No homeowner wants to learn they have an ant problem. Ant infestations are notoriously difficult to get rid of, especially without the help of a professional exterminator. Every homeowner sees a few ants here or there, so how do you know when you have a full-blown infestation? Seeing ant nests or ant trails inside your property are two of the top signs of an ant infestation. If you’re noticing any of the below signs of ants in your Virginia property, it’s time to call the ant exterminators at Ehrlich Pest Control, formerly Connor’s.
Top signs of ants in Virginia
Seeing a line of ants coming in from your baseboards or window is one of the main signs of ants. Some of the other most telling signs of an ant problem include:
- Nests: Although often hidden away from view outdoors, ant nests look like piles of soil or dirt.
- Wood shavings: Carpenter ants will leave piles of wood shavings from their destructive habits.
- Trails: Many ants leave a scent trail to food sources that help other colony members locate the food. A pathway of ants is likely the top sign of ants.
- Piles of dirt: Outside, ants will leave small piles of dirt around their nests.
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Dangers of ant problems
Ants may be one of the tiniest pests, but they can cause some of the biggest problems. Although ants don’t pose a huge safety or health threat, some species are known to carry and spread bacteria. Although rare, some types of ants are known to bite or sting. One of the most feared ant types are carpenter ants, which are infamous for their destructive wood-boring habits. In general, however, ants are not a direct threat and will not hurt you or your family. If you have an ant infestation, the main concern is getting rid of the entire colony or colonies. This is best done by an ant exterminator.
You’ve seen the signs of an ant infestation — now what?
Here at Ehrlich, we know how frustrating ant problems can be for you, your family, and your home. Once you get ants, it can seem like a never-ending battle to get rid of them. When you enlist the expertise of our team, you can be sure we will get rid of your ant problem for good. In addition to our ant control methods, we can provide you with more information on preventing ants to begin with.Back to Ant Exterminators, Control & Removal
Signs of an Ant Infestation in Virginia
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