Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN
Most people have to deal with ants inside their home or business at one point or another. Ants usually do not pose a threat to humans, unless you stir up a nest, but people tend not to want them crawling around their house (or office) – specifically the kitchen or other eating areas.
Why do I have ants?
Ants are busy little workers. Their goal is to work constantly towards building shelter and finding food and water. Whether you have an old home or newly constructed office building, you can still get ants. When ants come inside, they are either trying to find food or water. Sometimes, an excessive amount of rain will force them indoors.
How do ants get inside?
This can vary, but common entry points are around doors and windows, through any cracks in your foundation or walls, as well as around ductwork or pipes. Even when you think these areas are properly sealed, ants are so tiny that they can enter in areas you may not even see. They naturally release a chemical that contains pheromones, leaving a scent behind them as they travel to and from their food source. This is why a few ants can quickly multiply to hundreds more.
Ant pest control – DIY or hire a pro?
You may think that doing your own pest control will save money. The problem is that many do-it-yourself approaches only ends up killing the ants that are visible. These methods do nothing to destroy the colonies and ant nests. Plus, different kinds of ant colonies require different treatment. This is where hiring a professional pest control company becomes necessary. At AAA Termite and Pest Control, our trained professionals know just how to eradicate these pesky insects, and prevent them from returning.
How to prevent ants
To maximize the effectiveness of your professional ant treatment, here are some tips to keep in mind so that you can help prevent ants from entering your home or business.
- Clean all countertops and surfaces in the kitchen (or break room)
- Wash and put away all dishes, cleaning the sink afterward
- Store food in sealed containers
- Vacuum or clean the floors
- Clean pantry, and the inside of cabinets and drawers to remove crumbs
- Empty trash regularly
- Be sure to rinse recyclables if kept inside
- Avoid leaving your pet’s food out
- Store pet’s food in a sealed container
Also, be sure to let your technician know exactly where you have been experiencing ant problems. As we assess your home or business, we may make additional recommendations such as sealing up cracks or other entry points, to keep ants out.
If you are tired of dealing with ants, you could treat them yourself, but if you want lasting results that will eradicate these pests for good, consider hiring a professional pest control company like AAA Termite and Pest Control. Our technicians have access to higher-quality materials than those that consumers can purchase, and we have the experience and training to use these materials safely and effectively.
To learn more about services offered by AAA Termite and Pest Control or to schedule your initial appointment, call (901) 737-7378.
AAA Termite and Pest Control is proud to serve homes and businesses in the areas of Memphis and Cordova in west Tennessee.