Of all species of pests, ants are, by far, the most difficult for the homeowner to control. Ants are a social species, living and reproducing in colonies, consisting of several queens, males, and workers. These colonies range in size from a few thousand to over one hundred thousand. When you encounter a small number of ants, the problem usually runs much deeper than it looks.
For ants to survive and reproduce, they need moist harborage places, water, carbohydrates, and proteins. Most commonly, ants take up residence in kitchens, bathrooms, and office break rooms. It is also not uncommon for ants to have several satellite colonies that will nest in appliances, heating and air handling systems, or electrical junction boxes.
While they do not pose as much of a health risk as other pests, ants can cause food contamination and even damage. For instance, they can cause electrical devices to short out－or worse, cause a fire.
These ants burrow into wood creating a system of smooth tunnels. You can identify a carpenter ant infestation by looking for small openings in wood, with fine wood shavings similar to sawdust and remnants of insect parts.
Since ant colonies have several queens, home and business owners should not to attempt to eradicate the problem themselves. Consumer pesticides are simply ineffective and will not kill all reproductive queens in the colony. If ants have infested your home contact us for a consultation today.
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