Ants are a very
common pest in our area. Some ants are nuisance pests while others
can cause actual physical damage within the home by attacking wood
and electrical wires.
The nuisance ants
we typically discover inside homes are often attracted to spills and
crumbs left behind on countertops and floors. Eliminating these food
sources can be very helpful in reducing nuisance ant populations.
Other ants, such
as carpenter ants, can cause extensive damage by attacking wood
members with in a structure. Moist or damp conditions within a
structure are often contributing factors when these destructive pests
are found inside. Remedying these conducive conditions are paramount
when attempting to eliminate these destructive pests.
gain access to our homes through cracks or small openings around the
home. Sealing up these entry points where possible, will help to
decrease the chances of the ants gaining access to the interior of
your home. Overhanging branches or other shrubbery that have direct
contact with your home should also be trimmed back to reduce the
pathways they often use to gain access. Ants many times nest in and
around wood piles stored around a home. Any wood piles near or
against the home should be moved and stored in a manner so they are
not in direct contact with the soil. Finally, the elimination of any
standing water outside the home, will often be helpful in decreasing
ant populations as ants require a water source to survive.
today and let our technicians get your ant problems under control.