Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Ant Control and Prevention Services to Protect Your Family and Home.
Ants like to socialize. If you see one ant near your Lauderdale-by-the-Sea home, it usually means more a lurking nearby. The effective way to get rid of an ant problem is by going to the source of the problem, which means you need to find and treat the colony. Usually, there are multiple satellite ant colonies, which makes treating ants difficult as you kill one, but they will come back.
We have been eliminating ant problems in Broward and Palm Beach since 1974. There is not one issue our pest control technicians have not been able to solve. You can rest assured we will protect your home from an ant infestation.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Ghost Ants
In Florida, the ghost ant is mostly found from Sarasota to Orlando and south. Ghost ant workers are extremely small, 1.3 to 1.5 mm long. Head and thorax are a deep dark brown with gaster and legs opaque or milky white. The ghost ant is highly adaptable in its nesting habits. It nests readily outdoors or indoors. Colonies may be moderate to large in size containing numerous reproducing females. Indoors, the ant colonizes wall void or spaces between cabinetry and baseboards. It will also nest in potted plants.
Multiple queens may be spread out in multiple subcolonies. Usually, nesting occurs in disturbed areas, in flowerpots, under objects on the ground, under loose bark, and at the bases of palm fronds. Indoors, the ant nests in small spaces such as cracks, spaces between books, or wall voids. Indoor foragers often come from outside. This is a very common pest inside homes.
Big Headed Ants (BHA)
The BHA, a soil-nesting ant, is sometimes confused with subterranean termites because it may create debris-covered foraging tubes that are somewhat similar, albeit much more fragile, than termite tubes. More often these ants leave piles of loose sandy soil. Homeowners are annoyed by these "dirt piles" and by ants foraging in bathrooms, kitchens, around doors, and windows, as well as on exterior paved or brick walkways or driveways. Control of the BHA is difficult because the ant colonies are numerous and populations usually extend across property lines.
The Florida carpenter ant complex is comprised of several species, two of which are common around structures. These bicolored arboreal ants are among the largest ants found in Florida, making them apparent as they forage or fly indoors and out.
Sometimes homeowners are concerned about damage to the structural integrity of their homes, which they sometimes incorrectly learn, is caused by Florida carpenter ants. However, unlike the wood-damaging black carpenter ant, Camponotus pennsylvanicus (DeGreer), found in Florida's panhandle and a few other western U.S. species, Florida carpenter ants seek either existing voids in which to nest or excavate only soft materials such as rotten or pithy wood and Styrofoam. Other concerns are that these ants sting (they do not) and bite (they do).
Because carpenter ants are used to living in the cold dampness of a tree stump, nothing could look more luxurious than your warm home. To them, it’s a giant stump heated year-round. They’ll take up residence in walls, floors, roofs, or any wood environment that looks cozy to them.
Sometimes the only evidence you’ll see is a single ant in your home or yard. But for every single ant you see, a thousand more can be lurking behind the scenes, potentially causing damage to the structure of your building. Unfortunately, the presence of carpenter ants is usually detected after their colonies are well established.
Our Difference in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
Whether your rental property is in between tenants, you're preparing to list your home, or your personal residence has an infestation, we are the team to turn to for effective extermination.
Our approach to pest control combines the most advanced technology in the space with proven methods we have compiled for South Florida through our many years in service. Meaning no two pest control treatments are the same. We customize all our plans to get pests out of your home and keep them out through the year.
We strive to be a trusted provider of services by offering the following to our customers in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea:
- Emergency services available
- Free estimates
- Same-day service
- Free termite inspections
- Convenient hours
Same-Day and Weekend Service
When a pest emergency strikes at 10 am on a Sunday before the big event, you need someone there immediately. We work around your schedule, so you focus on what is important to you
Free Comprehensive Inspection
During our free comprehensive inspection, we will inspect your home from top to bottom, inside and out, for current or potential pest problems.
100% Pest Free Guarantee
Our pest-free guarantee is to give you peace of mind. If we are unable to resolve your pest problem, our technicians will come back until your pest problem is solved at no cost to you.
Professional & Experienced Technicians
Most of our technicians have been with us from the beginning. We continually invest in new technology and advanced training for technicians, so they are always using the latest techniques to protect your home. You can rest assured that all personnel are screened and background-checked for your total peace of mind.
Let us do the price shopping for you. We believe in fair and transparent pricing. We are continually surveying competitor’s pricing to provide you the quality service you need at or below market prices.
The Right Choice For Your Home or Business
JP Miller & Sons Services has over 45 years of experience treating commercial pest problems of all shapes and sizes here in Broward and Palm Beach.
- We are family-owned and operated, and we have been in business since 1974.
- Our #1 priority is taking care of our customers and we provide exceptional services at a fair price.
- We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
- We offer one-time and ongoing treatment options, as well as same-day services.
- Our office staff and service technicians work as a team to provide quality customer service, fast response times, and flexible scheduling.
- To provide a higher level of service and comfort, the technician who provides your estimate will be the same technician who provides your service.
If it’s bugging you, we can handle it.
JP Miller & Sons Services is your nearby pest control leader.
We are so certain that you’ll be ecstatic with our service, we’re proud to offer a money-back guarantee. If, at the end of 90 days, you feel that we did not live up to our promise, we will refund every penny you paid.