There are many factors that can drive ants into your home. Perhaps you've noticed that after several days of heavy rain or during a long drought, you've found ants invading your home by the hundreds. When conditions outside your home are hot and dry or cold and wet, it can drive ants in. That is why this is the time of year we get a lot of calls for ant infestations.
If you're dealing with an ant infestation because the cold wet weather has driven them into your Tennessee home, your first instinct will probably be to get rid of those ants and clean everything up. But, this won't get rid of your ant problem. In fact, it could make it worse.
When ant workers don't return to the colony, this can upset the queen, and it can cause her to send out an even larger army of ants to invade your home. Plus, if you get rid of those ants, it will be harder to track where they are coming in from, and what areas will be best to lay down bait for them.
Baiting ants is the best way to destroy a colony. It uses the worker ants as a vehicle to bring poison deep inside the nest. But, it takes the right bait and the right strategy to win this battle. An improper use of bait can cause a colony to split, and that will only double your problem. That is why we strongly suggest a professional take care ant infestations.
At All-American Pest Control, we offer Perimeter Plus Pest Control. This program will not only target and destroy ant colonies, it also works to seal ants out. And, while we're taking care of those ants, we will also be targeting over 47 other common household pests! Some of the pests this program will keep out of your home, or reduce on your property, are mosquitoes, spiders, flies, boxelder bugs, stink bugs, and Asian lady beetles.
With Perimeter Pest Control you can expect quarterly visits from a professional pest-control technician who will 1) Inspect the outside of your home for entry points while removing spider webs, 2) apply an insect barrier around your perimeter and 3) Apply mist, on three of your quarterly visits, to areas such as landscaping and tree canopies close to your home, and underneath deck areas, to reduce outdoor pests.
If pests still manage to find a way inside while you have this service in place, we will gladly come and take care of the issue for you at no additional charge. If you are tired of ants, or any other pest invading your home, reach out to All-American today.