Ant colonies consist of a unique structure which depends on the queen ant remaining alive to keep the colony strong. Because ants are small in size, they are often overlooked as a significant threat to residential and commercial properties; however, the pests can cause a large amount of damage if they manage to infest your home or business. Here are some of the threats that ant colonies pose and ways you can locate, treat, and eliminate the pests on your Orlando property.
Ant Prevention and Elimination Tips
Most property owners are unaware of the existence of an ant infestation on their property until it is too late. You could stumble upon wood shavings from a carpenter ant infestation or spot a trail of ants on an exterior wall that leads you to their mound. However, even if you find where the ants are coming from, ant colonies often exist several feet below ground and can, therefore, be difficult to eradicate.
Eliminating an ant colony depends on its location and specific species of ant. Underground colonies require a treatment specifically made for ant mounds, which is typically a liquid solution that saturates the entire mound. Carpenter ant elimination requires a slow-acting bait, which relies on worker ants to take the poisoned bait back to the rest of the colony.
Regardless of the type of ant infestation you are dealing with, eliminating ants is a process that should be left to experienced ant control experts who have the equipment to effectively remove nuisance ants and destroy their colonies before they can pose a threat to you and your property.
The Threat of Ant Colonies
Bites from certain ants can cause a range of adverse reactions and side effects including swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing, and even anaphylactic shock. Ants seek out food and water sources, so kitchen areas are often primary targets for the pests, resulting in food and water contamination from the dirt and waste the ants track in and leave behind.
Additionally, ants can cause serious damage to your home by chewing wood, weakening your property’s structural integrity. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the dangers that ants pose and take immediate action to prevent ants from invading your home.
Reliable Orlando Ant Control Services
At Critter Control® of Orlando, we practice safe pest control methods that are eco-friendly, non-toxic, and at no risk to humans or household pets. Our four-step method ensures all ants are permanently removed through the following process:
- Inspection – We inspect your entire property to determine the size and scale of your ant infestation.
- Removal – We safe and non-invasive methods to permanently eliminate your ant problem.
- Prevention – All ant entry points will be sealed to prevent future infestations.
- Restoration – Any damage or contamination left behind by the ants will be cleaned and repaired.
The licensed and trained ant control technicians at Critter Control® of Orlando are equipped and ready to quickly remove nuisance ants, pests, or unwanted wildlife from your property and keep them from returning. To schedule an inspection and receive a free ant control estimate, call Critter Control® of Orlando today at 407-295-7194.