Living with Ants

In Northern California, as well as in many other parts of the world, there are a number of unwelcome pests that could easily enter the home. Included among these various pests are cockroaches, spiders, termites and rodents. One of the most common issues that could occur, however, is for ants to enter the home. If this is a problem for you, you might be interested in learning more about the issue and how you can be finished with it, once and for all.

Identifying ants

When it comes to variety, ants certainly do bring a lot to the table. Being able to identify the specific type of ant that has entered the home is perhaps one of the most important factors in beginning to control the problem. That being said, it is also important to take positive steps to control the issue and, of course, to remove any issue that already exists in the area.

Chemical trails

Ants will follow what is known as a scent trail. As they are moving about, they are leaving behind chemicals that contain pheromones. Other ants that follow behind them are able to do so because they can sense the pheromones and it pulls them right into the food source. Unfortunately, that source may just be in your home. That is why you often see ants following the same path, even though it may not make complete sense.

How they enter your home

When it comes to entering the home, ants don't really need an open door in order to do so. When they are seeking food or water, they will be able to enter into your home through even the tiniest crevice, including under doors and through any small holes around the windows.

When the ants are inside of your home, they may very well nest inside, depending upon the type of ant that is there. In addition, ants can also build nests in many outdoor locations and they will simply enter the home in order to find food or water.

The problems with doing it yourself

Many people try to solve an ant invasion on their own. Many of these do-it-yourself approaches are only going to take care of any ants that are visible. In order to have a truly effective treatment, you need to bring in the pros. Home remedies may help to a limited extent but when you contact Big Time Pest Control, we can provide the treatments that not only kill the ants you see, it takes care of the ones you don't see as well.

Professional ant control

Ants are not typically an indoor insect, although they will find their way indoors if it is convenient and you have what they need inside. Along with some preventative pest control and routine pest control maintenance (see what ant exterminators near you can do), make sure that you keep a lid on any food or water that would make an inviting environment for additional invaders. Our professionals can care for your needs and do what is necessary to remove the ants from your home, lock, stock and barrel.

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