Ant infestations can be a fairly common occurrence due to a number of factors attracting them into your daily life. The weather, the smells from inside your home, and obvious signs of available food are all reasons ants seek out an entrance into your house. Many times homeowners take it upon themselves to eradicate their increasing ant situation only to make the problem worse. While no one wants to deal with an ant infestation, the do-it-yourself-methods being used may actually be inviting more of the pests inside.
It is the worker ants which are sent out into the world (and your home) to collect the food and supplies the colony needs to exist. The workers feed the queen of the colony and the hundreds of other ants reproducing constantly. It is necessary for the entire colony of ants to be tackled in order to truly take care of the infestation. While the worker ants are easy to spot in your home, the colony may not be as visible. Colonies can be created inside or outside of a building. The worker ants enter the home in search of food and can come from a nest in your yard or somewhere else in the neighborhood.
Homeowners typically run to the store to buy the biggest bottle of ant killer they can find to destroy all of the ants they see marching across their kitchen floor. While consumer ant sprays can effectively kill visible ants quickly, there are hundreds or thousands of ants ready to take their place. The spraying process will likely continue for days or months without effectively resolving the issue for good. Store products only offer a temporary solution to an ongoing problem. Without professional help and preventative measures, the problem will continue. Ants will come back in search of food and water.
Untrained pest professionals may find it difficult to locate the colonized nest and are then unable to effectively destroy the entire colony at once. It is also important to locate the various entry points ants find to gain access to the inside of your home. The smallest cracks in the foundation, around windows, or under doors need to be identified and repaired to prevent the return of the ants and the start of another infestation.
All-American Pest Control is experienced in the successful elimination of ants with customized solutions to ensure the health and safety of your household. Using the appropriate treatments to eradicate your ant problem, we ensure ants are gone for good while your home is safe for pets and humans. With over 50 years of professional experience in pest elimination and prevention, All -American Pest Control offers the solutions Middle Tennessee homeowners depend on for safe, effective pest control.