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Do you feel like you are constantly battling ants in your home? The longer an ant infestation goes unaddressed, the more difficult it is to get rid of the problem. Before you can confidently rid yourself of an ant infestation, it is important to know what kind of ant infestation you are dealing with. Jones Bros. Pest Control, Inc. can help you with your problem.
Signs of an Ant Infestation
The clearest sign of an ant infestation is finding ants visible throughout your home. You may also find a leftover ant trail from ants entering and exiting your home.
Live ants near food sources. Ants often enter your home looking for food, so be sure to check your cupboards and any other exposed food sources, like fruit on the counter or leftover food particles on the stovetop. Ants could be near trash sites. Ants will also eat pet food, so check areas where you leave pet food and water.
Sometimes, ants can be difficult to identify when they infest your home. To identify an ant infestation, you may need to look closely.
Ants inside the walls. Ants will use electrical lines, plumbing lines and phone or ethernet lines inside your walls as a way to move around. In addition, look for wood shavings piled near wooden structures. If you find wood shavings, that could be a sign that ants are causing structural damage to your home.
Outdoor ant nests. If you notice an ant infestation in your yard, it could just be a matter of time before they enter your house in search of food, water or the next place to expand their colony.
Why Are Ants in My House?
Many ant species nest outside. While searching for a food or water source, they will travel long distances and may come inside your home. If they find a consistent food source in your home, they may return to it.
Ants can communicate with each other through the different pheromones they produce. When they find a safe food source, they can release a pheromone trail that signals to other ants from the nest to follow it for food.
Though many ants will only enter your home to forage for food before going back outside to their nest, some ant species, like Argentine ants, may prefer to colonize inside your home rather than outside:
Argentine ants. Argentine ants will colonize inside. They like moist, warm environments. When the California heat becomes too dry, they will work their way inside to find leaky pipes, rotting wood or other areas with condensation.
Carpenter ants. Carpenter ants are not like termites. They do not eat wood. However, they can still cause extensive structural damage to your home. Carpenter ants like nesting in wet or rotting wood. If you have water damage or leaky pipes that have affected your home, they may excavate the wood to build a nest.
How to Get Rid of Ants
Unfortunately, getting rid of an ant infestation is not always as simple as spraying the ants you see in your home. Generally, the ants you see in your kitchen are called worker ants. Their main job is to leave the nest to forage for food, while the majority of the colony stays in the nest.
If the ants are inside looking for food, keeping your kitchen free of crumbs and grease could help keep the ants away from your home. You should keep your food and pet food in pest-proof containers and take your trash out regularly. If they cannot find a stable food source in your home, they may leave and look somewhere else.
In order to get rid of an ant infestation, you need to take care of the nest. Knowing which kind of ant is in your home can help you determine ant behavior and help you find their nest. If you have live ants in your home, it may be possible to follow their trail back to their nest.
How Can I Find an Ant Control Service Near Me?
At Jones Bros. Pest Control, Inc., we provide ant control services to clients in the Sacramento Metro Area. Our services include a thorough inspection of your home. We share our findings with you and not only exterminate the pests, but also work to address how the pests are entering your home. Once we determine how the ants are entering, we will help you prevent future reentry.
We have a 99% success rate with our ant control and other extermination services. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee because we are confident in our services and are determined to solve your ant infestation problems.
If you have an ant infestation on your property, call our Sacramento pest control company at (916) 269-0689 to discuss your pest problem. Our technicians are available to discuss your situation, diagnose your problem and provide you with a free quote!