Ants Pest Control in Utah

Ants Pest Control in Utah
Latin Name:Formicidae
Length:2.6 to 3.2 mm long
Color:Variable in color from light red to brown or black
Digestive Tract:Yes

Ant Pest Control & Extermination Services

Legacy has been performing ant pest control in Utah since 2001. Ants are commonly found in Utah homes and businesses. The most common ants found in the Ogden and Salt Lake Valley are pavement ants and carpenter ants. They can be found all year long, and although most species don’t bit or sting, they can carry disease and/or contaminate food in your home. Successfully elimination of ant infestations takes knowledge of ant behaviors, and ant pest control skills gained through years of experience. To successfully get rid of ants, it is often the best approach to track them back to the colony, and then treat the colony nest directly.

For Ants Pest Control Utah, Legacy will typically spray baseboards and other problem areas inside of your home; we will also treat the outside of your home by spraying the home’s foundation and any other problem areas. Small ant infestations can typically be solved with a single treatment, and we guarantee our work for 30 days. The insecticide used for ant pest control is safe for both kids and pets.

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Types of Ants in Utah

Pavement Ants in Utah

Pavement Ants are the small black ants you see in your kitchen, and their colony responsibility is to forage for food, build the nest, and to care for the young. Pavement ants are found outdoors under stones, patio blocks, and in cracks; they can be found inside your home underneath floorboards or in the walls. Pavement ants will feed on practically anything consumed by humans and greasy foods are their favorite. Ants can become a nuisance when large groups enter your home.

Carpenter Ants in Utah

Carpenter Ants, also known as sugar ants, are some of the largest ants you will see in Utah. These ants like to build their nests inside of dead, damp wooded areas. Despite the fact that they do not consume wood (like termites do) Carpenter Ants are known for hollowing out wood stumps outdoors; they can be found indoors infesting wooden buildings or structures. Carpenter Ants can become a real problem as they can cause major structural damage to a home’s support beams or other important wooden building materials.

Harvester Ants in Utah

Harvester Ants are also often called red ants or fire ants. Their colors range from light red to darker red, and some are nearly black. These ants live outdoors and thrive in the hot and dry Utah summers. The Harvester Ant’s diet consists of vegetation, plant seeds, and mushrooms. Beware of these ants. They are known to be aggressive, and their sting is painful. Seek medical attention if you have an allergic reaction to a Harvester Ant sting or if you experience extreme swelling, migraine headache, or other symptoms.

Field Ants in Utah

Similar to Carpenter Ants, Field Ants are large. They are also called giant ants. They range in size from about 4 to 8 mm. Field Ants are often mistaken for Carpenter Ants, but unlike Carpenter Ants, Field Ants are lightly colored, typically yellow, light red, black, or a combination of any of these colors. These ants live outdoors, and they prefer open areas like grass lawns. The Field Ants build mounds and live in those as their home, protecting their colony from weather elements. They may come inside in search of food, entering through crevices around windows or door frames.

Velvety Tree Ants in Utah

The Velvety Tree Ants are typically found on trees. This ant species flourishes in California and is common in Utah. Their color is reddish-brown. The Velvety Tree Ants have a black, soft fuzzy underside, which is the feature that inspires their name. The average Velvety Tree Ant is around ¼ inch long. This ant species usually lives outdoors. These ants eat mealworms, scale insects (Sternorrhyncha), and honeydew (liquid waste) from aphids in trees. The Velvety Tree Ant also eats various plants. These ants may enter a home by chewing through vulnerable wood areas. The ants may make nests in rotting or moist wood areas in walls or elsewhere. Velvety Tree Ants can bite, causing mild to moderate temporary pain.

Ants Identification and Pest Control Facts

An important aspect of getting rid of ant infestations is knowing how ants behave. Here are some things you should know about ants:

  • Entry: Ants can get into your home through miniscule cracks in search of food, water, or shelter.
  • Scent Trails: Ants secrete pheromones from their body in order to impact other ants to signal other ants to follow their trail to food, and can also be used to mark their territory to other species.
  • Ant Colony Size: Ant Colonies, also called formicary, can vary in size very dramatically from one type of ant to another. Ant colonies can reach numbers of hundreds of thousands, and whole colonies can quickly relocate if threatened.
  • Do it Yourself Ant Pest Control Approaches: Many DIY ant pest control Utah methods only work on the ants that you can physically see. Additionally, home remedies do not account for the face that different types of ant infestations require different methods of treatment.

Legacy Pest Control offers a free estimate for help getting rid of ANTS.


Frequently Asked Questions About Ant Pest Control 

Many people notice ant problems in the kitchen, primarily around the sink, on the countertops, and inside the cabinets. To get rid of these ants, you first need to identify which ants you have. Once you know the type of ants you're dealing with, you can determine the next course of action. Some ants are easily removed with bait traps. However, many types of ants in Utah require more drastic measures. In these cases, you will need to locate the colony and use the appropriate pesticide to treat it directly.
Unfortunately, carpenter ants are some of the most difficult ant infestations to eradicate completely. Carpenter ants typically have one primary colony, known as the parent colony. You may find additional colonies throughout your home or yard; these are called satellite colonies. To completely remove the carpenter ants, you must find and treat the parent colony directly, then deal with the satellite colonies.
Some homeowners attempt to DIY pest control, but end up feeling frustrated. Effective pest control requires expert knowledge of pests as well as the most effective treatments. In fact, most pest infestations aren't a "one-size-fits-all" situation.Pest control experts know how to look for pests and determine which species have invaded your home and yard. In many cases, pest control experts identify pests before homeowners even know there's a problem. Pest management professionals also know the proper ways to prevent pest infestations from recurring. Finally, many pesticides can only be used by licensed professionals, and you won't find the most effective pesticides at your local home improvement store.
While many treatments show immediate results, some treatments may take a bit longer. If the pesticide treatment is applied topically to a nest of yellow jackets, for example, you will probably notice a huge difference immediately. However, some treatments require baiting the pest, who then ingests the product. These include most rodents, ants, and termites. In these situations, the results may take longer. For particular extensive infestations, more than one treatment may be necessary. In each case, our expert technicians can make a thorough inspection, outline treatment options, and then give you an estimated timeline.
Some people prefer bait treatments over sprays because baits don't require chemicals sprayed throughout the home or yard. However, baits often take longer to be effective, and some pest infestations won't respond to baits at all. When your technician visits your home, they will investigate the situation. They will then make a recommendation and outline your options depending on the type of pest, the size Some people prefer bait treatments over sprays because baits don't require chemicals sprayed throughout the home or yard. However, baits often take longer to be effective, and some pest infestations won't respond to baits at all. When your technician visits your home, they will investigate the situation. They will then make a recommendation and outline your options depending on the type of pest, the size of the infestation, the location of the infestation and other factors. If you have any concerns or have additional questions, please don't hesitate to ask your technician. We're always happy to help you make an informed choice when it comes to pest control.

To Prevent Ant Infestation in Your Utah Home

If you are struggling with an ant infestation in your home, you should contact a licensed exterminator who provides residential pest control services to eradicate that population. To avoid an ant infestation in or around your home, take these preventive pest control steps:

  • Seal all windows and doors with effective weather strips.
  • Caulk around all openings on the building exterior where electrical and plumbing conduits are routed into the home.
  • Keep your kitchen clean, free from any food particles on countertops or floors.
  • Keep surfaces dry in your kitchen and bathrooms.
  • Remove any standing water around the bases of houseplants, pet food bowls, in the mudroom, laundry room, or basement.
  • Replace any dry, wet, or rotting wood along the exterior or interior walls, floors, or deck spaces of your home.
  • Keep pet food bowls and floors around those clean and dry.


In spite of having no ears or lungs,
ants have two stomachs.

The queen of the Pogonomyrmex Owyheei species of ant can live up to 30 years,
making her one of the world’s longest living insects.

A supercolony of ants was found in Argentina with
nests stretching over an area more than 3,500 miles wide.

The tiny ant turned out to be mightier than the dinosaur,
having been in existence since at least the mid-Cretaceous period,
130 million years ago.

There are over 12,000 ant species worldwide

A single ant can carry 50 times its own bodyweight,
and they’ll even work together to move bigger objects as a group!

For More Information About Ant Pest Control & Extermination Services

Legacy Pest Control is a family-owned pest control company based in Ogden, Utah. Our specialists are ready to help you at all hours of the day and night throughout the Ogden, Utah region. We offer single and repeat treatments as well as monthly Utah pest control plans for our residential and commercial clients.

The goal of Legacy Pest Control is to provide safe, effective, and inexpensive pest control to every residential and commercial customer. We only employ natural pest-control solutions that are completely child-friendly and pet-friendly.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for ant control service, call Legacy Pest Control at (801) 779-3131, or use our online contact request today!


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