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Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Bristow, Chantilly, Centerville, Fairfax, Falls Church, Gainesville, Haymarket, Herndon, Lorton, Manassas, McLean, Nokesville, Oakton, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Vienna, Woodbridge, and other Northern Virginia areas.

Customer Review:​ 
"An honest company with knowledgeable staff and excellent customer service. Highly recommend them over some of the larger competitors."

American Sentry Pest Conrol, Inc., exterminators,  providing ant Control in Manassas, ant Conrol in Fairfax, ant Control in Alexandria, ant Control in Gainesville, ant Control in Centerville, ant control in centreville, ant Control in Vienna, ant control in Bristow, ant control in  haymarket, ant control in springfield, ant control in oakton, ant control in McLean, ant control in falls church, ant control in reston, ant control in annandale, ant control in arlington, ant control in woodbridge, ant control in chantilly, ant control in sterling, ant control in nokesville, ant control in prince william county, and other northern virginia areas.

American Sentry Pest Control's friendly team of experienced inspectors and technicans DON'T work on commission—there'll be no obligation, no pricing gimmicks, and no pressured sales—just quality service you can depend on! 

Call today to schedule a FREE, no-obligation pest inspection, where our experienced, licensed and certified inspector will be happy to answer your questions, and will:

  • Thoroughly inspect to identify the type of ant infesting your home
  • Give you our recommendation for the most effective service option(s) to meet your particular needs, along with a no-obligation service estimate
  • Provide quality service—we offer professional service and flexible scheduling options.

Few things are as pesky as when ants invade the home. Infestations can quickly spiral out of control and become a source of frustration, sanitation concerns—and in the case of carpenter ants, possible damage to your home! 

​The key to successfully controlling ant infestation is often a combination of factors, such as correctly identifying the type of ants you're dealing with, identifying points of entry, nesting areas, conducive conditions, and knowledge about the various treatment options available.​American Sentry Pest Control can help!

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Here are a few tips that may help control, prevent or minimize ant infestations:

  • Don't leave food (including pet food) exposed—store in appropriate sealed food containers.
  • Keep kitchen area clean—regularly clean floors, appliances, counters and table tops.
  • Regularly clean sinks—don't leave dishes or standing water, and clean to remove grease and food residue that may attract ants.
  • Remove garbage from the home regularly.
  • Inspect for and seal points of entry such as cracks around window sills and door frames where ants may be entering.
  • Keep trees and shrubstrimmed away from the home.
Ant Control and Prevention Tips

Of course, there's no need for uncertainty—we will be happy to help identify swarming ants, carpenter ants, and/or termites for you during a FREE, no-obligation pest inspection.Call today—703-361-6060!

Swarming Ant (left): Elbowed antennae, narrow waist and long legs, front wings larger than hind wings.

Swarming Termite (right):Straight antennae, thick waist and short legs, four equally-sized wings.

Homeowners sometimes confuse flying ants and flying termites—a potentially costly mistake. Left unchecked, termite infestations can cause serious damage, and can literally compromise the structural integrity of a home. Because flying ants and termites do look a lot alike, it is important to correctly identify them if they are spotted in or around the home. Unfortunately, to the untrained eye, this can be a bit of a challenge, but there are some distinct characteristics that can help tell them apart:

Swarming Ants or Termites?

Common Household Ants

See below for a brief description of a few common types of household ants, tips onhow to tell the difference between Swarming Ants and Termites, along with other helpful ant control and prevention tips.

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  • Sugar Ants
    Pavement ants and odorous house ants—often referred to generally as "sugar ants"—are frequent household, kitchen, bath, and pantry invaders. These small, light brown to dark reddish-brown or black ants are often attracted to food sources such as counter and floor crumbs, sweets, grease and pet foods, along with the moist conditions frequently found in kitchens and baths. 

  • Carpenter Ants
    Typically (although not always) larger, carpenter ants can be up to 1/4 to 1/2-inch long, and can range in color from black, to reddish-brown, to dark brown.  Attracted to moist conditions and food sources, carpenter ants frequently nest in hallowed out areas they create inside of window sills, door frames, studs, floors, etc., and can cause serious damage. ​Some common signs of carpenter ant infestation may include: seeing ants, flying ants or their discarded wings, hearing a rustling behind walls or inside of wooden sills, moulding, joists, or other structures, and/or finding small piles of sawdust-looking material—called frass—around nest openings.

  • Flying Ants / Swarmers​
    Winged reproductive ants (and termites) typically emerge in the spring and summer months to mate and start new colonies. Because they often appear in large numbers, they are frequently referred to as "swarmers" or collectively as a "swarm."  After mating, the male reproductives die, while females shed their wings and disperse in an attempt to establish new colonies.​  Swarms that occur inside often indicate a nest inside the home.

CAUTION: Swarming ants and termites look a lot alike. If you discover what appear to be flying ants, or their discarded wings in or around you home, look closely—they may actually be termites! See "Swarming Ants or Termites?" below for tips on how to help tell them apart, and be sure to check out our Termites section for additional information.

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