Welcome to Our Buyers' Guide to Ant Control Service

Why We Created A Buyers' Guide to Ant Control Service

Antsae has created a buyers guide to ant control service so that consumers can compare and constrast pest control service for ants and similar pests so as to become better prepared to ask the detailed and difficult questions before purchasing ant services from pest control companies.

Buyers have a number of concerns:

  • a. Do I need to get into a contract or "service agreement?"
  • b. What is the advantage or disadvantage of preventative services?
  • c. How often do I need pest control to stop ants from getting inside my home?
  • d. What costs are associated with ant control?
  • e. Should I buy from a local company or one of the big national pest control companies?
  • f. How important is communication in providing ant service?
  • g. How flexible can I expect scheduling to be?

These questions are but a few of the many questions about ant control services that we will attempt to answer for you. In many cases, there is no right answer, yet we do provide loads of knowledge to make you informed consumers of ant control services.

a. Many companies, including Hearts Pest Management, offer monthly, every other month, and quarterly (also called, "Seasonal") pest control maintenance plans. These are considered "service agreements" rather than a contract between you and the company. The service agreement outlines the cost, frequency, and type of pest services, which may or may not include additional services for landscape pests and/or rodents, depending on your needs.

Sometimes, especially during the summer, new customers ask for a single, one-time ant treatment of which we and other companies usually provide. However, in southern California, ants are considered a year-round pest. In winter, you may not see them as much, that is, until it rains and then you find them marching indoors where it's dry. In spring and summer, ants come into the home in droves in search of both food and water! Because of this, we recommend a yearly maintenance plan that takes care of, besides ants; spiders, earwigs, water bugs, and other home invading insects.

b. Not all pest control companies provide "preventative pest control." We do. Hearts practices IPM (Integrated Pest Management) every time we service your house. This entails inspecting for potential pest problems, not just treating existing pests. Your Hearts' service professional will provide tips on how to keep pests from entering your home. How is this an advantage? By using preventative methods for pests, the less chemicals are required to maintain your property.

c. Depending on where you live, the frequency of ant control service required can vary. For example: If you live inland and further east, you'll want monthly service because of the warmer climate. But if budget is an issue, Hearts offers monthly during spring and summer with a winter bi-monthly service. Coastal areas can often get by with a bi-monthly or quarterly service but even these customers will switch to monthly during the summer.

A good pest control company will listen to your needs before making the appropriate recommendations in regards to frequency of service.

d. Maintenance plans are maintenance prices, meaning; you receive a lower price than you would if you requested just a one-time ant treatment. Plus, your maintenance plan covers follow-up treatments at no additional cost to you. In other words, if one morning you wake up to an ant invasion on your kitchen floor, we come out and take care of it, no problem. ...

e. Believe it or not, choosing pest control is an important, personal decision. Do you want regular chemical treatments or are you interested in Green / Organic Pest Control because you're concerned about health, family, pets, and/or the environment?

The larger, pest control chains tend to send out sales people, especially during the summer, who give a long spiel about what they'll do for you but when it comes time for service, it's a different person you may or may not care for, the service is much more limited, and probably not as organic as they've claimed it to be.

At Hearts, it's true, we are a smaller, family owned but growing company and the first to practice organic pest control in southern California but unlike the large, corporate companies, your service professional is both your contact person and technician. Plus, there are several office personal to take your call and help you with whatever you need.

f. Communication between you and your service technician is very important when it comes to ant control. He or she will want to know if the ants are starting to come indoors. That way, they can arrange a time to inspect where the ants are coming in and then search out the ant nest. Our office staff is available for your call Monday through Saturday should you need to discuss treatment and/or schedule a follow-up.

g. Two days before your scheduled appointment, you'll receive a reminder call letting you know of your upcoming service. Most customers don't need to be home for us to service the outside; however, if you have a trail of ants inside and need us to come sooner, all you do is contact our friendly office staff and they will schedule a day and time that is convenient for you so you can be home to let the technician inside.

Guideposts for Pest Control Services

We hope you will enjoy our buyers' guide. We will be expanding the guide, as well as the listings of available companies in your area. The author of Ants Anywhere and Everywhere is creating a series of buyers guides to a variety of pests. Check People -N- Pests for other consumer pest guides.

Got ants? Call today at 1-800-986-1006 for help with an ant infestation. You're also welcome to complete the form below and a caring Hearts Pest Management representative will contact you shortly.

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City Services for Pest Control in Los Angeles
Los Angeles • 800-986-1006
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Orange County • 800-986-1006
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Buena Park Los Alamitos
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Corona Del Mar Orange
Costa Mesa Rancho Santa Margarita
Dana Point Rossmoor
Fountain Valley San Clemente
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City Services for Pest Control in San Diego
San Diego Inland • 858-486-1006
4S Ranch Rancho Penasquitos
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Back Country • 760-789-4004
Descanso Ramona
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Pine Valley
North Inland • 760-745-1331
Bonsall Hidden Meadows
Escondido Pauma Valley
Fallbrook Valley Center
San Diego City • 619-440-6080
Carlsbad Pacific Beach
Coronado Point Loma
La Costa San Ysidro
Mira Mesa The City of San Diego
Otay Mesa
North Coastal • 760-753-8008
Cardiff By The Sea Oceanside
Carmel Valley Rancho Santa Fe
Del Mar San Marcos
Encinitas Solana Beach
La Jolla Vista
South - East San Diego • 619-440-6080
Alpine Imperial Beach
Bonita Jamul
Chula Vista La Mesa
East Lake Chula Vista Lakeside
El Cajon Santee
City Services for Pest Control in Ventura
Ventura • 800-986-1006
Camarillo Simi Valley
Moorpark Thousand Oaks
Oxnard
City Services for Pest Control in Riverside
Riverside • 951-693-5005
Canyon Lake Norco
Chino Hills Perris
Corona Sun City
Eastvale Temecula
Lake Elsinore The City of Riverside
Menifee Wildomar
Moreno Valley Winchester
Murrieta
City Services for Pest Control in San Bernardino
San Bernardino • 909-793-0252
Chino Ontario
Fontana Rancho Cucamonga
Highland Redlands
Loma Linda Upland
Montclair Yucaipa

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“Able, honest and extremely knowledgeable and polite. They come bi-monthly and use an organic solution to spray outside. It’s a pleasure and relief to do business with them.”
~ Carri B.
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We are the first pest control company in Southern California to achieve the California EPA Integrated Pest Management Award.

  • In-door trapping
  • Out-door baiting or trapping
  • Full exclusion to keep them out!
  • Decontamination (see mites and parasites)
  • Clean-up
  • Maintenance monthly
View Our Plan for Rats and Mice
  • Indoor / outdoor eradication
  • Bee removal – hive and honeycomb
View Our Plan for Bees and Wasps
  • Monitoring
  • Commercial reporting
  • Clean-outs and maintenance
View Our Plan for Roaches
  • Comprehensive inspection
  • Written bedbug plan for owner – pest company
View Our Plan for Bed Bugs
  • Remediation / maintenance
  • Ground fumigation
  • Baiting
View Our Plan for Gophers and Squirrels
  • Single story eaves only (we do not service roofs or second story homes).
  • Full exclusion for nesting and perching
  • Decontamination (see mites and parasites)
  • Bird birth control
  • Pigeons
  • Starlings
  • Sparrows
  • Swallows
View Our Plan for Birds
  • Attic vacuuming
  • Power washing
  • Insulation removal – replacement
  • Full space area chemical fogging
  • Off-site disposal
View Our Plan for Mites and Parasites
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