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Pest Control Guide: Ant Infestation

Pest Control Guide: Ant Infestation

More than likely, you have experienced an ant infestation at some point in your home. It doesn’t matter how clean your home is; they can still get in and cause big problems. While they play a big role in the environment, they aren’t welcome in our homes! Nobody wants to look at patches of black ants on their walls, so what do we do about any infestations? Read on….. Because ants exist in colonies, it can make eradicating them a bit harder. You will hardly ever see ants walking around alone, as other ants in the colony will come right behind them. Every ant colony has a queen female who will lay eggs by the hundreds. Then there are worker ants and male ants that work around the clock daily to carry out their duties. Since the worker ants are females unable to lay eggs, their job is to go out and find food and bring it back to the colony. You’ve probably noticed before how ants march in a single file line. They leave behind a scent that all the other ants can smell, leading them to their food source. They love sugary things like candy or spilled drinks, so it’s important to clean areas like this often. They will also eat organic matter such as plants or wood. Tips On Getting Rid Of Ant Infestations There are a couple of types of ant infestations and you should understand them before you go after applying treatments. The first type is outside colonies. With these colonies, the ants still manage to get in your home, even though their colony is...