Few pest problems are as common as ant infestations. Ant colonies are notoriously difficult to eliminate without the help of a trained eye. The Washington DC region is home to odorous house ants, carpenter ants that can cause significant structural damage to your home or business, and occasionally fire ants. Luckily, Connor’s knows how to deal with all of them.
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The dangers of ant infestations
The damage that can occur from ants varies depending on the species. As annoying as they are, most ants are primarily a nuisance and cause little damage. Several species, however, can be more destructive: pharaoh ants have been known to infest stored food, and carpenter ants can cause structural damage by weakening wood. While ants typically aren’t known to pose any serious health risks, pharaoh ants have been known to transmit disease organisms, such as Staphylococcus, throughout hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Ant exterminator services
Indoors and outdoors, ant sightings are a normal part of life. But when you start to see multiple ants, trails, or steady numbers, it’s time to call a professional pest control company! Connor’s provides quality, consistent, and guaranteed ant extermination services.
Preventing ant infestations
Preventing ants from finding food, shelter, and water is the easiest method of avoiding an ant invasion. Because they are so difficult to get rid of once you have an infestation, the best method of ant control is preventative measures! A few basic ways you can work to lessen the risk of ants in your home include:
- Eliminating their source of water by fixing leaky pipes and keeping moisture levels normal.
- Limiting their access to food by cleaning up spills, keeping food properly stored, and using lids on trash cans.
- Blocking their entry points by ensuring your home is properly sealed and all cracks are filled.
- Controlling ant populations outside your home by inspecting your property for signs of activity or large nests.
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Getting rid of ants with a professional ant exterminator
Bottom line: It can be really difficult to get rid of ants on your own. There are often multiple colonies in serious infestations, which can make eliminating these pests seem impossible without the proper training and tools. Whether carpenter ants are invading your crawlspace or odorous house ants are covering your kitchen counters, it’s necessary to get professional help. Connor’s Termite and Pest Control has the years of experience required to not only get rid of ants in your home, but keep them from ever returning.
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