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Ant Extermination - How to Get Rid of Ants
An ant exterminator will tell you that an ant infestation is the most commonly reported pest problem. 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. Scouts are sent by the queen ant to look for food. Once food is found, hundreds and even thousands of ants travel the trail left by the scouts to locate the food. 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.
A professional ant exterminator can locate the main source (colony) and apply the latest treatments to eliminate the nest. Nests outside of the home can be found in trees, tree stumps, fences, and in the ground. Professional ant extermination inside the home includes treatments 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. You may not know how to get rid of ants that are intent on wreaking havoc on your property. Additionally, 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.
A trained ant exterminator has the knowledge to completely and efficiently eliminate ants and restore comfort and cleanliness to your residence. An ant exterminator can locate the main source of an ant infestation (the colony) and get rid of ants by applying the latest methods available. Ant extermination may also be achieved by using multiple strategies to be completely effective. For example, ant extermination can be achieved using insecticide baits, which come in either granule or liquid formulas. Bait is gathered by the ants as food and brought back to the nest where the poison is spread to other colony members. There may also be both indoor and outdoor treatments using varying approaches. Once the original treatment is completed, ongoing prevention by an ant exterminator may be recommended to prevent future infestation.
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