Ants are actually quite helpful creatures. Many of them kill fleas, bed bugs and other pesky insects. Moreover, they don’t carry diseases. However, they do invade homes in search of food, and once they have settled in, it can be a challenge to get rid of ants.
Ants come into your home for one reason: food. Most of them feed on greasy or sugary items. Pavement ants, for example, set up their colonies near patios or driveways and then send out scouts to look for food in your home. They’ll happily feast on dead or alive insects, meat and even seeds. They will only bite or sting if disturbed.
Carpentersare searching for proteins instead of sugar. They can even chew through wood to find a place to nest. Little piles of shavings, known as frass, under door frames or windows are a sign that carpenter ants have moved in.
For large infestations, you’ll need professional help to get rid of ants. Our pros approach the problem by first finding the actual colony. This begins by laying bait traps containing poisonous food, which is then transported back to the nest. Once the colony has been located, an exterminator can use a range of eradication techniques. Early detection is especially vital with carpenter ants because, if unchecked, they can cause a great deal of damage.
If you need to get rid of ants, contact us at Total Pest Solutions for a free estimate. We offer the most technologically advanced and convenient residential and commercial services available today. Our treatments are odorless and pet-friendly.