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Ant Control 101: What Every Pottstown Homeowner Ought To Know

Having pests in your Pottstown home is frustrating. However, if there’s one pest particularly frustrating for homeowners, most would say ants. Trying to figure out how to get rid of ants on your own is even more mind-numbing.

The good news is that ants are the most common insect in the world, so if you’re finding them in your home, you can rest assured that your home isn’t the only one being bothered by ants. The “not so good” news is that despite their tiny size, they can cause significant problems in your home.

The most significant aspect to understand about ants is that they live in colonies, which can contain as many as 2,000 or more ants, depending on the species. So, if you see an ant or two in your home, a colony is likely nearby, and they are searching for food to return to their nest. Seeing ants in your Pottstown home directly indicates that you need to seek ant pest control as soon as possible.

These tiny critters can crawl through minor cracks or crevices in search of food, and once they find what they are looking for, they’ll scent trail for the other ants in their colony to follow. That’s when you’ll look up and see dozens of ants when previously, you only saw a few. From there, serious ant problems start to become prevalent in your home.

Prevention will always be better than finding a solution. Your best preventive strategy against ants would be to have your home regularly treated for them. As your Pottstown pest control experts, Terra Pest Management Specialists are here to restore peace to your home that ants have taken away. We offer year-round pest control plans that eliminate troublesome pests and help keep them from returning. Call to schedule your inspection.

Characteristics Of Common Ants

Even though there are more than 700 different ant species in the United States, only about 25 of them regularly infest homes. Ants are social insects that usually have a queen and workers in underground colonies. Ants will consume almost any food, but sweets particularly draw them. Aside from ants being notorious for marching in single file lines, one by one, and crashing picnics, these pests have some well-known characteristics. Their three distinct body regions—head, thorax, abdomen, and antennae, make ants relatively easy to identify. 

Ants have similar structures, but their overall appearance varies. There are different species of ants, such as brown ants, black ants, or small or large ants. The size of ants varies depending on the species. You may encounter multiple ants live in colonies that can number in the hundreds of thousands. They are most likely to be found inside the home in the kitchen and bathrooms because these are the rooms closest to food and moisture sources.

Contact Terra Pest Management Specialists as soon as you notice any indications of an ant infestation in your home. We will examine your home, identify the species of ants, and recommend a plan for ant extermination and control.

The Many Problems An Ant Infestation Can Create In A Home

Ants rarely bother humans in their natural environments. However, ants that invade homes can quickly become an annoyance and, more importantly, present severe risks to the health and property of the occupants. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) advises homeowners to take proactive measures to get rid of ants as soon as they appear to prevent the growth of a significant infestation.

Depending on the type of ant that has infested your property, they can be hazardous to your family and home's health. There are health problems linked to ant infestations, such as:

  • Food contamination 
  • Property damage 
  • Bites and stings
  • Allergic reactions

Because ants are social insects forming large colonies, an infestation that initially seems minor can quickly become a significant pest issue for homeowners. Identifying the species is one of the first steps in getting rid of an ant infestation, but with more than 700 species in the United States, it can be difficult for someone without the proper training.

You can reduce the risks to your health and home from ants by working with a pest professional like the Terra Pest Management Specialists to help identify and treat the problem. Call us right away.

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