Common Myths About Ants

3 Common Myths About Ants

Ants are very common pests and people all over the country experience ant infestations. These tiny critters can easily make their way into our homes and they can be difficult to get rid of. While most ants do not pose a threat to us, they can still be a nuisance. Here are some common myths about ants. 

Ants Come in Because My Home Isn’t Clean Enough

No matter how clean your house is, ants may come back. While ants are attracted to food debris, this isn’t the only reason they keep coming back. Just like everyone else, ants need shelter and they’ll keep coming back to yours. 

This is especially true when it rains as ants will search quickly for somewhere dry to hide, otherwise, they are likely to die. 

Ant Spray Works Just as Well as an Exterminator 

While many store-bought ant sprays work well in for a moment, that doesn’t mean they work in the long run. These sprays work to kill ants on the spot, but they most likely will do nothing to prevent ants from coming into your home in the long term. 

To get the job done long-term you may need to call an exterminator. 

Ant Infestations Aren’t a Big Deal

Most ants aren’t a big deal. However, some kinds of ants can be poisonous to you and your pets. Small, brown or black ants are fine, but fire ants are not.

If you see new pests like fire ants coming into your home, you should call an exterminator right away. Even if you only have common ants in your home, they are still a nuisance and are something you don’t need to live with. 

If you know or suspect that you have an ant infestation or any kind of infestation, it’s time to enlist the help of B&B Exterminating. Pests fear us, but our neighbors love us. At B&B Exterminating, we specialize in both residential and commercial pest control services, so no matter where you have pest issues, we can help! 

We’ve been faithfully serving residents of Florida and Georgia for 83 years now and would love to put our unparalleled experience and expertise to work for you. If you have a pest problem and need an exterminator right away, contact B&B Exterminating today. We look forward to working with you!