Ants are common pests in many homes. They mysteriously appear on our countertops, in cabinets, or marching in a line on the kitchen floor. If you somehow manage to kill the ones already in your home, other ones confound you by finding a new way in. Aside from researching the habits and appearance of every type of ant found in your local area, the best way to eliminate these insects is to call a professional.
As airtight as you think your home may be, there are usually cracks and small spaces around the foundation or simply under a door in most homes where ants can slip in. It can be difficult to tell the many different types of ants apart, but you need to be able to do so to eliminate them properly. This is how a professional pest control expert can help.
A professional will spot how the ant moves, how they create trails, and other habits they have that make them distinct from another species. For example, many people think just ants nest in the ground, but this varies by type. The carpenter ant, for example, nests in tree branches and wood structures, including the walls of your home. The odorous house ant, despite its name, prefers to live outdoors under piles of leaves or mulch but can be attracted to debris close to your foundation.
Once a professional eliminates the ants you can take precautions to keep them from coming back. These pests are attracted to food and moisture, so fix those leaky faucets and don’t leave sweets out on the counter. Keep your yard clear of debris such as wet and rotting leaves or decaying branches. These are perfect places for some types of ants to nest in.
Ants are frustrating, but with the help of a professional exterminator you can eliminate these pests from your home. Please contact us for more details.