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Outsmarting Ants: Tampa’s Complete Handbook For Pest Management

March 16, 2024 - Ants

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An ant problem in your home may begin as a minor inconvenience, but these pests can quickly take over your space and cause significant issues. The efficient nature and excellent communication skills of ants can make them challenging pests to get rid of. But this guide provides everything you need to outsmart these clever pests and keep your home ant-free.

We’ll start by exploring the habits and behaviors of common ants and reviewing the problems they can cause. We’ll also provide some natural solutions to prevent another invasion. Continue reading to learn more about effective ant control in Tampa with the experts from Haskell Termite & Pest Control.

Ant Habits & Behavior

Ants thrive in our climate, and colonies can have thousands of individuals organized into castes, including reproductives (the queen and males) and workers (sterile females). Part of the worker’s job is to forage for food, and when they find a source, they leave a pheromone scent trail for the rest of the ants to follow. This communication skill helps to explain how quickly you can go from one ant in the kitchen to an infestation.

Each species has its own food preferences and moisture requirements, so correctly identifying the type of ants you have is essential to determine what attracts them and where they nest. If you have trouble identifying or eliminating ants in your home, Haskell Termite & Pest Control is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our ant control services or to request a free estimate.

Assessing The Risks: The Problems Created By Ant Infestations

Everyone knows how frustrating and annoying ants can be, but certain species can cause more extensive issues than others. The following list includes some of the problems an ant infestation can create:

  • Ants can carry bacteria on their bodies that contaminate your food and surfaces.

  • Carpenter ants nest inside wood, and over time, they can weaken the structural integrity of your home.

  • Pharaoh ants spread diseases, including strep and staph infections and salmonellosis.

  • Fire ants cause painful stings, and their venom can be dangerous when they sting in large numbers or for people who are allergic.

Haskell Termite & Pest Control is here to help you get rid of ants and keep them from returning. Contact us today with any questions about our services or to request a free estimate.

Five Naturally Effective Ways To Prevent Future Ant Infestations

After we eliminate your infestation, there are specific steps you can take to help keep them from returning. Here are five naturally effective ant prevention tips you can start with:

  1. Store food in airtight containers or inside the refrigerator.

  2. Take the trash out frequently and store it in containers with tight lids.

  3. Promptly repair any moisture issues like leaks or standing water.

  4. Clean up crumbs and spills, and avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink.

  5. Seal cracks and crevices on the exterior to eliminate entryways.

Regular pest control services will help to ensure ants and other pests stay out of your home. Contact us today at Haskell Termite & Pest Control to learn more about our home pest control plan or to request services for your property.

The Most Effective Ant Control Method For Tampa Homes

The Haskell Termite & Pest Control team has been helping local families protect their homes from pest problems since 1992. Our ant pest control services not only eliminate the ants you have, but we can also help prevent future pest problems. Contact us today to learn more about our residential pest control options or to request a free estimate.

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