Before you can treat any type of ant infestation, you need to know what type of ants have invaded your home. The most common ants are pavement ants. These ants make nests in sidewalk cracks, by curbs, and under rocks or stones in the soil, as well as mulch that you have around the foundation of your home. These ants will enter a home wherever there is the slightest crack, hole, or unsealed door or window. They feed on almost anything they can find including plants, sweets, breads, nuts and meats. Once they have entered the home, you will see them in any room of the home including the basement.
You can find pesticides in your local lawn and garden shop to kill the ants, but this will not rid the home of the infestation. A professional exterminator can identify the ant and find areas where the ants are entering the home. After finding the extent of the infestation, they can suggest the best possible method to clean out the infestation. The pest control company has different methods that are environmentally safe and will work to kill the infestation. After the infestation is cleared, the exterminator will recommend a pest management plan to prevent future infestations.
Eliminating the ants is not something a homeowner can effectively do alone if they do not properly identify what type of ant has invaded the home. The licensed and experienced exterminator is trained to identify pests as well as how to properly use the pesticides to keep everyone in the home and surrounding areas safe. Any type of pest control should be followed up by inspections to make sure that no future infestations occur. A professional exterminator will do everything necessary to eliminate the ants and keep them from coming back.