Monday, March 26, 2012

Our Customers' Positive Reviews of our Pest Control Services

If you have been to our website you have probably seen the link we have on our main page to view our customer reviews. (As seen on the left of this column.) These reviews are all authentic from real customers that live in the Des Moines area. They have all chosen to take time out of their day to write these reviews. We are very grateful to these customers and are honored by the positive reviews. We have not filtered these reviews and have not offered customers any incentives beyond the good feelings that come with helping a local company build their reputation and helping Des Moines residents select good pest control company. These reviews are evidence of our dedication to quality service. We we do all that we can to provide the best possible service at the best possible price.

Many pest control companies are in the business first and foremost to make a profit. There is nothing wrong with this as that is the purpose of any business. But at Downs Pest Control we are first and foremost dedicated to helping people solve their problems. We love helping people and we get so much satisfaction from solving the pest problems that people may have. That is why we are dedicated to focusing on the needs of our customers and designing services that meet their needs.

I hope that you when searching for a high quality pest control company you will choose Downs Pest Control. Visit our website for more information about our services. Thank you!

Ant Control Des Moines - Affordable Ant Control

Des Moines Ant Control - Affordable Ant Treatements

Are those little ants in your kitchen again this spring? Tiny ants are out and about already this year. We had a warm winter and a very early spring. The "sugar ants" that are usually out in May are coming out now. If you fight with these tiny ants yearly and you struggle to control them, call us at Downs Pest Control to find out how we can help you. (Our number is 515-309-2089) We are a local, family-owned business  dedicated to helping residents and businesses in Des Moines solve their pest problems. We are an exterminator that you can trust with your pest problems. Visit our website for more information about our other pest services and our company background.

What does Downs Pest Control do to get rid of ants?

What gives our Downs Pest Control technicians an ant control advantage is their expertise in solving ant problems. They deal with ants on a regular basis and they have a lot of experience when it comes to getting rid of ants. We know what techniques and products work and what does not work when it comes to controlling ants. We know how to identify ant species (there are several different types of ants that live in Iowa and each species is a little different), we know how ants live, what ants eat, where ants like to go, and where to find ants.

Getting rid of ants is a science. It is not easy to do. Many products that you buy at the local hardware store can be effective but often they are not used properly for the situation.

We also have the ability to use a wide variety of different solutions. We have the products, the tools, and the training to get rid of your ants quickly, safely, and in an affordable manner.

We also are an eco-friendly pest control company. Our products are all safe and we also offer all-natural organic ant control treatments that we encourage you to ask about.

Our ant treatments are different for each situation. But generally ant treatments are focused on the outside of the home. Ants usually live in colonies outside of your home in the soil. They find their way into your home in search of food and water. We also target the colonies. If you do not eliminate the colony the ants will return.

What is the cost of a typical ant treatment that Downs Pest Control performs? 

The average cost of a Downs Pest Control ant control treatment* for a home under 4000 square feet located in the Des Moines area is around $75+tax, but we do have an online coupon for 20% off so on average with the coupon it is just $60+tax. This is a very affordable price considering the cost and time involved in trying to do-it your-self ant control.

Our ant treatments are guaranteed for 30 days so if you see ants again within 30 days we will return to solve the ant problem at no charge. Usually there is no need to return as our ant treatments are effective within days. Sometimes a return visit is necessary to get rid of the ant colony. Once the ant colonies are gone you should not have to worry about ants for many months, although to do recommend regular pest maintenance.

*Carpenter Ants are wood destroying insects an involve a different treatment process. If you are seeing carpenter ants then call us at 515-309-2089 for a consultation. We offer free inspections and consultations. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pest of the Week- Ants!

Ants are very difficult to control in and around your home. Although ants can be easily killed, almost any chemical product can destroy their waxy exoskeleton, they come in such large numbers that any resistance often seems futile.

There are many different types of ants that may be invading your home. Iowa is home to many species, but for all intents and purposes we will just discuss carpenter ants and ants. Carpenter ants are unique from most other ants you may see in and around your home. They tunnel into wood to build their nest. They can cause damage to your home by tunneling in your walls. Carpenter ants are larger ants while most other ants that invade your home are smaller. Signs of carpenter ants in your walls may be the saw dust that the ants push out of the tunnels they make. Carpenter ant nests are extremely difficult to locate, especially if they are in your walls. But most often when you see them in your home they are just searching for food and water and their nest is located outside in an old or large tree. When you think you might have carpenter ants then it is a good idea to call us. We offer free inspections and free quotes for carpenter ants. Our carpenter ant treatments are also usually very affordable and cost under $100.00 and start as low as $50.00.

Other ants you may see in your home include pavement antspharaoh antsodorous house ants, and thief ants. Although frequently you will see ants invading your home seeking out sweet things ants will also eat proteins and greases. So when using bait it is important to identify the species of ant to identify what type of food they like best. If you are seeing ants in your home there are plenty of over-the-counter products that you can buy at your local hardware store that will work, but the success of these products depends of the type of ants, the time of year, the weather outside, where the colony is located, and the environment of the invaded area. We also offer free ant estimates and free inspections. Our ant treatments also typically run under $100.00 and start at $50.00. All these treatments are guaranteed. The key to eliminating ants from your home is to eliminate the ant colonies around your home, this is something that can be difficult to do. We are experts are ant colony elimination so call us today at 515-309-2089 to find out more what we can do to help you!

We are dedicated to providing quality services and the opinions of our customers matter to us. So please read the reviews from our customers and feel free to leave one yourself if you have used our services. We serve the entire Des Moines area and are licensed to serve in the state of Iowa. We even serve the needs of customers in other parts of Iowa who cannot find the quality of service they demand in their area.

If you would like to learn more about how to get rid of ants visit our do-it-yourself pest control site at and visit the get rid of your ants section. Or visit HubPages site with articles about pest problems.

Enjoy this great spring weather and have a great day!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Pest of the Week- Ants!

Ants are very common in Iowa. When winter hits they go dormant. Ants are common problems in May and June. But with temperatures in the high seventies and low eighties ants will become active now. Ants are very fascinating, they work together to build large colonies. They also can be a nuisance in your kitchen. The best way to keep ants out of your kitchen is to be proactive. With warm March temperatures you should act now to prevent an ant infestation in the near future. Our ant treatments are extremely effective and also are very affordable. When you choose Downs Pest Control you can be sure that you will receive a high quality and safe pest control service. Visit our website for current promotions.

To learn more about how to get rid of ants visit our DIY pest control site at

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Our Warm Season Pest Control Offer is Back!

Call us today or visit our pest control website to request service so that you can take advantage of these great deals! We guarantee that you will be satisfied with our services and our prices. Visit our ratings page to find out what our customers think about us.

Also, if you want to learn more about common bugs that live in Iowa visit our Iowa bug information site at

We also host a do-it-yourself pest control website where we share tips and ways to eliminate pests.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

With the Warm Iowa Weather Come Annoying Iowa Pests

With the unseasonably warm winter and the unseasonably warm weather we have been so lucky to experience this month comes the bugs. Even today there are already numerous plants that think it is spring, if you take a look in your yard you probably will see some plants coming back to life. When the plants think that it is spring the bugs think it is spring too.

Because of the warm winter this year will probably be a bad year for pest invasions. That is why you should act now. We can help you control pest populations and keep them out of your home. The longer you wait to take action the more difficult it is to control the pests.

We offer a summer treatment program that is very affordable. The service is guaranteed and will be sure to keep the ants, spiders, earwigs, beetles, and other pests out of your home all summer long. Visit our site for more information or to request service. Thank you and  enjoy the warm weather!