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Ant Proofing your California Home

Ant Proofing your California Home

Ants are an incredible nuisance especially during the warmer months, so it isn't difficult to know that you have an infestation. They are searching for food and water, so you are very likely to see them in the kitchen and in your eating areas. 

Fire Ants

Fire ants are recognizable for their red head and thorax and red/black abdomen. Their nests may be found in wall voids, under carpets, rain gutters, bath traps or in the crawl spaces.  Nests most commonly are in the soil, identified by the large mound of soil raised above the surface, and they are particularly common in turf.  These pests are particularly troublesome because they can inflict painful stings on those who disturb them.  

Due to the large colony size, deep nests, and painful stings, it is best to leave their extermination to knowledgeable pest-control experts instead of attempting to control the pests without professional assistance.

Little black ant

The Little black ant are recognizable for being one of the smallest black ants.  They make their nests primarily in the soil under debris or other objects, as well as open areas and in turf.  The nest opening will have a small crater or soil around it.  Sometimes the nests can be found within structures in walls or under carpets.  Control of these ants includes correction of the attractions that drew them to a property, including harborage sites, food sources, and moisture conditions. Elimination of insects that provide protein or honeydew sources reduces ant foraging in an area, and cleanup of unnecessary debris or objects on the soil that provide harborage eliminates nesting. Ant bait products in liquid or gel formulations can be highly effective.  Your pest control expert is knowledgeable in the control of the little black ant.

The number of ants in a colony depends on the type of ant, but it’s not unusual for millions of ants to travel together. Your infestation may not be this serious, but it is possible for you to have a large number of ants roaming around your home.  Hire a Professional! They have the equipment and the solutions that can control your ant problem. 

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