If you’re currently dealing with ants in your house, you’ve likely tried many of the DIY products that you can pick up at your local hardware store. While these tactics may work temporarily, rarely are they a long-term fix. Thankfully our team at Eco Tech has years of experience helping Minnesota homeowners get rid of all types of pests, including ants. Read on to learn some of the reasons you’re likely dealing with ants in your home.
Why are Ants Taking Over My House?
Ants are pretty simple creatures. When they begin to enter your home, they’re really on one quest, which is to find food. Depending on the species, ants can eat a variety of different types of foods. Most scientists refer to ants as omnivores, which essentially means they’ll eat other animals or plants. However, depending on the species, certain ants may prefer certain types of food.
To steer clear of an ant infestation, be sure to:
- Keep your kitchen and pantry area clean of any crumbs or food spills
- Quickly clean up liquid spills
- Keep fruits and vegetables refrigerated whenever possible
- Address any plumbing leaks that may attract ants, or other pests
Why Do Ant Infestations Occur So Rapidly?
Ants are known as foragers, which means that they are constantly looking for food sources and when they find one, they notify other ants in their colony through scent as well as pheromone trails. This is why you’ll notice a few ants quickly turn into a massive number after just a short time. This is because the first few ants that found the food source quickly notified the rest of their colony.
Each Type of Ant is Different, So is Exterminating Them
With literally thousands of different ant species, it can be difficult as a homeowner to know the right type of product to purchase to get rid of an ant infestation. In addition, the products you purchase from a big box store may not be safe or entirely effective. At Eco Tech, we work hard to use Ant Extermination products that are safe and highly effective. Don’t try DIY ant control, instead rely on the experts at Eco Tech to come out to provide a free pest control consultation. We’ll look at your home to determine where and how ants are making their way into your home. Once we’ve found how they’re getting in, we’ll not only get rid of your ant problem, but we’ll also help you come up with ways to seal off the entry points to prevent them from returning in the future.
If you’re tired of dealing with an ant infestation, call us today at (763) 785-1414.