Do you see ants in your home or around your yard? Even if you stomp out the ones you see, there are plenty more where those came from. Ants are the easiest pests to attract and one of the hardest pests to eliminate. With how social these insects are and how impressive their sense of smell is, you can count on the fact that if ants follow a good smell into your home, you’ll be stuck with an ever-growing ant problem. Luckily, Onyx Lawn & Pest Control can help.
We offer comprehensive ant control services that include extermination and preventative measures. Just because ants are a common problem doesn’t mean that you have to put up with them. Our experts are ready to get rid of these insects around your property and keep it protected from future invasions. We’ll identify the species of ant you’re struggling with to determine the best ant control strategy for your specific problem.
What Attracts Ants?
The primary cause of these insect problems is food. These creatures live in massive colonies that often exceed hundreds of thousands of them, and as such, are constantly sending workers to find and retrieve food. These tiny insects have a better sense of smell than a dog, meaning that all they need is the slightest whiff of your food to come and seek it out. With how small they are, ants can easily find their way into homes and businesses, which makes them all the more difficult to try to remove.
Any easy access to food will lure these insects to your property, as will the shelter and protection they can find in your walls. Pet food, trash, compost, and scraps from a meal outside or a spilled soda will all attract foraging. They leave behind a pheromone trail, which draws followers, and can very easily escalate into an ant colony invading your property and deciding that your home is now their home.
Are Ants Dangerous?
Most species of ants are merely annoying and don’t pose a significant danger. A pavement ant, for example, can contaminate the food that they get into and spread bacteria, but for the most part, they’re just a nuisance. Other types of ants can pose threats to you and your property. A fire ant can bite and sting and carpenter ants can tunnel through the wooden structure of your home, causing significant damage.
Common Types of Ants in Utah
Utah is home to various ant species, including the carpenter ant, Immigrant pavement ant (tetramorium immigrants), Fire ant (pogonomyrmex), formica, dorymyrmex insanus, and pheidole bicarinata. Proper treatment for ants depends on the species. Contact our Ogden pest control office to discuss your ant problem and our experts will come out to evaluate your ant problem.
How To Win The War Against Ants
Ants are one of the hardest pests to remove because the insects that you see are only a tiny fraction of the colony. Many over-the-counter ant treatments can worsen the problem because they can cause them to separate from their original colony and start a new one. To effectively eliminate your ant problem, you need to target the colony. Given that their colonies are often underground, they won’t be affected by your sprays, meaning that the ants will just keep coming back until you can target where they live.
Onyx Lawn & Pest Control can identify the type of ant plaguing your home and determine the best strategy to get rid of them and keep them away. We have extensive experience in dealing with insect problems of many different species and will be able to both eliminate your current problem and prevent future problems. Once we’ve targeted the colonies, you’ll notice a dramatic difference in your ant problem within mere days and complete control over the issue in 7-10 days.
We will also provide you with recommendations to avoid future infestations, such as: storing food safely and securely, sealing access holes and points, cleaning up spills as soon as they occur, and more.
Here at Onyx Lawn & Pest Control, we’re dedicated to providing Utah home and business owners with pest-free properties. For more information about our services or how you can prevent ant problems, please don’t hesitate to contact us.