Types: Carpenter Ant, Fire Ant, Thief Ant, Argentine Ant, Pharaoh Ant, Odorous Ant
Ants are now the number one pest problem for which homeowners rely on professional advice and remediation. Some do-it-yourself products may provide short term relief, but may in fact, make a problem worse.
They can be difficult to control, but there are some things you should know about how ants’ behavior can lead to big headaches for you and your home:
Watch for Signs of Ants
There are lots of signs these pests have taken up residence in your home.
- Live ants: A large number can be a clear indication of a problem. They are often found in kitchens or other areas with food.
- Pathways: Some ants lay down a pheromone in their trail to a food source to attract other ants from their colony.
- Nests: A nest site can look like a small pile of soil or dirt. Some ant species like to make their homes in walls or other quiet, dark places, which can be difficult to spot.
- Dirt: Small piles, usually found around nest sites, can indicate an ant infestation.