Rarely people stop and consider the world of ants. But when the ants’ world begins to invade yours, you may decide to take action against them.
When spring and summer arrive each year we often see a rise in ant infestations. This is because the ants’ instinct of survival uses this time of year to breed and form new ant colonies. To survive they must feed, so they hunt for sweet, fatty, and protein based foods. Here are a few tips on how to avoid ants infesting your home;
- Keep counters, appliances, and floor spaces clean
- Remove garbage and organic wastes daily
- Rinse recyclables
- Keep foods in glass jars or containers with tight-fitting lids
What to do if you have an ant infestation. First, in order to provide you with a full-fledged attack against an infestation we must determine what species of ant may be infesting your home. This is extremely important because there are many different species of ants and treatments vary for different species. If the improper treatment is done some times your infestation may not be affected, or return shortly after the treatment. Common species of ants in our area include; Pavement Ants, Field Ants, Thief Ants, Yellow Ants, Odorous Ants, Pharaoh Ants, and Black Carpenter Ants.
Often times we are able to determine what is the best treatment for your infestation simply based on what type of ants you have. But sometimes we need to determine where the ants are nesting. Ants can be found in the soil or pavement outside your house, the bark of a nearby tree, under a large rock, and even in your home.
If you find that you have an ant infestation or nuisance, give the technicians at Werner Pest & Odor Control a call. We often can resolve your problem in a simple one time treatment or you can choose to have a Home Protection Service tailored to your needs to eliminate existing pest problems and prevent future problems.