The Starting signs of Ant Infestation:
Small, and with an incredibly good sense for leftovers, ants are persistent and hard to get rid of once they’ve discovered a way to a food source. As a foraging insect, its most prominent instinct is to share what they find with the colony. Once a few have snuck in the rest will surely follow soon behind. In Houston, Texas ant infestation is common and can occur even from outside sources, which lead colonies inside. Leaving food open or leaving crumbs on the floor are perfect sources for hungry scavenging ants. Knowing which type of ants are infesting your house is also crucial in knowing how to exterminate them. Depending on what kind of ants they are, they could be after a variety of food sources. Common black ants looking for sugar usually infest areas like kitchens, while wood ants can be spotted around damp areas like wood in bathrooms or in more humid climates during certain times of the year. What kind of ants you have could also depend on the kind of property or home you live in. Texans should also be on the lookout for another species of ant called the Crazy Ant.
When to Call A Professional:
As soon as you begin to spot multiple ants, it’s time to call a professional. Hartz Pest Control will not only determine the kind of ant that is infesting your home, but also where the main colony source is located. The most important part of getting rid of ants is not just trapping and spraying the areas they are flocking to, but also discovering and terminating the colony. Your Hartz Pest Control Professional will then devise a course of action based on the best strategy to get rid of the infestation (depending on the kind of ant and the severity of the case.) Letting any amount of ant intrusion go on, invites a much larger problem down the line causing costly repairs to your home or property. If you believe you have an ant infestation, the time to call a professional is today. Contact Hartz Pest Control for more information about ant extermination.