Ant Removal Services in Minneapolis & St. Paul
Unless you have carpenter ants, which can cause structural damage, ants are mainly a nuisance in the Twin Cities. Proper ant identification and treatment by an expert are critical to providing the best solution. The pest experts at Rainbow can protect your home against ants with a one-time ant service or as part of a Pest Protection Plan. Speak with one of our experts to learn more and schedule your service today!
What can you expect from our ant control service?
First, one of our experts will perform a thorough inspection of your property to identify the source of the infestation and species of ants. Customers may have multiple ant species, such as pavement ants and carpenter ants, and correctly identifying the species is an important for effective treatment. For example, it’s not necessary to find a carpenter ant’s primary nest, but doing so can accelerate the treatment process. After we identify which ant species are present, we can determine the best way to eliminate them from your home!
Our pest experts use products specifically designed against colonizing insects, such as ants and termites. This enables us to completely eliminate the entire colony, not just the forager ants, which only make up about 10% of the colony’s population.
- Our products transfer easily throughout an ant colony to eliminate the ants.
- After an application, the treatment takes about an hour to dry. Once dry, the products are safe to the touch.
- Expect reduction in the number of ants you see within 7-10 days and complete elimination of the colony within 30 days or less.
Our experts only use EPA-approved, professional-grade products designed to withstand weather elements such as wind, rain, and cold. The products are safe to the touch once dry (about an hour) and they will not stain or damage your siding, paint, or foliage.
Why choose the pest experts from Rainbow Pest Experts?
At Rainbow Pest Experts, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality pest control in the Twin Cities. We offer 100% customer satisfaction and warranties on all of our services. Beginning with your first phone call answered by a highly trained pest expert, we will find the solution that’s right for you.
Once on-site, our pest expert will spend the time needed to thoroughly inspect all of the key areas of your Minnesota home and yard to get to the root of the problem. Your pest expert will explain what was found during the inspection. We review all factors concerning the safety of you and your family. Afterward, our pest expert will make recommendations and provide proven science-based solutions to best solve your problem.
What type of ant services do you offer?
The technician will complete an interior inspection of your home to determine if interior treatment is necessary. Interior treatment is typically ineffective unless there is an extremely high degree of ant activity inside. If interior service is required, the technician would spot-treat and possibly place baits in key areas where ants are noticed. We will then apply a product designed to eliminate ants and their colonies around any nest sites and the home’s entire foundation. The carpenter ant treatment has a six-month warranty.
We will do an interior inspection to determine where the ants are active. Typically internal treatment involves both a treatment and a baiting process. We will spot-treat and place baits in critical areas with a product designed to eliminate ants. We will inspect the property for possible nesting sites. We will then apply a product designed to eliminate ants and their colonies around any nest sites and the home’s entire foundation. The pavement ant treatment has a three-month warranty.
A technician will inspect your yard for mounding, which indicates a colony, and apply a product designed to eliminate ants and their colonies. The field ant treatment has a three-month warranty.
Additional frequently asked questions about ants
Multiple species of ants are native to Minnesota, and identifying the right ant is crucial to successful treatment. Check out our ant identification blog to learn how we identify ant species correctly!
The species of ants commonly found in the Minneapolis & St. Paul metro area are relatively harmless and are more of a nuisance. Ants are:
- Known to bite and sting, although only when provoked.
- Not poisonous to humans or pets.
- Not known to carry any diseases dangerous to humans; however, they can quickly infest the home.
- Potentially destructive. If left unchecked for years, carpenter ants may inflict structural damage.
- Ants can get into food that is not stored correctly, especially foods high in sugar, fats, and proteins.
It is possible to get rid of ants with a do-it-yourself project; however, it can be time-consuming, expensive, and ineffective. Store-bought insecticides only kill visible ants and do not target the other ants in your home that may be hiding. In addition, store-bought insecticides have the potential for mishandling or misapplication, with the potential to cause harm to you, your family, and your pets. With a large infestation, the ant population can quickly become overwhelming.