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 infecter, 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 repel 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, pharaoh 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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"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 spraying 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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Ants are common insects, but they have some unique capabilities. More than 10,000 known ant species occur around the world. They are especially prevalent in tropical forests, where they may be up to half of all the insects living in some locations.
"If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?"
~ Marie Dressler ~
As stated by The University of California at Davis, “Integrated Pest Management is a process used to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment.”
When you put it that way, aren't you glad that this is the philosophy Onstar uses in treating your pest or vermin infestation. We do not expect you to be the expert on Integrated Pest Management, but we bet you understand the importance of calling in the experts at Onstar. Our knowledgeable and trained staff will take it from there. Contact our pest control experts for more info today.
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Green pest control solutions
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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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.
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.
What you should expect when dealing with Onstar Pest Control:
Onstar serves the cities of Modesto, Manteca, Escalon, Riverbank, Oakdale and Turlock, as well as the Central Valley and Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. Our technicians have undergone extensive training before they wear our uniform, and they are Department of Justice back-ground checked and fingerprinted before we allow them access to your home.
We take our duties to our customers very seriously, and have been rewarded by customer loyalty shown by a Readers Choice award from three local papers (Oakdale Reader, Escalon Times, and the Riverbank News) voting Onstar as the best pest control company. Listen to your neighbors when you chose which company to deal with. You’ll be glad you did. For controlling ants click here.
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.
Onstar Pest Control
Modesto 209 233-3212
Manteca 209 233-3354
Oakdale 209 845-8711
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