There are over 12,000 known species of ants, about 250 in Calfornia, and only a dozen known to be pests. Below are a few that we get rid of from your homes and businesses.   

If you don’t see the type that is bugging you, do not worry, we probably still have you covered. Give us a call today to eliminate your concerns and make your home or business pest-free again.

Acrobat ants

Acrobat Ants

Typically feed on insects, sweets… READ MORE

Argentine Ants

Argentine ants are bigger and sometimes colonize in small… READ MORE

Carpenter Ants

Attracted to moist wood that is… READ MORE

crazy ant

Crazy Ants

Identifing them by their disorganized, jerky … READ MORE

fire ants

Fire Ants

Besides attacking animals and people, they are also known to cause damage to buildings… READ MORE

Ghost Ants

They are highly adaptable in their nesting habits, which… READ MORE

Harvester Ants

Considered agricultural pests for their ability… READ MORE

Leafcutter Ants

Usually remain in their nest during the hottest… READ MORE

Odorous House Ant

Odorous House Ants

Nests are in a variety of locations both indoors and outdoors… READ MORE


Slow-moving ants that feed on greasy and… READ MORE

Pharaoh Ants

They are attracted to areas with constant moisture conditions… READ MORE

Thief Ants

The colonies are smaller than those of other species… READ MORE



Give A-1 a call today to find out how we can get rid of your pest problem!

pest inspection


A-1 Pest Control thoroughly inspects your property to properly establish what pests we are dealing with, and their colony size.

target and treat infested locations


Once the pest is isolated we find ways to effectively remove the pest from your living area.

eliminate ants


Once your pests are eliminated, we ensure  they don’t come back.


Ants march in rows toward food sources.  Will not enter your home without a reason.  They can smell with their antennae.  They will find your sweet crumbs, and leave a chemical trail behind for their colony to follow.


  • Keep all food off the floor
  • Sweep often

If you need a little hand, want a FREE inspection by our pest pros, or need us to come save you RIGHT NOW from a barrage of pest, give us a call:



Generally ants are considered harmless.  The effects of their bites and/or stings are minimal.  In the US, there are very few ants that bite, but outside the US, you will find ants with intolerably painful bites.

The biggest threat is when ant colonies form in large numbers and burrow under foundation and tunnel through wooden structures.  This can cause somewhat serious damage to your home.

ant walking on wood by flower


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