Why Do I Have An Ant Problem In My Monmouth County Home?

April 30, 2021

Ants are a pest found in virtually every part of the world, except for the South Pole region. In the U.S. alone, more than 700 different species are estimated to be in existence. The most common types of ants found locally include acrobat ants, Argentine ants, citronella ants, crazy ants, little black ants, odorous house ants, Pharaoh ants, pavements ants, and several others.

acrobat ant on a twig

What Attracts Ants Indoors?

Ants are aggressive scavengers that will capitalize on opportunities to locate sources of food and water indoors. Ants are omnivores that aren’t very picky eaters. In natural outdoor environments, they consume insects that are alive or dead and their eggs, as well as juices from plants, and much more. 
Their small size allows them to easily infiltrate a home through very small openings. As they travel, ants leave a trail of pheromones behind that encourages others to follow them. This can result in a small ant problem quickly developing into a major concern. 

Tips To Prevent Ants

  • Reduce potential water problems by regularly maintaining gutters and downspouts. Fix any water leaks in hoses or spigots.    

  • Promptly fix damaged screens, and check the condition of seals around exterior doors and windows for gaps or openings. Fill any voids using a durable sealant or caulk. 

  • Any leftover food should be quickly put away in the refrigerator, or inside sealed containers.

  • You should avoid leaving dirty dishes out overnight. 

  • Always remove any uneaten pet food, and ensure that kitchen trash cans have a lid that fits tightly. 

  • Any spilled food and drinks should be promptly cleaned up. Remember to wipe crumbs off countertops and sweep floors. 

  • After noticing ants indoors, you should thoroughly clean the area to remove their scent completely so others are not attracted.

When To Contact A Professional Pest Controller

Some property owners mistakenly underestimate the resilience of ants, and attempt fabled home remedies or treatment options sold at local home improvement stores and online retails. Unfortunately, most of these efforts are futile, and generate only short-term results. In the meanwhile, ants or other types of insects become further entrenched deep within walls or beneath floorboards.
The best initial course of action when encountering these situations is to promptly speak with a professional. A trained technician will closely inspect the interior and exterior of the premises to identify the extent of the infestation, and determine their entry points. Also, they can recommend some minor improvements that will prevent future ant invasions. 

Experienced Pest Extermination Company In Monmouth County

For more than three decades now, the licensed team members at Alliance Pest Services have been assisting customers in the Monmouth County region with solutions to intrusions from ants, bed bugs, termites, and many other bothersome pests. We continue to use the latest products and technology available in the pest control industry to ensure total customer satisfaction.
Our organization is now GreenPro certified, which is a national qualification that is achieved by demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the latest integrated pest management (IPM) standards that ensure our operations are safe for people, property, and the local environment. We look forward to hearing from you, and encourage you to contact the office today for a detailed inspection and estimate. Remember to ask our representative about our interest-free financing options now available through GreenSky Servicing!

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