The Importance Of Regular Ant Control Treatments
Many individuals don’t notice an ant infestation due to their small size, and many Hot Springs residents consider them a nuisance. However, ant infestations can be quite dangerous in terms of health risks and property destruction, which warrants the need for regular, effective ant control.
When ants get into your home, they bring bacteria and pathogens from other areas they have been; this increases your risk of illness as this pest scavenges and contaminates surfaces or food. Furthermore, certain ant species can invade the wooden areas of your home and tunnel away, presenting a risk of structural damage or collapse. All ants present bite risks and may trigger allergic reactions if you are not careful.
Proper, professional ant control treatments and regular maintenance is the best way to prevent all of the negatives that ants can bring.
Should I Kill Ants I See Around My Home?
While you can kill ants you see around your home, you may want to be careful with this. It is very likely that the ants you are killing are workers and can lead professionals back to the main ant colony, which is where you need to treat if you want to remove an ant infestation. Additionally, sometimes ants release a warning pheromone to other ants when killed, which may bring more ants into your home as they investigate the source of trouble.
Is It Safe To Spray Store-Bought Ant Spray In My Home?
Ant control solutions such as store-bought ant spray can be very hit or miss, and they generally don’t target the source of your ant problems, leaving your home prone to re-infestations and continued ant issues. And, of course, some store-bought sprays are not safe to use in your home around children, plants, or pets. How safe a product depends on the kind you buy, but it also depends on your application methods. Trusting a professional to put down ant control products is a much safer form of ant control in your house.
Solving Nuisance Ant Problems In Hot Springs
To help decrease your chances of nuisance ant problems, you can implement prevention tips such as:
- Sealing cracks around your home’s windows, doors, and foundation
- Addressing moisture issues that damage wood and create excess pools of water
- Cutting back long grass and removing the leaf litter and other yard debris
- Storing leftover food properly and disposing of trash promptly
And remember, whether it is ant control in your yard or the interior of your home, Advanced Pest Control can help you out. Our expert technicians are ready to identify your ant problem and provide you with safe, effective solutions that eliminate active ant infestations and deter re-infestations of this nuisance pest.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to Advanced Pest Control at the first sign of ant problems on your property.