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Ants are commonly found in our area. Although they seem like a minor problem, these pests can quickly transform into a nightmare. Ants are social pests that belong to the Formicidae family. Typically, they live in large underground colonies. Around the world, researchers have found and identified more than 12,000 ant species, but it is believed that there could be 14,000 or more. Ants are easy to identify because they gave elbowed antennas. Plus, their body structure is unique. They have a pinched waist that sets them apart from other household pests. Ants are incredibly successful at everything they do because they always work together as a team.
Their primary goal is finding food and caring for the queen ant. Since they work together, they’re difficult to spot.
Reasons Ants Invade
You’re likely wondering why ants have decided to invade your residence. If this is the case, you’ll find that there are numerous answers. Ant colonies tend to be built underground. A colony can have dozens of ants or thousands of ants. Ants want to stay outside but they may enter your home at some point. When they enter residences, they’re often searching for food. In some cases, they can travel hundreds of feet away from their primary nests. As a result, they make it very difficult to pinpoint the colony.
One thing to know about these pests is that they can enter a residence using gaps around the home. For instance, they can invade through small gaps around windows, door frames, plumbing pipes, and utility lines.
How Dangerous Are Ants?
Household pests could be dangerous but ants are not. These pests generally do not bite people or spread dangerous illnesses. Nevertheless, they’re going to be a nuisance. Once you have an ant colony living in your home, you’ll feel uncomfortable. You’ll need to deal with it promptly. They can contaminate your food products but they’re not going to transmit diseases.
It can be difficult to successfully eradicate ants because they have intricate nest systems. If you don’t treat each nest, you won’t eliminate all of the pests. Therefore, the problem will remain and it’ll likely worsen soon. Work with us. Our ant program is designed to wipe out the pests in your home while protecting everyone from start to finish. When you’re ready to begin, contact our office and we’ll do everything we can to help.
Doing It Yourself
If you find ants in your home, you may decide to tackle the problem on your own. Although this might work, it likely won’t. Unfortunately, many DIY methods are inefficient. Plus, they may contain dangerous chemicals. If this is something that concerns you, it is best to do what you can to find a better solution. We can help you get rid of ants. We offer comprehensive, full-scale ant services. Don’t put your loved ones at risk. Pick us as your exterminator and we’ll fix the problem promptly.
We’re Ready To Help
Don’t delay picking up the phone and calling our office. Our technicians will go to work as quickly as possible. We’ll get back to you within a day or two.
Safe Ant Treatments
Our technicians are ready to help. We strive to provide our local clients with innovative, cost-effective, and safe solutions. When possible, we’re going to administer EPA-registered products because they’re safe and reliable. These products do not pose any risks to people or pets. Plus, our technicians know how to use these products while keeping everyone safe. If specific safety procedures need to be taken, our exterminator will let you know. Contact us and learn more about the steps we take to protect you.
Preventing Ant Infestations
At the end of the day, ants are difficult to prevent. Still, you should take steps to try to keep them out. Clean your home thoroughly. Don’t forget to properly seal your exterior walls. Doing so will decrease the likelihood that these pests will invade your home.