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Ant Pest Control and Inspection Services near Milwaukee, WI

Ant infestations can be a nuisance to everyday life and can easily spread and get out of hand if not addressed as soon as possible. Here at Safeway Pest Management, we are equipped to provide ant control and inspection services for clients near Milwaukee. Treatment plans depend on the type and severity of the infestation, and most ant extermination is handled with a combination of traps, baits and insecticides.


While there are several different types, including carpenter ants, fire ants, black garden ants and more, our licensed pest specialists can provide a complete inspection of your home or property to determine the best treatment options for your specific situation. If you have any questions regarding our pest control and inspection services, contact Safeway Pest Management at 262-679-4422 for more information.

Ant Source Inspection

Inspecting for the source of an ant infestation is crucial in determining how and why they are invading your home. While they are a common pest, it’s important to be able to identify ants as well as the type of infestation. Ants have distinctly elbowed antennae with segments of the abdomen that are attached to the thorax, and they have a thin-wasted appearance called the abdominal pedicel. Different types include argentine, carpenter, fire, acrobat, army, allegheny mound, odorous house and pharaoh ants.

When inspecting for ants inside, the source is usually located along carpet edges, doors, windows and all areas of the kitchen. Following a trail of ants after they have reached a food source will lead you directly to their nest. Carpenter ants are nocturnal, so inspecting at night is more effective, and they can be found emerging from damaged wood inside the house or outside in woodpiles, rotted or water-damaged wood or in tree stumps. Check around the foundation walls of your house, near areas of mulch or vegetation, especially near patios or walls, and under items on the ground.

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Ant Treatment Options

Safeway Pest Management provides ant treatment and control options for clients and homeowners near Milwaukee. Ant control is an ongoing process, and common treatment plans include granular ant baits for exterminating nests, whether they are under mulch, leaves, decorative stones, flower pots or landscape timbers. Finding their entry point and spraying a non-repellent residual insecticide around the perimeter and entry points is another option.

Our team can place baits specifically targeting carpenter ants on their trails and use a non-repellent insecticide aerosol—which can’t be detected by the ants. While you might be able to kill some of the ants that you see, it is important to receive a thorough inspection and effective treatment plan from experts designed to penetrate and destroy nests and prevent the ants from returning. If you have questions about our ant treatment options, contact Safeway Pest Management at 262-679-4422 for more information.

Ant Prevention

Ant prevention is crucial to maintaining a pest-free home and environment, even after you’ve received treatment for an infestation. Generally, ants invade your home in search of food, so keeping a clean space and avoiding leaving out food or crumbs in your kitchen and living areas will help to prevent future infestations. Additional prevention tactics include caulking and sealing cracks and crevices to prevent ants from entering your home. Eliminating these passages, plus cleaning around the entry points with a detergent to remove the pheromone chemical trail, will be a huge step in ant prevention overtime.

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Why Use Safeway Pest Management near Milwaukee, WI?

Safeway Pest Management has been offering professional residential pest control and management services for clients near Milwaukee since 1956. We actively participate in the National Pest Management Association and the Wisconsin Pest Control Association. We’re proud to say we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and also belong to the Waukesha Alliance and Muskego and Mukwonago Chamber of Commerce. 


Our team is up for any job big or small. With many years of experience under our belt, you can count on us to provide consistent and high quality service at reasonable rates. Not only do we take care of your pest problems but help advise and provide recommendations on preventative measures to give you peace of mind. Give us a call today at 262-679-4422 with any questions or to schedule an inspection. 

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S83 W18622 Saturn Drive

Muskego, WI 53150

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