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Ants are commonly found across the United States. Ants can create serious problems for Chicago residents because they’re annoying. These pests are going to make it difficult for you to relax in your home. Plus, they’re going to contaminate your food sources and force you to replace your contaminated food. Ants belong to the Formicidae family and live in large colonies. Most ant colonies are built underground. Today, there are more than 12,000 ant species but some researchers believe there could be more than 14,000. Ants aren’t difficult to identify because their appearances are unique. They are small, black, and have narrow waists. Another thing to note is that ants always have elbowed antennas.
Whether they’re trying to enter your home, searching for food, or building nests, ants are going to do so successfully. They’re very effective at everything because they work as a team. Unfortunately, this makes them difficult to deal with too. Call a professional so you can remove ant colonies from your property as soon as possible.
Ant Colony Reasons
Ants prefer living in underground nests outside. A colony can have thousands of ants, but they usually have hundreds of ants in the beginning. In some cases, an ant colony can have tens of thousands of ants. Again, they prefer being outside but they won’t hesitate to enter your home. In fact, they sometimes enter residential structures when they’re searching for food. If your home isn’t thoroughly clean, there is a good chance that ants will enter and consume your food. They can travel hundreds of feet from their colonies to enter your home and get food. Again, they’re determined pests that will find a way to enter your home no matter what it takes.
They can enter homes through holes around plumbing pipes and utility cables. They’ll also sneak inside using small gaps around doors and windows.
Dangers Associated With Ants
You may believe that ants are dangerous but they’re not. These pests can contaminate your food sources but they’re not going to carry or transmit illnesses. You primarily have to worry about ants become a nuisance in your home. They’re incredibly annoying since they’ll crawl on you. When they climb on your food, you’ll likely want to replace it. Unfortunately, this can be expensive.
Clearing Ants From Your Home
It isn’t going to be easy to eliminate ants from your home, but you can do it. Take your time and devise a plan that works well for you. Avoiding DIY methods is recommended because they’re not reliable. Instead, we encourage you to take advantage of our small ant program. When you do, you’ll receive our full-scale services, including the inspection, the exterminator, and prevention. Once you’ve had enough with the ants in your home, call us. We’ll take care of them so you can rest comfortably in your home again.
DIY Ant Solutions
Since you’ll want to fix the problem as quickly as possible, you may decide to use DIY methods. Unfortunately, doing so will likely lead to disappointment and problems. Many do-it-yourself methods are inefficient. Others can be dangerous when they’re incorrectly mixed and used. We believe it is best to avoid DIY methods and work with a qualified exterminator. Protect yourself, your home, and your loved ones by picking up the phone and working with us.
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Safe Ant Treatments
We make it a top priority to provide our clients with the safest ant services. We’ll always do what it takes to protect you and the ones you love. Our technicians are trained extensively to ensure that they’ll use strict guidelines to keep you safe. We always follow the recommendations put forth by the EPA so we can keep everyone safe. Plus, we rely solely on ant solutions that have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. All of the products we used have been checked extensively and approved. Therefore, we know they’re safe and effective.
If you need to follow any safety protocols, we’ll let you know.
Preventing Ant Issues
Try keeping ants out of your home so you don’t have to use our services. Ants are difficult to eliminate and hard to keep out of your home. Start by properly sealing the exterior walls of your home. Once you’ve done this, you should keep your home clean and store all food products in durable containers.