Be Ant-Free this Summer in Orange County

Happy belated 4th of July from Preferred Pest Control! Now that celebrations have died down, let’s talk about summer pest #1: ants. Learn the ins and outs of controlling ants here in Orange County and be ant-free all summer long!

Need help with your ants? Give us a call today! (714) 486-2637


Ant Info

There are a lot of different ant species that live in the United States, over 700 in fact, but the most prevalent ant in Southern California is the Argentine Ant. These ants are dark colored and about 1/8 of an inch long who are known to find their way inside homes in search of food and/or water. They eat practically anything but are most fond of sweets, while also feasting of secretions from other insects as well.

Argentine Ants reproduce within their nest and are known to form new nests around the original to stay interconnected. Their ant colony can have multiple queen ants, who can lay up to 60 eggs per day and who are mobile so they are able to establish other nests as well, unlike other ant species. These interconnected nests can overtime become a serious problem for home-owners as nests can contain millions of ants if not taken care of.

Since the Argentine Ant are not native insects and have no natural enemies, they have taken over the majority of other ants and the state. Studies have shown that they are most prevalent in places with mild winters and summer droughts which makes California the perfect place for them.


Ant Control

DIY methods to control Argentine Ants range from hardcore cleansers to herbal remedies but research has shown that these are ineffective to prevent ant invasions within the home. Since ant invasions are closely tied to the weather — summer and winter here in SoCal — the best method to control ants yourself if to seal and plug all holes and cracks in walls and windows where they might enter. Also, wipe down surfaces regularly where ants might have been to erase ant trails.

If ant populations are too intense to handle by yourself, don’t hesitate to call the pest professionals at Preferred Pest Control. We routinely deal with ants and are experts in taking care of any type of ant you might have on your property. Call us today and we will come inspect your home or business and come up with a customized ant extermination plan that is best suited for your needs.

Call today For a Ant Removal Quote: (714) 486-2637

Ant Management:

  • Inspection
  • Prevention
  • Controlling Ants
  • Insecticides

An inspection by our licensed Preferred Pest Control professional is required before any treatments can be performed.

Call today For a Ant Removal Quote:

(714) 486-2637

Preferred General Contracting & Exterminating – Orange County, California

17150 Newhope #904 Fountain Valley, CA 92708 • Phone: (714) 486-2637 • Fax: (714) 274-9867 • Email:

We offer our Ant Control and Contracting Services throughout many Southern California Counties and Cities:

  • Orange County
  • Anaheim
  • Westminster
  • Fountain Valley
  • Irvine
  • Cypress
  • Garden Grove
  • Fullerton
  • Huntington Beach
  • Newport Beach
  • Sunset Beach
  • Costa Mesa
  • Seal Beach
  • And more…

Did you know that Preferred Pest Control offers monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly Ant Services tailored to your needs? It’s true! We also give two hour windows on our pest control services so you don’t have to spend your day waiting around for the entire day.

We are in service for you! Give us a call today @ (714) 486-2637

We offer many exterminator, Ant removal, and pest control services to the Orange County area and our Ant specialists are fully trained to rid you of any future rodent problem you may be having.

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