Winning The Battle Against Ants In Sacramento: Expert Advice On Effective Control

Ants are among the most common and frustrating pests that infiltrate your home. If you have spent your summer waging war against ants, and they continue to crawl around your house, this blog is for you. We’ll provide expert advice on ant pest control in Sacramento to help you win the battle against ants and keep them from returning.

We start by exploring ant behavior and explain how specific behaviors and characteristics make them particularly challenging to keep out of the house. We also review some problems that can arise when ants invade your space and provide pro tips to help you keep your home ant-free. Keep reading to learn more about controlling ants with the experts at Local Pest Solutions.

Ant Behavior: Social Hierarchy And Communication

Ants in Sacramento live in colonies that contain thousands of ants that operate within a caste system, including reproductive males, reproductive females (queens), and females that don’t reproduce (workers). The workers forage for food, and when they find a source of food (such as food in your pantry), they lay down scent trails for the rest of the ants to find their way to the food.

This behavior helps to explain why no matter how many ants invade your home, they keep coming back. To successfully eliminate an ant infestation, you must destroy the colony, including the queen, and over-the-counter products aren’t enough to accomplish this. Contact Local Pest Solutions today to learn how our ant control services can help you eliminate your ant problem.

Ant Problems: Ants In The Home Can Be More Than A Nuisance

If you’ve been having trouble with ants for a while, you already know what a nuisance they can be. But some ants can cause more trouble than others. Here are some of the potential problems that can come along with an infestation:

  • Ants can pick up bacteria outdoors and contaminate your food and surfaces.

  • Carpenter ants in your house can cause structural damage over time.

  • Some species can strip insulation from wires and cause a short circuit.

  • Odorous house ants release a terrible smell when crushed.

If you’re unsure what species of ant is in your house or need assistance eliminating them, contact us at Local Pest Solutions. Our pros can help you eliminate your ant problem and prevent them from returning.

Professional Ant Control: Eliminate The Infestation

Call the pros if you have been trying a DIY method to control ants and they are still a problem. Local Pest Solutions has the experience and tools to eradicate these insects from your home and keep them from returning. Contact us today to learn more about our professional home pest control services in Sacramento or to schedule a free inspection.

Ant Prevention Tips: Keep Your Home Ant-Free

After we eliminate your infestation, avoiding a re-infestation is a good idea. Here are some practical ant prevention tips you can start with:

  • Address any moisture issues and replace any water-damaged wood.

  • Store trash properly in containers with secure lids.

  • Keep the kitchen clean, and vacuum the house frequently.

  • Store food in pest-proof containers.

  • Keep branches and vegetation cut back from the house.

The pros at Local Pest Solutions can help determine what factors on your property may attract ants. And devise solutions specific to your property. Call for your free inspection. To learn more about our ant pest control services and win the battle against ants in Sacramento County.