Unfortunately, there are some guests that are not invited into your home this summer, or any other time of year for that matter. One of the most common and annoying pests that enters into your home is the ever present house ant. Ants are the most common household insect that home owners will come into contact with, especially during the summer season. Effective Pest Services offers some helpful tips to keep ants out of your home below.
Home Pest Sealing
Protecting your home form ants may seem like an easy task to master on your own, however, ants are a great deal smarter than most people give them credit for. Ants have the ability to fit through the smallest crack or crevice that they can find while searching the perimeter of your home. No matter how well you think your home is sealed off, it is important to perform a thorough inspection to close up any areas that ants can fit through.
Remove Ant Food & Water Sources
Once an ant has gained access into your home, it will immediately begin searching for a reliable food and water source. Your kitchen usually ends up being the main destination for an ant colony to find food and march it back to the nest that they have begun to build within the walls of your home. While the kitchen is a popular area for ants to feed on crumbs and other food that has been left behind after a meal, ants are also often discovered underneath bathroom sinks where a leak is producing water for the ants. Ants can also be found marching in your shower or tub area as well.
Problem with Ants
While one small ant may not seem like a problem at all, remember that ants travel in extremely large numbers. An ant colony can quickly take over your home before you realize it has happened. Once an ant colony has established itself within the walls of your home, it can be very difficult to remove on your own. Not only are ants annoying, they can crawl all over your home, but they can also bite you and your family as well as contaminate food. Some ant species such as carpenter ants can even cause extensive structural damage.
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Eliminate the presence of ants in your home by contacting Effective Pest Services. Our technicians specialize in ant control and removal. Call Effective Pest Services to destroy ants and other pests inside of your home and make sure that they never return.