Ants can easily find their way inside your home and help themselves to any available food source. Homeowners can have an ant problem in the spring, throughout summer, in the fall and even year-round, depending on climate. All ants live in colonies dominated by an egg-laying queen and worker ants (females) forage outside the colony for food. Typically, ants are attracted to a variety of food types including carbohydrates (sugars), proteins (meats), fats and oils. Colonies, or “nests”, are located in protected places in walls, under floors, under cabinets, and such and individual colonies can be quite large with thousands of ants.
Ants are unsightly and a nuisance when found inside a home. A few species such as pharaoh ants have been implicated in disease transmission, especially in hospital and long-term care facilities. Outdoor nesting habits can damage lawns and gardens, as well. When dwelling indoors, ants may cause damage to the structure by chewing wood, insulation, and electrical cables during nest building. Select species of ants are capable of inflicting painful stings. Some individuals may develop inflamed skin at sting sites and experience cramps and headaches as reactions to ant venom.
Specialist help is needed to control an ant infestation properly. So, our ant control services are based with one goal in mind – to give you what you need to effectively and easily get rid of unwanted ant invasions.