We have all seen an ant or 2 in our home when sugar has spilled in the cabinet or too much rain has pushed them into the house. But what if you’re seeing ants more than just a few times a year? You may need help with ant control. Ants are social insects so there is a very high chance that if you are seeing a few there is a larger colony very close by.
Odorous House Ants
These pests can be the most frustrating and common of the ant species to invade your home. Up to 10,000 can live in one colony and the workers forage day and night. They receive their name from the odor they produce when crushed, described as “rotten coconut”. They may nest in the wall voids of your home or trail in from your landscaping. Their diet varies but they prefer sweets so they are a common problem in the kitchen. They are small in size, 1/16-1/8-inch long, but they can trail in the thousands prompting calls for treatment at nearly any time of the year although most problems occur through the warmer months.
Signs That It’s Time To Treat For Ants
- Large numbers of ants inside the home
- Ant trails visible along cracks/edges of driveway or sidewalk
- Ant trails along or on the foundation of the structure
- Large numbers of ants found in the landscaping
If you suspect, you may have an infestation of ants give us a call at Critter Wranglers. Ant infestations can be difficult to eradicate and even harder to prevent them from reoccurring. Our professional team will ensure the ants are completely removed and help you address entry points that they have used to access your home.
Whether it’s a one-time treatment of pesky ants or you’re in need of a monthly pest control service, we’ve got you covered. With over 35 years of experience there isn’t a wildlife, rodent, or pest problem we can’t handle. We serve private residents, commercial spaces, and municipal accounts. Contact us today!