As a resident of Atlanta, pest sightings are more than common. The beautiful weather our city has to offer allows both insect and animal pests to thrive and ants are no exception. Then again, ant sightings are so common that they don’t seem to bother homeowners these days. While the common ant may seem harmless, their presence in your home usually indicates that it’s capable of attracting other pests like disease-ridden rodents and disgusting cockroaches.
Before you write off ants, you should understand that not all ants are created equal; in fact, some ants are capable of stinging humans, causing damage to your home, and even destroy electronics. Due to the size of the average ant, quickly identifying its exact species may prove difficult. Either way, you should do your best to remove them.
Keeping Ants out of Your Home
Not all ants are created equal, but the solutions that homeowners can use to keep them out work for most species. And just like dealing with other pests, the name of the game is exclusion. Fortunately, exclusion techniques for ants are a lot less involved than larger pests as long as you follow a few basics:
- Sealing cracks, holes, and other points of entry is one of the best ways to keep ants out of your home.
- Keeping food sealed and cleaning common areas after cooking or eating is a good way to discourage ants from establishing a colony nearby.
- Check your home for leaky faucets or other sources of water that ants can use to establish a colony.
If your home’s ant infestation seems out of control and you can’t do anything to stop it, calling a Truly Nolen Atlanta pest control professional can send the ants marching out rather quickly. Our free pest inspection can identify the source of an ant infestation and provide you with a plan of action to get rid of them.