Everyone knows that ant colonies are homes to hundreds upon hundreds of ants—some colonies have even been recorded to have millions of ants living and working together. Ants are social insects, meaning they depend on each other to keep their colonies fed, and safe from harm. Ants are continuously working away to create new tunnels and areas for their ever-expanding collection underground homes. Not surprisingly, seeing a few ants here and there around the outside of your home is probably pretty common, however, if you start seeing large numbers of ants across your patio or on your deck, it may be a reason for concern.
Ants are always searching for new food sources, and scout ants will often be seen crawling about on sticky counters, tables, and floors. Unfortunately, the trail of pheromones they leave behind them will lead more ants right into your home.
Take Preventative Steps
Seeing a lot of ants on the outside of your home is a good indicator of an existing or impending ant problem inside your home. Taking steps to try to prevent ants from getting inside is always an important thing to do.
Some precautionary measures you can take to keep your home from being a target include:
- Close off or seal places where they may be able to get inside.
- Clean regularly to reduce any food or drink spills that ants may want to feed on.
- Keep food items stored away rather than leaving them on your counter.
- Sweep and vacuum on a regular basis.
- Seal your windows, doors, and foundation properly.
Getting Rid of Ants
The most effective way to maintain a pest-free home is to simply contact the pest professionals at Witt Pest Management. Don’t let ants infest your home this year! Instead, implement one of our year-round pest control plans. Treating pests such as ants is what we do best. We make it our goal to provide you and your home with a thorough inspection, identification, and treatment of your pest problem. Reach out to Witt today to keep ants and other pests out of your home this year.
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