Have you recently noticed ants in your home? If so, it’s important to take the necessary steps to prevent an ant infestation. But before you do, it’s important to understand the biology of ants and what an ant infestation looks like. Once equipped with this knowledge, you can decide what action needs to be taken to prevent further damage. Additionally, you should consider seeking help from a professional pest control company like Johnny B’s Pest Control.
Types of Ants and Their Biology
There are several types of ants that can invade your home including carpenter ants, fire ants, Pharaoh ants and pavement ants. Each type of ant has its own unique biology as well as breeding methods which is why it’s important to identify the type of ant infesting your home in order to properly address the issue. For example, fire ants have a unique ability to form mounds or colonies that range from 10 feet wide or more and are made up of thousands or even millions of workers and queens living together underground. On the other hand, Pharaoh ants look for dark spaces near sources of food such as kitchen cabinets or pantries for nesting sites, as they prefer moist areas that are between 80-86°F (27-30°C).
What To Look Out For With Ant Infestations
Ant infestations usually include signs such as trails leading into your home from outside, tiny piles of sand where they enter indoors through cracks in walls/floors or around windows/doors as well as nests which can be found in warm/dark places like behind appliances or under furniture. Other signs include finding swarms inside your home (especially during mid-summer) and discovering dead/dying insects which could indicate an active colony nearby.
Just like any other pest problem, ant infestations should not be handled alone—it requires professional attention in order for it to be successfully treated. At Johnny B’s Pest Control we provide top-notch services specifically tailored for each customer so that their ant problem is solved quickly and efficiently . We also offer free estimates so don’t hesitate to call us today or visit online at www.johnnybpestcontrol.com! We know how unnerving it can be when pests appear in your home but rest assured knowing that our team at Johnny B’s Pest Control is here to help! We look forward to hearing from you soon!