Controlling ants can almost seem like a losing battle. This common pest is known to find the smallest cracks a home may offer to the outside world in order to create an invasion. Just one small bit of a sweet food or a greasy substance is enough to attract ants, as can the presence of water. Because ants leave a chemical trail as they journey into a home, an entire colony can follow along behind.
That’s why having reliable ant control services you can contact if this pest begins to get out of control can help to protect your home. Consider these facts about this common household pest.
• Ant colonies can be huge. There may be half a million ants living on your property right now. Just because most of the colony may live outside doesn’t mean that a weather change or a need for food or water won’t drive them into your home.
• Ant colonies are persistent. The average lifespan for an ant is 7 years. A queen ant can live for up to 15 years. If the pest isn’t removed, then it will be around to stay for a long time.
• Most DIY efforts are not effective. The problem with DIY ant control is that it tries to block access points to the home or it removes the pests that are seen.
Some ants may seem harmless and only want some of the leftover crumbs that fall to the floor. Others may go after the food left out for a bed. Some species of ants, however, may actually attack the structure of your home and use it for food. That’s why having a local pest control expert available to help control the colonies that may be on your property is such a tremendous asset to have.
Ants come in different colors, shapes, and sizes. Each species requires a different approach. If you’re concerned about the number of ants you’ve seen coming into your home, then make today be the day that you give us a call. We can discuss inspection options, removal possibilities, and do so for a surprisingly affordable rate. There is never an obligation to discuss your concerns.
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