In this article we discuss how to say goodbye to unwelcome ants in your home. For every one human, there are approximately a million ants. With this many ants roaming the earth, a few are bound to end up in your home. Ants are an especially prominent problem in the Las Vegas area, as the weather is ideal, and the environment is perfect for building colonies.
What Are The Most Common Ants in Las Vegas?
In Las Vegas, the most common ants that you will run into are Argentine Ants, Southern Fire Ants, Black Harvester Ants, Velvety Tree Ants, Carpenter Ants, and Odorous Ants. Argentine Ants are not particularly dangerous to humans and do not participate in activities such as biting, stinging, attacking, or swarming.
However, the rate at which they breed is so fast, that their colonies grow very quickly and can rapidly get to the point of taking over a home or business property. They have multiple queens within a single colony, which contributes to their rapid reproduction, and they live longer than most other ant breeds.
Southern Fire Ants truly bring the heat. They are extremely aggressive, and have no fear of humans, unlike most other ant breeds. Instead of running when people or animals approach, they prefer to go on the offensive and attack. These bites are excruciating and often cause allergic reactions, even in those who are not allergic to most insects.
Carpenter Ants are not as directly harmful to humans, however, as their name implies, they love wood. Like termites, they attack wood structures, chewing up wood and other building materials, destroying support structures, and potentially causing severe damage to a home or business property.
Preventing Ant Invasions
When it comes to ants, hiring a reliable ant pest control service like ours from the beginning is the best way to prevent, detect, and eliminate ant infestations in your home.
Since there are a variety of ant species, and different precautions apply to each one, going with an expert is essential to the success of protecting your household. In addition to regular pest control services, there are a few things you can do on your own to help prevent these pesky pests as well.
Removing debris, trash, waste, and unnecessary belongings from your yard eliminates ideal hiding grounds for ants to start colonizing. You should also reduce or eliminate any standing water on your property, no matter how small of a puddle it may be.
Just like when humans began colonizing, ants prefer locations near water sources, so removing these areas of standing water makes your yard less ideal of a home. To help prevent any ants from getting inside your house, make sure that there are no cracks in or around the foundation, windows, and doors, and if there are, seal them up immediately.
Say Goodbye To Unwelcome Ants
As many precautions as you take to prevent an ant infestation, there still is a chance they will get into your home. If you start to notice signs of ants in and around your house, don’t try to take measures into your own hands. Some home remedies may actually attract more ants.
We hope you found this article on how to say goodbye to unwelcome ants useful. Trying to DIY your way out of a pest problem can often cause more headaches than it’s worth. We provide this information to be helpful, however, it’s always best to call us.
Why Choose Tri-X Pest Management for Ant Pest Control
We have over 20 years of experience in treating ant infestations and providing preventative pest maintenance in the Las Vegas area. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our services and can often be at your location on the same day you call. We’re a local & family-owned business that will treat your home or business as if it were our own.
We have the most competitive prices on pest control services in town and will work hard to keep your business. Don’t DIY or settle for less, get Tri-X and keep your home and business safe and protected today! Call or text (702) 533-6419 today to schedule a free inspection.