Ant Control in Gastonia NC

 

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Ant Control in Gastonia NC

Have you noticed ants in your home or break room at work in Gastonia? Go-Forth Pest Control of Charlotte can help with your problem. Ants tend to contaminate your food and household products quickly. They like to build colonies in your home or office and transport food to other ants in them.

Our technicians know where ants like to hide in your office or home and will make sure they inspect it to cover all the areas. Most store bought products are only temporary fixes so it is important to get a professional to your property right away. Call Go-Forth or click to get a free quote today.

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About Ants

An average ant’s body is composed with a hard armor called the exoskeleton. Most ants are colored either black or red, and their average length is usually half an inch. Just like other small insects, these creatures have six legs, with each leg having three joints. They are commonly known to have exquisitely large heads and eyes, having a combination of curved antennae and jaws that are able to carry food. Some ants, most likely the females, are able to grow wings. Their primary purpose is to lay as many eggs in their lifetime as possible – which can be up to 30 years, depending on how large their nesting community is. Other female ants are in charge of caring for the eggs, feeding the larva, building up the nest, and protecting them from intrusions during their growth and development. It’s easy to see that these species are basically one of the most systematic insects there are.

Types of Ants

There are three major types of ants that are seen in homes or offices. The Carpenter Ant chews through wood and can potentially damage it beyond repair. The Black Ant is primarily seen in kitchens and bathrooms, because they are attracted to water and sugar. These are notorious for contaminating your food and household products. The Red Ant can be dangerous because they bite when they feel threatened. They are commonly found near playgrounds and in backyards. They build mounds or hills to build their colonies, and if stepped on they defend themselves by biting. These bites cause red, itchy marks that are painful and can develop into a rash.

Lemons

You actually don’t need to use expensive insecticides or costly ant traps to ant-proof your home. Citrus fruits such as lemons give off a strong, tangy smell that pests don’t usually like. Plus, fruits like these contain a certain level of acidity, which is something that the exoskeleton of ants are not able to tolerate due to the way they breathe. To use lemon, simply squeeze lemon juice on window sills, ant nests, and holes and cracks where you think ants might be passing through. You can also scatter pieces of the lemon peel you extracted the juice from.

Eliminate Potential Nesting Spots

Just like any other pests, ants prefer to nest in places that are moist, damp, and dark. This enables them to lay eggs conveniently. Ants work together, and this means that they usually gather in great numbers. You have to eliminate any potential nesting spots like showers, windows, sink bottoms and basements. Look for entryways and fix them promptly in order to prevent creating any other inviting damp spots for the ants.

Call Go-Forth Pest Control Services

If you’re going to call in experts, you might as well call us! Go-Forth Pest Control has been in the pest industry since 1959, and our company is devoted to finding and developing the best pest exterminating methods and preventive measures for you. We are known for efficiently eliminating different sorts of pest infestations, and we not only offer aid to infestations, but also preventive solutions that are best suited for your distinct needs.

Our Reviews

Customers are pleased with the work we’ve done to take care of their pest control needs. Check out our reviews to see if Go-Forth can help with your ant extermination in Gastonia today.

Joe was great. Shared his knowledge of pest control with me. He took his time and made sure that I fully understood the work being performed. Thanks Joe. Your service was top notch! I would prefer for him to be my primary tech. Asking management to please keep him as my regular technician...
Chris Fines
Chris Fines
19:36 26 Dec 17
Prompt, courteous, and excellent service. Would highly recommend! The service technician Joe was very thorough. Explained all services and was very informative on our problem!Thanks Go-Forth!
Fonzetta Benjamin
Fonzetta Benjamin
19:49 21 Feb 17
The technician was very knowledgeable and friendly. I loved that he did his job per my request and didn't try to sell me more. It was also very nice of him to point out things I could do to help solve my problems other than more chemicals.
Providence Band Booster
Providence Band Booster
15:19 22 Nov 16
Go-forth has a wide range of options to benefit us as home owners. One that I really like is the door to door system they have. I've learned that most of these summer sales guys are in college and are working hard to pay for their OWN college. To me, that speaks volumes. Another benefit to their door to door program is that I don't have to go searching online or call around to different companies to compare plans. Instead a polite representative comes to my door and tells me about the different ways Go-forth can take care of the few bugs i am seeing. I look forward to continually working with this company that provides opportunities for young people through a door to door marketing system.
Zacharia Connell
Zacharia Connell
12:36 21 Nov 17
Joe was fantastic! Very friendly and professional. I'm impressed by this company's process and products. Very happy.
Tom Roddy
Tom Roddy
16:36 18 Apr 17
Exceptional customer service provided from start to finish! Joe listened and I felt reassured that I would be able to go forward after the treatment to rid my home of mice! Thanks,Ms. Mack
Tahnett Mack
Tahnett Mack
04:47 16 Nov 16
After reading all the great reviews I felt confident in using Go-Forth for my extermination needs. Unfortunately my expectations fell short. First, the technician showed up an hour late, then spent the first 20 minutes of his time on site trying to sell me a service plan I explicitly told him I did not want. Once the technician got to work, the appointment got better. His actual work and application of the product both inside and outside of my house seemed well done, complete, and the technician seemed knowledgeable about specific "areas of concern" for different types of insects and small animals. Unfortunately towards the end of the appointment things went south again when it was time to do the attic. I was assured on the phone by the sales rep that my attic would be taken care of and there would be no issue in doing so. Well the technician refused to do it saying that since it was just beams and not flat boards he was not able to do it. This was never explained to me on the phone or even asked by the sales person. The attic was the largest area of concern for me and the main reason for hiring the exterminator, and it was the only area to not get treated.The appointment ended with the technician taking another 20 minutes trying to sell me a service plan I didn't want, then standing on my driveway for 5 more minutes just smoking a cigarette which he then felt the need to go into my garage without permission and throw it away in my trash can. Overall is was an unprofessional experience and I am disappointed that I did not seem to have this great experience that everyone else did.EDIT: I have updated my rating since the company was very quick to respond and handled the situation in a very professional and appropriate manner.
Mitchell Console
Mitchell Console
14:56 18 May 17
Zach was very informative and helpful. Joe came out the next day and did the first treatment. He's great at his job and I was very pleased with the job he did. So far we have had a very pleasant experience.
Teresa Bolin
Teresa Bolin
20:01 20 Jul 16
I love them... Mike was my specialist, he was very warm and had great patience with me during the whole process. He took his time to find and address the problems and educated me on the things he found. I so excited I chose to "go forth"(lol) with them as my pest control crew. Thank you to everyone...
Lynette Fuller
Lynette Fuller
09:04 16 Mar 18
Megan was amazing. She was early for the appointment, well prepared, and has a vast knowledge of her profession. She also displayed superior customer relations skills. She did a great job and did it with a smile. Great experience. I'd definitely recommend your service to family and friends. Thanks Megan. You represent GoForth very well.
Reggie Wilson
Reggie Wilson
16:00 19 Dec 18

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