Many homeowners use their own methods to rid their home of the ants they see, but the ants return time and time again. This is because the main body of ants often travels to and from the colony, which could be anywhere inside or outside of the home. Simply trying to eliminate the ants you see in your home will not solve the problem. The best course of action to kill ants is to contact a professional ant exterminator immediately.
Nests outside of the home can be found in trees, tree stumps, fences, and in the ground. Treatments are available that will not harm family members or pets. Ongoing prevention is recommended by an ant extermination company to prevent future infestation.
Ants can also build nests in walls, doors, cracks, basements, foundations, crawl spaces, insulation, bricks, eaves, and decks. These tiny pests also follow wiring and plumbing to infiltrate all areas of your home. Even furniture can be infested and damaged. Also children and pets may be affected by store sprays or combinations of home chemical treatments. Tunnels constructed by ants outside the home cause damage by uprooting and cracking sidewalks, driveways, and patios as the ground beneath collapses. The application of the latest insect control technology by a qualified ant extermination company allows families to safely enjoy activities inside the home and outside in the yard.
Ants could cause health risks by contaminating food. Disease and bacteria can be transmitted through their bites and the trails they leave for other ants to follow. A swarm of ants scouting for food will be drawn no matter how clean the surrounding area. Foods left on tidy countertops in the kitchen can attract ants in minutes. Even favorite drinks cannot be left unattended inside or outside of the home.