How to Prevent Black Carpenter Ants Infestation
Ants are one of the most common insects that humans will come into contact with. Whether we like it or not, ants can quickly gain access to our home due to their keen sense of smell and ability to crawl through the most minor cracks and crevices they can find along the exterior of your home.
Once ants successfully gain access to your home, they immediately search for a reliable food source. This food source is typically found somewhere in your kitchen pantry, underneath a bathroom sink, or on the floor underneath your kitchen table where the crumbs from dinner were not wholly swept up. Once ants have found a reliable food source inside your home, they will look for a suitable nesting area to build a new colony.
Beware of Black Carpenter Ants in Your House this Summer
While most ant species are nothing more than a nuisance, there is one variety of ants that can inflict significant damage to your home’s structural integrity. The black carpenter ant will chew through wood and other materials that make up your home, creating tunnels for them and their colony to maneuver through, weakening vital parts of your home’s structural integrity.
It is essential not to misidentify a carpenter ant as a common house ant. Black carpenter ants are much larger than your typical pavement ant or Formica ant, and if you see one in your home, there are likely to be others behind walls or other spaces of your home that you cannot see.
Carpenter ants can be tough to remove from your home and require the services of a pest professional. Pestcom Pest Management technicians are highly trained to eliminate carpenter ants within your home and ensure they don’t return.
Fire Ants are Extremely Aggressive & Will Bite & Sting Freely
Fire ants quickly spread to new areas across the country, and Idaho is no exception. They are the most aggressive species of ant alive, and they will attack at the slightest feeling of threat.
Fire ants not only nest in mounds, but they will also construct nests on your front lawn. This can become extremely dangerous because the nest goes unseen and unnoticed until an innocent victim unknowingly disturbs the nest.
In seconds, hundreds of fire ants can be crawling up their legs. The same goes for any four-legged friends you have walking around outside. Fire ants have an excruciating bite and sting. They first bite to get a grip and then sting, injecting a toxic venom. Fire ants move very quickly in large numbers.
Ant Professional Exterminators
Ants travel in huge numbers, so the chance of an ant infestation occurring is higher than in some other insect species.
Pestcom knows what it takes to keep ants out of and away from your home. Call us today!