Ant Control: Get Rid of Ants in Your Home

When ants are found building a colony in the interior of a home or apartment building, they must generally be dealt with as quickly as possible. They are nearly always on the lookout for food and water. In fact, they will quickly put down a chemical trail once they've found a sweet morsel or two. This chemical trail will attract other ants to the food source. Within just a few hours, hundreds of ants can enter your home or business.

How Do Ants Get into Your Home? 

Ants are small enough to fit through minuscule holes in any part of the building. They can move through door cracks, window weaknesses and defunct drainage areas. Older houses may also have problems in attics and basements. Once they are inside the house, ants can begin building colonies underneath floorboards and behind pieces of drywall. In fact, only a small percentage of the ant colony may be visible at any one time. While forager ants are generally prominent in kitchens and bathrooms, the vast majority of the colony will remain out of sight.

Signs of An Ant Infestation In Your Home

If you happen to spot a few ants inside your home, this could be a sign of even bigger problems to come. These insects tend to produce pheromones that attract other members of the colony. If you fail to take action, you could soon be dealing with a serious infestation. The best approach is to contact an ant control professional.

Keep an eye out for sawdust trails around your home. This could indicate the presence of carpenter ants, which are known for tunneling through wooden structures. If the wooden beams and floorboards in your home have started to develop a hollow sound, things have already taken a turn for the worse.

Ants can be noisier than you may think. On a quiet night, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to hear these pests rustling in the walls. Discarded wings on the floors and window sills further indicate a potential ant problem.

Professional Ant Control Treatment 

Home remedies are rarely effective against ants. At Pinpoint, we offer professional ant control. When treating for these pests, our technicians apply a special insecticide that ants carry back to the colony. Within a short time, they’re completely eliminated from your home or business.

Pinpoint Pest Control offers a wide range of effective pest solutions. Our certified technicians have the knowledge and experience that it takes to eliminate pests. Get a free quote on our ant control services by giving us a call or contacting us online!