An ant infestation can drive almost anyone crazy, trying to clean up the problem, only to find they’re back a few hours later can cause frustration to just about anyone. Ants are a very common pest throughout the United States.
Although some homeowners and businesses may never experience an ant infestation, others can constantly be plagued by these little nuisance pests. PURCOR has compiled this resource page for homeowners and businesses alike to educate and inform on how to best deal with whatever species of ant they’re dealing with.
Because different species of ants can cause structural damage, we recommend speaking with a knowledgeable PURCOR pest control professional to determine the species of the ants and the degree of infestation if you face these invaders.
Ant Infestation Resources and Information
Nobody likes to hear they have an issue with ants invading their home or business, but with more than 700 different identified ant species throughout the United States, it’s a given that ants may infest your home eventually. Most ants prefer the outdoors, but PURCOR has the tools and knowledge you need to not only identify what types of ants you’re dealing with, but help you resolve the ant infestation.
PURCOR also provides expert solutions to help our customers keep their homes and businesses ant-free. Contact our team if you decide you need help combating these invaders.
Why do I have ants in my home?
Ants do not only live in colonies outside–they commonly find themselves attracted to human habitations, becoming an unsightly problem. Ants find themselves attracted to the same things in human habitations that humans need–possibly even electronics, in the case of Rasberry (or tawny) crazy ants. PURCOR’s knowledge of and experience dealing with ants are key to solving your ant infestation.
Ants are Attracted to Water and Food
All species of ants are attracted to water, particularly in warm and dry months of the year. It is perhaps no surprise that bathrooms and kitchens are the two rooms in houses most reported to be favorites of ants. If ants find runoff from a dripping sink or leaky pipe, they will return to it continuously.
Food also attracts ants. Ants’ diet depends on the species, but sugar and protein are their two main foods sources. Poorly-cleaned kitchens, readily-accessible garbage, and both human and animal food left out are all prime targets for ants. Some ants may prefer leftovers in the sink, while others may prefer sugars from overripe fruit on the counter.
Ants Need Shelter to Set up a Colony
Despite each species’ unique traits, all ants need shelter. If ants have invaded your home, chances are that something in the surrounding environment has become a welcoming environment. Most ants that have infested habitations live inside of walls, though some live inside rotting wood fixtures or cracked foundations. Some continue to nest outside and enter the home searching for food and water to bring back to their nest.
Depending on the species, the invading ants may actually be part of a mega colony or several nests with related queens that have spread out. Once the location of the ants’ nest has been located, it must be eliminated and their access to the home cut off. This means sealing cracks and removing damaged fixtures, as well as cutting back foliage that adjoins the house.
Ant Pest Control Services We Offer
In addition to being a knowledgeable resource on ants, and carpenter ants, we offer a long list of services to ensure your home or office is safe and pest free. Including:
- A proactive approach to pest control to limit the use of pest control products on your property.
- Professional pest control solutions for all types of pests.
- Complete commercial and residential pest control services.
- Guaranteed strategies to deal with ant infestations, control, and removal.
- Expert advice on how best to deal with your specific ant problem
With our professionally trained and certified technicians, state-of-the-art tools, and wealth of experience and expertise, you can sleep well each night knowing that your family, your home, and your business are protected.
Request Your Free Ant Control Estimate from PURCOR
An ant infestation is unpleasant to deal with, but with time and effort, it can be controlled. With knowledge of what ants desire inside a home comes the knowledge of how best to deny them food, water, and shelter.
When you have an ant infestation, contact PURCOR. Our knowledgeable and licensed professionals will help you get rid of ants safely, along with preventing ant infestations in the future. Request your free estimate today!