There are many creatures that can invade your home and some of them are very serious pests. However, one of the most invasive and determined of these pests is the ant. Unlike other pests the ant isn’t known to harbour diseases, but they can quickly become a problem once they locate a source of food. This is usually because of the way the ant works. Basically, they send out scouts who search for any item the colony can eat then more ants come along and assist in breaking the morsel apart and carrying it back home. Of course, the whole process is much more complicated than that.
Going into a bit more detail, ants leave a chemical trail. This unseen trail allows other ants to locate them which is why you generally see only one or two ants at first and later will see a bunch, usually in a trail from the point of entry. Ant Control is generally a case of keeping the ant away from any household access points, but these are determined little guys who will find a weakness eventually. For instance, you could have the whole area around the home treated with a repellent, but if you leave a water hose on the ground the ant could use that as a bridge. In some cases ants have been known to use trees to access the home or even the electrical, phone or cable wires.
One of the most commonly mentioned ways to avoid ants marching into your home is to maintain a clean house and this works to a certain degree. However, ants aren’t partial to just human food. In fact, pet foods are a prime target of many ant forages which can make leaving food out for Fido a bit of a problem. Other sources of ant food include a variety of plants, assorted garbage or just about anything even remotely edible. This is why proper Ant Control is so very important. It takes both a good pest control company and vigilance on the part of the home-owner to ensure this tiny, organized pest doesn’t come into your home and invade the pantry or ruin your precious plants. If you find your home has an ant problem or you need the help of an exterminator be sure to give Pest Masters Inc.. a call. Connect with Facebook!