While most ants aren't a threat to human and pet life, they can be a nuisance as well as extremely difficult to get rid of by yourself. Allow us to show you how to prevent ant infestations from happening to you.
Species of ants that can invade the home include the following:
- Carpenter Ants
- Pavement Ants
- Fire Ants
- Thief Ants
- Pharaoh Ants
- And more.
If you are already experiencing a colony of ants inside your home, it would be wise to contact your local pest control service as your best option for getting rid of them.
How to Prevent Ants from Entering the Home
Ants can either nest outside or inside your home. If they nest outside, they can still find a way to get inside the home to forage. Ants are the most curious bugs when it comes to searching for possible holes and other entry points inside your home. If ants can get inside your house from outdoors, then it is possible that they can move their nest to somewhere inside the home that can be somewhat trivial for anybody to find.
If you notice any holes or cracks where you might assume ants could enter and exit, caulk and seal these possible entry points so that ants cannot find a way inside. If you can’t seem to find any possible points of entry, but still experience an occasional ant here or there, talk to a pest control specialist to see if they can find these hidden cracks for you.
How to Deal with Ants That Have Already Nested Inside the Home
So that ants can be the closest to a source of food as possible, they can create a colony from an undisclosed area of your home. These ants can live in your home at any time of the year.
We recommend having your pest control company take care of the colony right away by baiting. When ants see this bait, they take it back to their colony. When this bait is placed at just the right location, it is possible to get rid of the full ant population. This is a method that takes more time to do. However, it is not a guarantee that you will get rid of all the ants in your home in one shot.
To deal with any and all unexpected pest problems, simply contact us today.
B&B Exterminating works in eight different counties in Northern Florida and two in Southeast Georgia and have been in business serving generations of families for over 80 years.