Jungle Lodge Termites

Ants can be difficult to control. Learning some of the trends in their behaviors can help you safeguard your home against an invasion.

Signs of Ants

Here are some things to look for:

– Any potential places of entry. Ants often seek water or sweet and greasy food substances in the kitchen, pantry, or storeroom areas. Because ants are able to enter through the tiniest of cracks you should try to identify potential places of entry and close them off.

– Ant trails. Ants leave invisible chemical trails of pheromones for other ants to follow once food or water sources have been located.

– Locations of nests. Ants can nest anywhere in and around your house. These areas include lawns, walls, stumps, and under your foundation.

– Size of ant colony. Colonies can range from 300,000 to 500,000 ants. Even more shocking is the ability of a colony to uproot and relocate quickly and easily if the colony is threatened. And a colony can live for a relatively long lifetime. Worker ants can live up to seven years. Queen ants may live as long as 15 years.

Why You May Need to Call a Control Specialist for an Ant Infestation

While there are multiple do-it-yourself options out there, they typically only kill the ants you see. You should try to use truly effective treatments that can penetrate and destroy nests in order to ensure these pests do not return.

Different Types of Ants

There are multiple types of ants and therefore different kinds of infestations. Because of this, do it at home remedies often do not account for the fact that different kinds of ant infestations require different treatments. A skilled professional will be able to assess what type of ant you are dealing with, and therefore what kind of treatment will work best for your needs.

Arizona Pest Control

Contact Info:

Termite Control Arizona
125 N. 2nd Street
Suite 110
Phoenix AZ 85004
(480) 630-2641
License # 8918