In US homes, ants are the most common and worrisome pests for consumers, according to a survey performed by the National Pest Management Association.
Ants are most prevalent during the warm summer months, feeding on any food and crumbs they can access inside and outside of your home. These pests can contaminate food and damage the structure of your home if left untreated. Some types of ants may even bite if feeling threatened in your home. Among the most common found in local homes are carpenter, pavement, odorous and pharaoh ants, all of which have distinct characteristics that can make them a threat in your home.
Ants tend to enter homes searching for foods such as sweets or proteins, and once a colony is established, it may be very difficult to eliminate. They can enter through the smallest of cracks or gaps, and can nest nearly anywhere in the home, commonly appearing in walls, stumps or under the structural foundation.
Fortunately, there are several techniques you can follow to prevent ant infestations within your home, such as:
Cleaning up crumbs and spills right away
Making sure garbage bags are sealed and kept away from the home
Keeping food packages closed after opening
Repairing any holes or gaps in window and door screens
Calling a pest control company at the first sign of infestation
The professionals at Parkway are experienced in eliminating ant infestations inside and outside of your home. We can accurately identify the specific type of ants found in your home and then provide the appropriate treatment. Most ant colonies can be eliminated by placing a minimal amount of products in strategic locations throughout the property. We try to avoid using pesticides within the home if possible, or otherwise target the colony or nesting area to leave the rest of your home safe and chemical-free. Contact us today for a free quote on ant control.