There are over 10,000 species of ants, 50 house infesting. Ants come in many shapes , sizes and can be found almost everywhere, usually lots of them in an area. They are amazing creatures to watch, but you don't want them in or around your house, especially the carpenter ants or fire ants. Did you know ants can lift over 20 times their own body weight? If humans were able to do that, a 200 pound man would be able to lift 4,000 pounds! That's 2 tons!
Ants and termites are often confused. There are three characteristics that differentiate them.
HomeTeam's technicians will identify the species of ant that is pestering you. With that information, we can treat the area and help you get rid of the pests. If you are a current customer, please inform your technician at the next regular scheduled service. If you aren't a customer yet, give us a call and we'll be happy to schedule an appointment.
What can I do, as a homeowner, to help eliminate or control an ant infestation?
To achieve long term control and prevention of ants, some steps include:
1.) Eliminating the food source.
2.) Trimming bushes and hedges that are near or touching your house in the affected area.
3.) Caulking or closing potential entry points.
4.) Chemically treating with the appropriate insecticides either on your own or using a pest control professional.
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