Most people have dealt with an ant problem at one time or another. Ant infestations are frustrating and can be particularly difficult to control if not handled by a professional. With carpenter ants, pharaoh ants, and odorous house ants all common throughout Iowa, it can be overwhelming knowing how to handle ants on your property. That’s where Springer comes in!
Ant prevention tips
When it's time to call an ant exterminator
Are ants dangerous?
As tiny as they are, ants can cause some serious problems when infestations are left untreated. Most species of ants are primarily a nuisance and aren’t typically dangerous. That said, other types can be destructive or dangerous. Carpenter ants tunnel through wood structures and have the ability to hollow-out support beams, while pharaoh ants are carriers of disease and can contaminate food.
How to prevent ant infestations
In order to keep ants out of your property, it’s essential to limit their access to their sources of survival, namely food, shelter, and water! Preventing ants requires much of the same measures as keeping all pests out of your home:
- Eliminate their access to water or moisture by fixing leaks and ensuring good drainage.
- Remove their food source by cleaning up crumbs or spills, storing food away, and sealing garbage cans.
- Seal entry points by inspecting your property for cracks and crevices.
- Control ant populations by regularly inspecting your property for nests and trails.
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Professional ant extermination
Ants are a very common pest, so how do you know when it’s time to call for professional help? Bottom line, getting rid of ants on your own can be especially difficult considering how easily ant colonies spread. Whether you’d like your home inspected for carpenter ants or need assistance getting rid of a fire ant mound, Springer Professional Home Services has the years of experience needed to control ants in an effective, safe manner.
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