Ants are known for their relentless hard work in gathering food for their colonies. Though ants are quite interesting, tiny creatures, no one wants to observe their fascinating qualities inside their own home. If you have an ant problem in your Indianapolis home, giving a pest control professional a call is a great way to eradicate the ants before they turn into a full infestation.
Ant prevention tips
Ants have the amazing ability to find even the tiniest drop of honey or crumb. And of course, ants never wait long before calling their friends to tell of what they have discovered. Ants send out a pheromone trail to let other ants know that they have found something delicious. Disrupting the trail of ants may seem like the best idea, but it often causes the ants to spread out in search of new locations to find food. Keeping a tidy home is the best way to keep ants from coming inside in the first place.
- Caulk around windows and doors to eliminate entry points that ants may be using to enter the home
- Consistently wipe down countertops and tables where food is either served or eaten
- Sweep after every meal to ensure crumbs have not fallen to the ground
Call a pest control services to eliminate ants from your home
A few ants here and there may not seem like a big problem at first. But if your home is seen as a source of food, ants will flood in through tiny holes and will soon be trailing across your walls or floor. If food and water are found in your home, a few ants will soon let the rest of their nest know where it is and how to get there. For every line of ants you see invading your home, there is a mound outside where the ants are coming from and returning to with crumbs from your kitchen. Ant control professionals in Indianapolis will first deal with the ants that are inside your house, and then will stop the ants at the source by eradicating their outside colonies.
Identifying the ants
If you find ants in your home, identifying what kind of ants can be crucial because some ants may be going after the structure of your home instead of a crumb under the dining room table. Carpenter ants, for example, do not eat wood like termites, but they burrow into the wood which can weaken the boards and possibly cause the structural integrity of your home to be compromised. Carpenter ants are larger than your average ant, are dark red to black in color, and the worker ants have wings. If you identify carpenter ants in your home, call a professional immediately!
If you already have a trail of little ants marching across your countertops, calling in a professional pest control service will wipe out the ant infestation quickly and thoroughly. In Indianapolis, there is only one choice for the best pest control against ants and that is Trio Pest Control. Give Trio Pest Control a call today.