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The Magic Formula To Effective Ant Control For Souderton Property Owners

July 13, 2020

 

Ants are really aggravating to deal with. Between their rapid reproduction, small bodies, and hard to reach hiding places, they’re challenging to kill. While they’re living, they’ll annoy you with their constant presence. The scary part is that they’re capable of creating problems beyond this. Ants harbor illness-causing germs. These bugs can taint your meals and the interiors of your Souderton home or business. Several species can also bite you or destroy your property.

By learning about common ants in Souderton, you’ll be able to better prepare for prevention. Most importantly, you’ll know how Moyer Pest Control can be of service.

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Common Souderton Ants: Appearance, Behavior, & Risks

Carpenter, pavement, and odorous house ants are frequently seen in the area. Carpenter ants are on the larger side, being ¼ to ½ of an inch long. Though they can be red, reddish-black, tan, orange, brown, or yellow, the majority are black. As their name suggests, they take to wood to build tunnels and nests. This means dangerous structural damage for home and business owners. When these ants are outside, they inhabit trees and logs. They consume sweets, meats, and other critters. Indicators of infestation include finding wood shavings near nesting holes, hearing noises inside foundations, and hollow walls.

Pavement ants range in size from 1/16 to ⅛ of an inch long. Their brown or black bodies have lighter colored appendages. They get their name from their tendency to swarm in driveways, sidewalks, and porches. They also burrow in soil, which can ruin lawns. Indoors, they’ll primarily reside in kitchens. These insects have stinging abilities, so be careful.
 
With odorous house ants, it’s all in their name. They’re indoor creatures, and they give off a “rotting coconut” smell when they’re squashed. Size-wise, they’re about ⅛ of an inch long. Color-wise, they’re black or brown. They thrive around moisture and warmth, which is why they prefer being inside. Carpeting, paneling, pipes, heaters, and voids in floors and walls are where they’ll nest. Vegetables, meat, sugar, dairy, and fruit juice are what they usually feed on. They can bite, but they cause only mild pain. Seeing them is usually the only sign of infestation.

Ant Prevention Methods

To reduce the chances of an ant infiltration, you’ll have to be detailed with your cleaning routines, landscaping, and property maintenance. These pests aren’t to be underestimated, as they invade and populate quickly. Make the following actions a priority:

  • Mend gaps around utility lines, screens, windows, and foundations. Ants can enter through the tiniest of holes.

  • Attach sweeps to all exterior doors.

  • Groom greenery and place it at least two feet from your front door.

  • Clean up food spills immediately.

  • Trash and food should be put in airtight canisters. Do this for pet food too.

  • Regularly clean your pantries and kitchen.

  • Take out the trash and vacuum often.

  • Fix moisture issues and leaks.

Moyer Pest Control Ant Extermination

Ant elimination is very complicated, and you shouldn't try to do it on your own. For one, commercial insecticides and repellents often lead to ants simply relocating to another space on your property. Additionally, many of these products won’t reach an infestation center, which could be deep in a foundational crack. It’s also possible for a nest to be a long distance away. The professionals at Moyer Pest Control will have the expertise to locate the root of the issue and treat it accordingly.
 
For over 150 years, we’ve removed ants from homes and businesses. They are no match for our advanced equipment and products. Call today to take advantage of our affordable plans with warranties and quarterly visits!

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