How Ants Find There Way Into Your Home


You may be seeing swarms of insects that initially appear to be Ants.
Before you make the call, let's determine what you are seeing.
It could be Termites!

Now that you have a good idea what
you are dealing with,
make the CALL!

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You may wonder why you have recurring problems with Ants inside your home:

Without the proper commodities of food or water, forager ants will find that commodity for the large number of hatching larvae.

  • Water: Water is normally the commodity that brings them into your home. When Ants are in your landscape, your house will be the closest place they can find water and is usually found in your sinks.
  • Food: Ants are actually liquid feeders and the food the adults eat is almost exclusively the secretions from aphids and other homopterous (plant sucking) insects that infest your landscape plants. Ants build new colonies close to a good food source where aphids or whitefly are infesting plantings. Now they are in your landscape and close to your house.

Stop the Ants

Residential Service Plan

Try the unique Ant & Spider service that makes Corky's Pest Control famous!

Look at the comprehensive service you'll receive by a licensed technician.

Dusting for webs.

1. We sweep away the spider webs from the eaves, windows and door frames using a special web duster. We also perform this service on your property perimeter fence lines.

Crack and Crevice treatment.

2. We spray the cracks and crevices of the hardscape edges and the foundation.

Window casings and doorframes.

3. We spray window casings and door frames.

Treatable plants and shrubs.

4. We inspect and treat plantings where there is evidence of ants and spiders.

Perimeter protection.

5. We spray the property perimeter to help prevent foraging insects from entering your property.


6.We spray the eaves to control spiders and keep them from their hiding places.

We’re confident that once you experience the great results of our service, you’ll want to become a regular customer.

  • We do not spray flowering plants when Bees are present and foraging or on hot summer days.
  • We inspect every area of your property and use all necessary treatments to provide a perfect service.
  • We only use Botanical or Low-Impact products on your property.

Everyone knows that ants and spiders come into your house from the landscape. Keeping these plant insects in check is the first step in ant and spider control. Plant inventories are maintained to ensure that our service is appropriate for your property. Controlling the insects outside of your home is the key to effectively controlling insects that invade your home.

Types of Ants

The most important identifying characteristic is the number of "Nodes" located on the Petiole between the Thorax and Abdomen. Click on each drawing for more information.

Single Node Ants - Non Stinging

A Non Stinging, Single Node Ant

Double Node Ants - Stinging

Stinging Double node Ant

Characteristics of an Ant.

Ant Exterior

Ant Interior