WHY DO I HAVE ANTS IN MY HOME?
Ants can be active in homes and other buildings all year. Normally, they are found in slab-on-grade dwellings such as townhomes, or in the basement of houses. Ants are soil dwellers and survive beneath the concrete slabs of heated buildings. You may encounter them in winter while they forage for sweets, fats, and proteins.
Ants have a wide variety of nesting habits and food preferences. Some ants build nests in soil, producing characteristic mounds. Others nest in homes behind moldings, baseboards, countertops, and similar places.
WHAT KIND OF ANTS ARE IN MY HOME?
There are over 12,500 identified species of ants in the world. No two ant species are exactly the same, but many behave in similar ways. There are several common varieties of ants that are particularly likely to make pests of themselves around your home. Some of the most common examples of indoor pest ants Plunkett’s encounters frequently include:
HOW DO I GET RID OF ANTS?
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.
Stopping an ant problem yourself can be difficult. If the nest is not destroyed, the ants will keep coming back. Contacting Plunkett’s Pest Control is the most effective way to ensure your property is kept free of ants.
HOW SOON CAN YOU GET HERE?
At Plunkett’s, our goal is to help you as quickly, conveniently, and in as cost-effective a way as possible. We make every effort to be with you the same day or the very next day.
HOW CAN I PREVENT ANTS IN THE FUTURE?
Trying to discourage ants from invading the home can be frustrating. Proper food storage and waste management will reduce the food that often attracts worker ants indoors.
Clean all kitchen surfaces, vacuum daily, and rinse recyclable containers before storage. Stay on top of exclusion practices by sealing any holes or cracks in your home’s perimeter you find as soon as you find them. If ants can’t find accessible food, water, or shelter in your home, then they’ll move on.