Social, Hard-Working Insects
Ants are known to be one of the most industrious and social creatures of the insect world. They are able to lift up to 50 times their own body weight. Ants reproduce at an alarming rate. For every ant you see, there are several hundred or thousands that you do not see. They enter the home looking for food or to find shelter. Using a common ant repellant spray is not powerful enough to permanently remove the entire colony. An effective ant control company will focus on complete extermination, not simply killing those that are visible inside the home.
Signs of an Ant Infestation
Opened bags of food or leftover plates from last night’s dinner are fertile ground for ants searching for easy access to food. Although they may first enter your home headed for the kitchen, ants will eventually begin to wander all over your residence looking for nourishment.
Obvious signs of an ant infestation:
- Ants covering any exposed food
- Dog dishes and cat bowls infiltrated by ants
- Scout ants wandering around your home
- Ant nests outside your home
- Active ants inside your walls at night
Did You Know?
Ants are not only troublesome when invading your home, but they also do damage by digging sizable holes in healthy lawns.