Ant Exterminator
Columbus Ohio

Say Goodbye to Ants with Champion Pest & Termite Control

Keep your Columbus, Ohio home free of ants with pest control service from Champion Pest & Termite Control. We offer ant control and treatment services for a variety of ant species as well as other bugs and pests like termites and bed bugs.

Ants can build large colonies all over your residential or business property, including outdoor areas like your yard, garden and trees, plus inside your home’s walls or under concrete slabs. In addition to causing structural damage, ants can enter your kitchen and contaminate your food. If you notice ants, it’s important to quickly seek pest management service to control and eliminate the infestation.

When you need an exterminator, contact Champion Pest & Termite Control. Our ant control team is made up of state-licensed technicians ready to treat your home and shield it from future pests. Request a pest control service quote today.

Say Goodbye to Ants With Champion Pest & Termite Control

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What are Ants?

Ants are insects with segmented bodies and large antennae. A variety of ant species live in Ohio. Carpenter ants especially enjoy Columbus, Ohio’s climate, as the average rainfall turns the surrounding forests into a never-ending buffet of damp wood perfect for nests. If you notice these pests, contact Champion Pest & Termite Control ant exterminators to provide treatment, nest removal and pest management service.

Why Are They a Problem?

Although ants are tiny, they can cause huge problems in your Columbus, Ohio house or office without proper control.



Ants live in large colonies, and nests can extend several feet or even yards
underground and spread in every direction. When the first ant finds a food source, it leaves a scent trail for others to follow. Ants will enter through gaps or cracks in exterior walls, where wires or pipes enter from the outside, and even climb down overhanging tree branches or slip under ineffective door and window seals. An infestation in your kitchen creates unsanitary conditions for your family and could mean tossing out contaminated food. If you notice ants, request a quote for ant control and removal services.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants carve tunnels into wood to make nests, which can extend behind multiple walls and rooms as the colony grows. Piles of fine sawdust around baseboards or windowsills can be obvious signs of a carpenter ant infestation. While this type of ant chews its way in as well as entering through cracks or openings, it needs a moist place to do so. If your home has had water damage, you may be at particular risk of an infestation. If you notice ants, request a quote for ant control and removal services.

Professional Pest Treatment Service

Professional Pest Treatment Service

We combine years of experience, the best technology and the latest ant control and removal methods to control ant infestations and guard your Ohio home from future ant issues. You will get a complete walk-through, game plan, and a follow-up with helpful tips to keep your home ant-free.

Our professional ant control service team will also conduct a detailed inspection for carpenter ant colonies tailored to the needs of your home. The exterminator can then set up recurring ant control treatment for the exterior of your home or business to help prevent reinfestation. Champion Pest & Termite control also treats bed bugs, stinging bugs and other pests.

Ant Species in Ohio

There are over 10 common ant species found in and around Columbus, including the black ant, pharaoh ant, crazy ant, acrobat ant, carpenter ants, and more.

Black Ants

Black Ants

As the name suggests, black ants are black in color. They can grow up to about .2 inches in length, with the queen able to grow twice that size. They have a stinger, but it’s typically too small to be effective at stinging. Instead, they may bite. If you notice these pests, request ant control service.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants

These ants range in color from black to a reddish color. They can grow past half an inch long and have prominent mandibles (jaws) perfect for digging through planks. They aren’t stinging insects, but they can induce a burning sensation with their bites. If you notice these pests, request ant control service.

Ant Control FAQs

How Does An Exterminator Get Rid of Ants?

Champion Pest & Termite Control will first inspect your property. Damage from ants and termites can often be confused, so our team will confirm your home’s diagnosis before suggesting treatment. Once we know what we’re dealing with, we’ll create a treatment plan and perform pest control services using the latest control methods that are the least invasive to your home.

Can Ants Live In Walls?

Carpenter ants chew through wood to create nests, which can be located behind the walls in your house. Black ants, on the other hand, will live closer to the ground, such as under your yard or under concrete slabs. Ant control solutions will help protect your house.

What Is The Best Pest Control For Ants?

The best pest control method is to have your house professionally treated by ant exterminators. Spraying chemicals yourself will scatter the ants, splitting them into more colonies and spreading them around your home. Even if you find and eliminate one ant nest, there may be others hiding where you can’t see. A pest control company like Champion will identify pest entry points and eliminate existing colonies.

How Much Does It Cost For Ant Extermination?

The price for each of our professional pest control services, including ant
extermination and removal, varies based on the type of pest, the size of your home, and the severity of the infestation. Need an exterminator? Request a quote today for ant control, treatment and removal service.

What is the difference between black ants and carpenter ants?

A. Carpenter ants tend to be larger than black ants with a “heart-shaped” head. They are named based on their ability to nest in wood. They hollow out wood creating tunnels and leave behind small piles of sawdust. They are attracted to decaying, moist wood. Due to their activity in common areas such as roofs, window sills, and porch pillars, they can be a danger to your home.

B. Black ants are only about .2 inches in length, though the queen may grow as much as twice that size. They live in underground colonies that can extend several feet or even yards. They enter through gaps or cracks in exterior walls, where wires or pipes enter from the outside, and even climb down overhanging tree branches or slip under ineffective door and window seals, forging for food.

Are all large ants carpenter ants?

A. No. Carpenter ants measure bigger at around ½ inch long, black ants are smaller and measure around 1/4 inch long. Carpenter ants can vary in colors including black, brown and red.

B. Black ants can bite, contaminate food and be pests, however they don’t tend to cause physical damage to your home. They typically live outside creating dirt mounds in the yard near a food and water source.

Is there a difference between carpenter ants and termites?

The biggest misconception is that they both eat wood. That is not true. Carpenter ants hollow through wood to create tunnels and nests, whereas termites eat the cellulose from wood for sustenance. What is true, is that both can do severe damage to a structure.

What attracts ants into a home?

Ants need three things to survive: food, water, and habitat. They are particularly attracted to food that is sweet and sticky. Uncleaned spills, messes trash and dirty dishes are tempting food sources. Damp, moist areas can also attract ants and provide a steady water source.

Why do I get ants if my house is clean?

Even clean homes get ants! They enter into the smallest of openings, even in clean homes, forging for food, water source or to find a new nesting habitat. The outside factors such as exterior foliage, temperature, and climate can also play a role in ants seeking shelter.

Do all ants bite?

All ants have the potential to bite, however the severity of the bite will vary depending on the species. For instance, a bite from a carpenter ant or a fire ant would be more painful than a bite from a black ant. The pain and swelling should go away within a few hours, if it does not you may want to seek medical attention.

How long do ants live?

Worker ants can live anywhere from a few weeks up to 2 years. However, queens and their colonies can live anywhere from 1 year to 30 years.

Can ants fly?

Not all ants can fly, and those that do are commonly mistaken for termites. They tend to swarm in spring and summer months in order to breed and spread their colonies.

What is the best way to get rid of ants in your home?

The best way to get rid of ants is to get rid of what is attracting them to your home. Leaking faucets, damp areas, open food or messes are the main attractions. Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed approach to rid your home of ants forever, however contacting a pest control specialist can help avoid ant invasions or eliminate active ant invasions.