What are ants?
Ants are insects in the Formicidae family and belong in the order Hymenoptera. Ants are eusocial and form colonies. Without control, ant colonies range from a few dozen ants living in small natural cavities to millions of ants in highly organized colonies occupying large territories.
Why do I have ants?
Ants are in your home looking for sustenance. If you have an infestation in your home, you are most likely to find them in your kitchen or bathroom. This is because ants are always on the hunt for food and water. Crumbs, spills, and moisture will attract ants into your home.
How do ants get inside?
Every spring, these pests seem to make their way into your home. Ants can get into your home through cracks in walls, gaps in foundation, and under your flooring. Sometimes, they simply crawl into your home through windows and doors in search of food and water.
Why are ants a problem to control?
Having an ant infestation isn’t just a nuisance. These pests can cause damage to your home and the items inside. The problems that ants can cause range from minor to severe.
For example, sugar ants in Utah won’t cause damage to your home, but they will snack on any available food. Carpenter ants, on the other hand, are extremely destructive. They carve tunnels through wood and foam insulation to build their nests, inflicting serious damage to your home.
How can Advantage Pest & Lawn solve my ant control needs?
The key to getting rid of ants is to eliminate their nest. Killing the ants you see is helpful, but it doesn’t get to the root of the problem. When we are treating an interior ant infestation, our ants pest control process is thorough and effective.
We treat cracks, crevices, and other openings as close to the nest opening as possible. Depending on the exact species, we apply gel-type baits alongside the ants’ feeding trails. During warmer months, we will also perform a targeted exterior treatment.
There are several species of ants that infest the areas around structures. Our main concern is protecting structures. Our highly experienced pest control professionals are able to treat in and around structures.
Stopping an ant problem yourself can be difficult. If the nest is not destroyed, the ants will keep coming back. Contacting Advantage Pest & Lawn is the most effective way to ensure your property is kept free of ants.