Posted August 3, 2020
Experts say ants are the most numerous insects in the world. Judging from what we see around our homes and yards, it would be hard to argue. Ants thrive on every continent except Antarctica, but that’s not enough … oh no, they seem to want to move in with you, too, and they’re bringing all their aunts and uncles with them.
So in the spirit of helping you defend your home against them, we suggest the following to keep your ant infestation at bay until you can call the professionals for help. Obviously, these tips won’t eliminate ants completely, but they are great habits to get into for your future home health.
You may have seen ant trails in and around your yard. However, many ants are more the “indoorsey” type. An opening that’s no wider than a very small fraction of an inch is all they need to access your home.
Common entry points include:
Once inside, ants will hide virtually anywhere. In many cases, ant colonies will remain hidden in the wall voids without detection, sometimes for years. They drink condensation that accumulates on pipes and they eat the proteins and sugars in glues used during construction of our homes.
Some people think that the only reason they could have bugs in the house is because the house is dirty. That simply isn’t true. Ants will come in any house or building, even under the cleanest, most sanitary conditions.
Since ants are looking for food and water sources, cleaning helps drive ants away from various areas of the house. Consider the following:
The biggest reason they invade homes is because ants are looking for food and water. Reducing their access to these life-giving resources will help remove anything that could attract ants.
The most common species that cause many types of ant infestations inside or around homes include:
As mentioned above, modern home construction techniques sometimes include glues that ants will eat, which means your wall voids could be infested with ants right now without you knowing about it.
Home DIY techniques aren’t usually thorough enough to get rid of ants completely. That’s why you’ll need the professionals.
Fox Pest Control has the tools and experience needed to get rid of ants completely. Our customized control services will help you make your home safe and comfortable again.
In order to be completely effective, our technicians know that any control method has to hit the ants at the source: The Queen. Our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques will get the job done using knowledge of how ants work so that we can use their habits against them.
That way, you don’t have to worry about pests. We want to make your home safe again so that you can focus on what matters most in your life.
Fox Pest Control.
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