Ant Prevention and Ant Control In Minnesota
Prevention is truly the best line of defense against the infestation of any pest insect. A thorough inspection of a home and yard can reveal potential infestation problems and possible solutions for the infestation.
Cleanliness is most defiantly the best tool in the prevention approach. Any food or food particles are a major attraction to ants. Cleaning up quickly and storing food in air tight containers is critical. It is also important to seek out and repair any moisture problems in the home. Check for condensation problems and leaks and have them rectified as quickly as possible.
Indoors, ants will nest in walls, behind baseboards and beneath the foundation of the house. Carpenters ants in particular will especially seek out decaying or moist wood and create galleries for nesting purposes. Smaller ant species can fit through the smallest cracks and holes in order to gain access to a home.
What you need is an exterminator who will locate the nest location(s) and eliminate all the ants. Pest control experts are able to tell the difference in ant species, which means they require different treatments. Also, they are well trained in locating their nesting location and terminating the colony in a timely manner, of course using a nontoxic organic product line.
Ants that are typically considered as pests that can become household pests are Pharaoh Ants, Carpenter Ants, Argentine Ants, and Red Imported Fire Ants.
A pest control expert can do more than just get rid of the pests. They can teach you steps to help ensure they will not return. They can also repair any damages they may have caused in a way that the pests will not be able to enter again.