Controlling Ants In Modesto, Oakdale, & Manteca Since 1998

There is no denying that they are regarded as a major pest that most home owners are anxious to control. Since every home at one time or another has found a trail of ants in their kitchen or bathroom, you need the services of our pest control company.

  • Argentine Ants

    The most common ant found in the Manteca, Modesto and Turlock area is the Argentine ant Hitchhiking their way into the area during the early 20th century, they have exterminated nearly every other indigenous species of ant. They are a respector of their species, attacking all other colonies except another argentine ant colony. For this reason, they can be very difficult to control.

  • Odorous Ants

    Also referred to as the “stinky” ant or coconut ant (because they smell like a rotten coconut when stepped on) this is one strain of ant that you want to get rid of by means other than stomping. The smell just might be more annoying than the ant.

  • Found both inside and outside your home, they are arguably the most common pest found in Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties and the Central Valley in general. This is definitely a pest that you want to control early on, denying them access to your home as soon as they appear. If you suspect that the weather drives ants inside, you are right. Sudden change in temperature leads them searching for relief from the heat, cold and rain. The size of the insect makes it almost impossible to seal every entry point.

    Our company specializes in treating all varieties of ants both inside and outside your home. Ants can invade practically everything in your home, especially anything left out such as pet food, fresh fruit, cakes and pies. As with every infestation, it is better to deny them entrance to your home.

    The ant is an equal opportunity infector, active year round both inside and outside. If you have not found any in your home yet, just wait, They are very patient and inventive insects.

    Treatment for ants can include both bait and insecticides. The best of all treatments includes locating the nest and destroying the queen. Most ant nests are located outside the home, and targeting their home is the most effective treatment. We use a material which is applied outside the perimeter of your home, creating a barrier of protection for your structure. This chemical agent attaches itself to the individual ants, who then carry it back to the colony. Ants frequently groom themselves or other ants, ingesting the pesticide and spreading it throughout the colony. It eventually reaches the queen, destroying the nest.

    Our material is a professionally applied pesticide that is ant specific and highly effective in exterminating ants while destroying the nest. This pesticide is unusual in that it is not a repellent, which means it is not detected by the ant so that they will avoid it. Since it does not repell them, they interact with the pesticide and carry it home with them to the nest.

    Home owners should be aware of the fact that treating ant infestations yourself could have a negative consequence. Most of the over-the-counter ant treatments can lead to a condition called budding, in which individual ants can become separated from their colony which leads them to create a new colony. Instead of eradicating your original colony, you might have created an additional one.

    The material we use is a professionally applied pesticide which goes undetected by ants, so they do not avoid it but instead track it back to their nest. There it spreads and eradicates the colony and the queen. Our product has effectively been used to treat every variety of ant that you can find invading your home, which in alphabetical order included acrobat ants, argentine ants (the most common), big-headed ants, carpenter ants, crazy ants, odorous ants (the ones that smell like rotten coconuts when you step on them), pavement ants, pharoah ants and the thief ants.

    Our initial treatment is designed to eradicate the ants, and prevent them from coming back. We offer a variety of treatment and maintenance plans to help keep your home pest free. We offer monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly maintenance plans, one of which is sure to fit in with your budget. Find out about controlling rats here.


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Dan has treated our homes for almost twenty years and we have always been extremely satisfied with the results, service and the price of pest control. Dan and Onstar Pest Control have always been there if we had any problems between service calls.

Ron and Lisa Martin

Dan & Onstar Pest Control have been providing excellent service since 1998. We live in the country and Dan sprays our dog kennels and horse stalls as well as the house. Whenever we have an attack of stink bugs or gnats Dan will be right there to take care of the problem. Onstar is dependable and efficient we recommend them highly.

Bill & Debby Sanguinetti

Onstar Pest Control, Inc. has been spraying my property from the start of the company’s existence, the owner Mr. Dan Eskew is a kind honorable man who stands behind his work. Dan sprays for me every other month and in between sprayings if I see any creepy crawlers I make one phone call and someone is out to my house within a couple of days if not sooner. I honestly cannot think of one complaint, only compliments.
Bottom line is if you are looking for a quality pest control service provider, a company you can trust then Onstar Pest Control, Inc. is the business you have been looking for…

Debbie Haley

Onstar Pest Control is the best around!!! We live in the country and the company we used previously was no match for Onstar. Onstar Pest Control has rid our home completely of spiders and those pesky beetles that seem to be everywhere. They have done a fantastic job at keeping mice away as well. They also do a great job of keeping the wasps around our house at bay, by spraying and knocking down nests. It really helps! Their customer service is unbelievable. Our service tech is honest, dependable, friendly, and always professional. He is also very mindful of our pets. We couldn’t ask for better! Thanks Onstar for making country living even better!!!!

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Onstar Pest Control has many different pest maintenance programs to meet your Bug Tolerance Level and Budget.

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Locally Owned & Family Operated since 1998

Our company has been family owned and controlled since 1998, and offers a wide range of programs designed to rid you of any and all pests and maintain that status.

Isn’t it refreshing to do business with your neighbors, know that they will be there tomorrow and that they live in the same area that you do.

Our services are perfect for residential, business or commercial property needs, and our coverage area includes Manteca, Modesto, Oakdale, Ceres, Ripon, Riverbank, Escalon and Turlock. Our company offers the most technologically advanced means of eradicating pests, including the use of effective non-toxic solutions.

Our professionals take pride in arriving promptly, and dealing with your pests in an affordable and effective manner. Here is a situation where the cheapest is not always the best, because the point is to rid you of undesirable residents. We specialize in the most advanced eradication and prevention technology available today, and at an affordable cost. Our maintenance programs offer you a wide selection of choices that are budget friendly. One of them is sure to meet your needs.

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Onstar Pest Control recognizes the importance of adhering to the very highest standard of knowledge, technology, and professionalism in our dealings with you, our customer. If we fail to give you the best service, consistently, and the best maintenance programs available on the market, we will not thrive and grow as a company.

Our professionals are not only trained in the latest techniques, but they pass an intensive security background check before we allow them access to your home or your business. We want you to be assured that your choosing our company is the best decision you can make.

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Our company prides itself in offering organic material solutions to rid you of pests and keep them away. If you have a home with children and pets, the last thing you need is to be using poison where they sleep and play.

The first part of any pest control solution is to find the pests, identify them, and use the best & fastest means to control them. Our maintenance programs are designed to keep them gone, for good.

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Our preventive programs combine a 98% customer satisfaction rating along with minimally toxic solutions. Se habla Espanol.


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Natural organic solutions are preferred by many of today’s homeowners, especially those with children and pets.

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Our specialty is termite treatments without relocation by using organic materials.

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We do whatever it takes for our customers. It’s the reason more people are choosing us – and staying with us – year after year.


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