When to Call Ant Control Services
Looking at a lone ant or a few of them walking in a straight line with their scavenged bits balanced on their backs can be an enlightening endeavor. They are fragile creatures but smart and strong. At times, feeding one a crumb of sugar seems like an adorable thing to do but not when they invade your home or work space in their troves. It would be time to contact a pest control agency. Go-Forth can help get rid of your ants quickly, but does not do fumigation.
It may seem unfair to call such tiny creatures pests, but they can be. Generally speaking, a pest is any creature that destroys things around your home or that basically annoys the living daylights out of you.
Ants usually wander into a home when looking for food or during the dry season in search of water. If their favorites are on the menu, they recruit the help of other workers in their nest to loot the treasure. Favorites might include sugars and sweetened foods, oils, fats, etc.
Ants become pests when they decide that your home or workplace is their ideal home too. They may build nests in available spaces like the foundation, walls, bathroom, garden, potted plants indoors and so on. They wreak havoc on your floors by digging out the soil or in between your tiles.
Ants are not found to cause structural damage to houses, but they may take advantage of weak areas. Also, depending on the species infesting your home or office building, they may attack the electrical wiring.
Besides, a large gathering of ants going about as they please in your home is unsightly, not to mention that some species bite. A typical pest control agency would advise that an ant infestation is not to be taken lightly because they can quickly move nests around your home and even if they go away, they (or others) may return to (re)colonize the territory.
Trying to take care of the problem on your own or relying on bug spray from the store may lead nowhere. More so, there are different management methods for various species, and ideally, efforts should be concentrated on taking care of indoor infestation, not outdoors that’s practically impossible. It would, therefore, take an expert to know these things and other vital issues when it comes to reclaiming your home.
A basic tip for eliminating an ant infestation is by properly storing the foods that attract them in the first place. Another is to ensure that there are no weaknesses in the structure of your home from the floors, walls or any crevices that may be exploited.
That being said, remember that one ant scurrying away with a bit of food is evidence of a nearby colony!