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Dealing with an ant infestation isn’t always an easy task to take on, especially by yourself. There are endless resources available that advocate a number of effective DIY prevention or treatment options, but how do you know when it’s time to call an ant exterminator? There are specific instances when calling a professional is best, often because of the danger the species poses or the severity of the infestation itself. When the safety of your home or business is at risk, there are three specific times when it’s necessary to call an exterminator.
Professional help for stinging ants
A licensed exterminator should always be called to handle any kind of stinging insect. Fire ants are an aggressive species that will not hesitate to sting when threatened, especially when their colony is disturbed. Fire ant infestations can be found around sidewalks or on walkways, and can even spread throughout backyards. If anything disturbs their nest, these ants will sting their attacker, injecting venom and continuing to swarm. Fire ants will infest any space they have access to, and it’s incredibly difficult to treat these ants without professional treatments.
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Call an exterminator for damaging ants
One type of ant in particular is known to cause extensive damage: carpenter ants. Carpenter ants only live in wood and are known for hollowing out wooden structures to expand their nests. They prefer to start their nests in damp wood, but they will tunnel through almost any kind of wood after a nest is established. If left unchecked, carpenter ants can destroy their way through a structure in a matter of months. If you spot small piles of wood shavings next to walls or window sills, or see flying carpenter ants indoors during spring, it’s time to call a professional exterminator.
Contact a professional when infestations are never-ending
If you’ve had continuous ant infestations or can’t seem to completely get rid of the colony, it’s time to call an exterminator. DIY treatments can drive them further within the walls or under the foundation, so it’s important to call a professional as soon as possible. It can be really difficult to get rid of ants, especially if there’s an active infestation. There is often more than one colony present, and locating them requires a trained eye. Ant issues, no matter how small, can continue to grow if they’re not properly treated.
Professional ant extermination services
Let’s face it: ants are a nuisance that no property owner wants to deal with themselves. Infestations are notoriously tricky, which is why a professional is always your best bet at getting rid of ants effectively. Connor’s Termite & Pest Control knows exactly what it takes to eliminate ants from your residential or commercial property for good! Give us a call today, and let us get rid of your ants!Back to Ant Exterminators, Control & Removal
When It’s Time to Call an Ant Exterminator in Virginia
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