Ant Pest Control Service

Ants find their way indoors in search of food, water, and shelter. In LA and Riverside County, this is often due to weather changes such as hot summer days, rain, or colder winter conditions. Several ant species are common in this area, including Argentine ants, odorous house ants, and carpenter ants. Each species requires a tailored approach for effective control. Southland Pest Control customizes its treatment plans based on the specific type of ant and the extent of the infestation, ensuring a targeted and effective solution for each unique situation.

How You Can Minimize Ants

Preventing ant infestations starts with sealing potential entry points, such as cracks in walls, doors, and windows. Proper food storage, including keeping food in airtight containers and promptly cleaning up spills and crumbs, is also crucial. Regularly taking out the trash and maintaining a clean kitchen can significantly reduce the chances of attracting ants.

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Licensed Technicians

Technicians at Southland Pest Control are highly trained and state-licensed, ensuring they have the expertise to handle any ant infestation effectively. Continuous education and training keep them updated on the latest pest control methods.

Follow-Up Treatment

After the initial ant treatment, we offer follow-up services to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment and address any recurring issues. Regular check-ups ensure a long-term solution to ant problems.

Emergency Service

For severe infestations requiring immediate attention, we provide emergency services. Quick intervention can prevent the infestation from spreading and causing more significant issues.

Ants Found in Riverside

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Argentine Ants

Argentine ants, also known as black ants, are the most commonly found species in the southwest. These ants do not attack or compete with each other, which has helped them spread prolifically. Although not poisonous to humans, Argentine ants can quickly infiltrate homes, rapidly taking over bathrooms, kitchens, and pantries in a matter of hours. Their ability to form large colonies without internal conflict makes them particularly challenging to control, often requiring professional intervention to effectively manage infestations and prevent their return.

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Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are a wood-boring species often mistaken for termites because they build their colonies by tunneling into wood. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not eat wood but excavate it to create their nests. This activity can cause significant structural damage by weakening wooden beams and other wood materials within buildings. Over time, if left untreated, a carpenter ant infestation can compromise the integrity of a structure. In extreme cases, fumigation may be required to completely eradicate the colony and prevent further damage, making early detection and intervention crucial.

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Fire Ants

Like harvester ants, red imported fire ants build their colonies in large mounds but prefer loose soil, such as sand. These ants are highly aggressive and will sting to defend their mounds when disturbed. Their stings can be painful and may cause severe allergic reactions in people or animals sensitive to their venom. These reactions can range from localized swelling and itching to more serious symptoms, including anaphylaxis in severe cases. Managing and controlling fire ant populations is crucial to minimize the risks associated with their stings.

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Ant Treatment

Southland Pest Control will assist you with any form of ant infestation. Our state-licensed pest controllers locate the colonies and distinguish between different ant species. Since each species requires an exclusive treatment, it's vital to obtain the expertise of a specialist in ant management. Our experts will study the situation, inspect your property thoroughly, and devise a plan specific to your needs, from carpenter ants to pavement ants and everything in between. After the initial treatment, we recommend beginning a regular treatment plan to keep ants out all year long.

We offer ongoing ant control services on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis, depending on your property's needs, the severity of the infestation, and your budget. For those concerned about the use of traditional pesticides, we also offer organic ant pest control services on a monthly basis for the chemically sensitive. If you see any ants between regularly scheduled treatments, we will return for free to re-treat the area.

Recurring service for ant control will also help with a large variety of additional pests that invade your home. Our experts will collaborate with you to identify the cause of the infestation by addressing the ant problem in your home or office. Regular treatments not only keep ants at bay but also help manage other pests, ensuring a comprehensive solution to maintaining a pest-free environment.


For effective indoor ant treatment, we treat all baseboards, cracks, and crevices with odorless, non-staining products. Interior services are typically only necessary during the initial treatment and occasionally upon request. This approach ensures that ants are eliminated from their hiding spots, providing a clean and pest free environment inside your home. Regular maintenance treatments help to keep the indoor space ant-free over the long term, reducing the need for frequent interior applications.


For outdoor ant treatment, we apply a non-repellent pesticide around the perimeter of your home to create a protective barrier. We also perform de-webbing of all windows, eaves, structural edges, and other pest harborages to remove existing infestations. Additionally, pesticide granules are applied around all drip systems, plants, flowers, shrubs, grass areas, pools, and fence lines to ensure comprehensive protection and prevent ants from entering your property. This multi-faceted approach effectively controls and prevents outdoor ant populations.