If summer has brought ants marching into your house, we’re sure you are anxious to get rid of them fast. No one wants an ant infestation to ruin their summer!
Ants have replaced roaches as the number one pest problem in the United States, and it is a common pest found in Missouri homes and businesses.
More than 10,000 species of ants have been discovered worldwide and in North American there are about 200 species of ants. Unfortunately, controlling ants is not always a simple process.
An ant infestation can have nothing to do with how clean or dirty your home is and more to do with how close your home is to their colony. Ants come out searching for food and a place to set up a home. You do not want to make your house the place they can do that!
It is important to know what species of ant you are dealing with to find the nest, know what sources of food are attracting them and understand which management methods are most effective.
It is important to work with a professional pest management company to keep any pest issues under control. Different approaches are used in different situations. Most of the time, it will be a combination of interior and exterior treatments, sealing up entry points around the home as well as keeping regulators near the home to control the populations.
Damage from ants vary. Sometimes it is just a nuisance, but other times ants may do things like infest food sources or weaken wood within your home. Pharaoh ants are known to transmit disease organisms like Staphylococcus in places like hospital settings.
If you have ant problems brewing, it is essential to have a pest control expert assess the situation and help you before it gets out of hand. Call our offices today for a free consultation.