trained to properly identify the ants in and around your home then properly treat the root of the problem.
Get rid of ants for good with ant control treatments and professional advice that are meant to keep your home free from these pests and others.