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Ants – What Are They?
Ants can be found throughout the United States. These social insects belong to the Formicidae family, and they tend to live in large colonies. Most ant colonies are located underground. Researchers have classified more than 12,000 ant species, but it is believed that there are more than 14,000. Either way, you will easily be able to identify an ant by its unique structure. Ants have two elbowed antennas and a narrow waist. Ants work together to survive and thrive. They will build colonies and serve the queen. Since they work together for the same purposes, they’re one of the worst household pests you’ll have to deal with.
Why Does My Home Have Ants?
Most ant colonies are located outside of homes and other dwellings. The number of ants in a colony can range from a few to a few thousand. The bigger colonies can contain as many as ten thousand ants. While they want to stay outside, there is always a chance that ants are going to enter your home. When you find them inside, you can confirm that they’re looking for food. They want to enter your home, find food, and take it back to their nest. Ants will travel hundreds of feet to enter your home and scavenge for food. They’ll enter the home through small cracks, holes, crevices, and gaps.
Are Ants Dangerous To Humans?
When you find countless ants strolling through your home, you’re likely going to be worried about your safety. You’ve heard about dangerous pests that can bite, transmit disease, and make you sick. Do ants fit into this category? Should they keep you awake at night? In general, ants are not dangerous. Still, they can create problems such as damaging your property. Also, they can contaminate your food. You’ll likely want to throw your chips away once you’ve found ants in them.
What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Ants?
After you’ve confirmed an ant infestation, you’ll want to tackle the problem immediately. Your options are plentiful, and you can try doing it on your own. Nevertheless, this isn’t always a good choice. The problem is that ants have many interlinked nests, and you need to treat them all effectively. If you don’t, the ants are going to survive, rebuild, and continue ruining your life. If you want to get rid of those ants and continue with your life, you need to call a professional exterminator.
Can I Kill Them Myself?
You can likely kill the ants on your own, but you have to wonder if it is worth it. When you decide to tackle the problem alone, you’ll need to choose the right pesticides. Then, you need to target all of the nests. There are two problems here. You may miss a nest, and you might use dangerous pesticides. Both can lead to serious problems soon enough. Attempt to do it alone is not a good idea. Instead, you should hire a professional. We’re ready to begin working hard to fix your problem.
How Soon Can You Begin?
Contact our representative to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. We can likely respond in 24 to 48 hours.
Are Your Ant Treatments Safe?
We pride ourselves on providing our clients with safe, reliable ant removal services. Our technicians are required to follow strict protocols to ensure that everyone will be protected every step of the way. In addition to this, they’re required to use EPA-registered products. We would never use pesticides that might be dangerous to humans or pets. When you pick us as your exterminator, you’ll know that you’ll be protected.
How Can I Stop Ants From Entering My Home?
It is difficult to prevent future ant problems, but there are things you can do. For starters, you need to keep your home clean and tidy. Clean up messes and crumbs quickly. If you notice more ants entering your home, don’t hesitate to contact us. Being aggressive is the best way to deal with the problem promptly and reliably.