Ant Identification & Prevention
What You Need To Know About Ants
Did you know that ants are the most common pests around the globe? This is because of their sheer numbers and adept ability to invade properties. If you own a property, you might have these pests on your mind. To help you identify and deal with active ant problems, take some time today to learn about these insects. We have everything you need to know about pest control in Jersey City and how to deal with these pests throughout every season. Here are some answers to common questions you might have about these pests.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ants
What are ants?
Ants are insects that live in large social colonies. These colonies usually exist underground under large mounds of dirt. Certain species, however, will build nests in other unique areas like within electronics, structures of wood, or inside the wall voids of homes. One thing that is unique about these pests is their ability to create long lines to and from sources of food and the way they work together to carry larger items back to their nests. All of this starts with a single scout.
Are ants dangerous?
Most types of ants are not harmful to your physical health. Beyond contaminating food sources, these insects traditionally do not cause any real problems. Keeping this in mind, there are some species that defy this standard. Pharaoh ants, for instance, spread a few harmful diseases, like salmonellosis and staphylococcus infections. If you see these little yellow ants inside your home, it is best to keep things clean and seek an immediate answer to your ant infestation.
Why do I have an ant problem?
All ant problems start one of two ways. Either these pests need a place to live and choose your home as a location to build, or a scout comes indoors and finds something to eat or drink. Scout ants are always on the lookout for tasty treats. If they get into your home and find readily available food, they will return to their nest, leaving an invisible pheromone trail behind. Other worker ants use this trail to invade en masse, usually starting active infestations. Otherwise, ants are drawn indoors by things like heat, especially during the colder months.
Where will I find ants?
Ants exist all around us in large nests. Depending on the species, you might find nests around your yard, next to your driveway, inside trees on your property, or within your home. These pests can travel up to 100 yards from these nests to find food. Oftentimes, infestations inside local structures come from a nest that is outdoors.
How do I get rid of ants?
There are so many different forms of ant pest control that sometimes it is hard to know what methods work best. We highly recommend avoiding store-bought ant control solutions as they are often either dangerous or ineffective. What we do recommend for effective home pest control and commercial pest control is to hire a pest control company. Our team at Bayonne Exterminating offers many advanced services to deal with these and other local insect invaders. Let us pay you a visit and show you why we are your best option to get rid of ants.
How can I prevent ants in the future?
Where getting rid of ants is something you should always leave to a professional, preventing these pests is something you can do on your own with enough effort. We highly recommend utilizing basic tips like sealing entry points around your home’s exterior, keeping things clean, addressing moisture issues, and storing food inside air-tight containers. If you do not have time to prevent these pests on your own or would like a more effective option to deal with these pests, bring in our team at Bayonne Exterminating. We have the ant pest control treatments you need to avoid these insects year-round.
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