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Prevention Measures To Avoid Ant Infestations In Waldorf

March 14, 2024 - Ants

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Ants are silent invaders that can infest your home, cause damage, and spread dangerous bacteria before you are even aware they are in your home. Because these pests are so small, we usually underestimate them. However, all ants found in Waldorf can potentially pose a risk to your health and your family’s. 

At Mike’s Pest and Termite Control, we provide ant pest control solutions to the residents of Waldorf and the surrounding areas. Our specialists have spent years devising the best prevention plan, and we know the most effective strategies that you can use to avoid an ant infestation in your home. 

Understanding Ant Behavior

Ants are social insects that live in large colonies governed by a hierarchy system. Most ant species have one queen, but some can have more than one. The queen is a precious colony member to all the other ants in the colony, and they must protect her at all costs. The queen’s only job is to reproduce, and she can lay several hundred eggs each day. 

The male reproductives are another group found inside an ant colony. These males usually only have one job: to mate with the queen. They typically have extremely short lifespans; most will die shortly after mating with the queen. 

The worker ants are arguably one of the most important groups in a colony. In addition to protecting the queen, they also take care of the babies, forage for food, build the nests, and do any other required chores. These are usually the ants you will find traveling in long trails in your home. 

You should contact an ant exterminator immediately if you find any ant trails in or around your home. 

Identifying Signs Of Ant Infestations

Ants are great at staying out of sight. However, if there is a tasty morsel of food out in the open, they usually can’t resist and will leave their hiding spots to gather the food. Typically, only a few workers will gather food and take it back to the nest: if you see just one ant in your home, you might already have an infestation. 

You should have your home thoroughly inspected by an ant extermination company. 

Natural Deterrents To Keep Ants At Bay

A variety of do-it-yourself ( DIY) ant control options are available in stores. However, these solutions usually come with harmful chemicals that can be dangerous in your home, especially if you have kids or pets. Luckily, there are a few natural prevention strategies you can use to keep ants away without using harsh pesticides. Some of the most effective prevention tips include:

  • Cleaning up any spills immediately

  • Removing excess water from your home 

  • Repairing and replacing any wet or damaged wood or drywall around your home 

  • Storing food in containers that have a sealable lid 

  • Taking the trash out regularly 

  • Keeping your home clean and clutter-free 

Ants will come into your home if they have difficulty finding food and water in their natural habitat. Have a local ant control technician inspect your home to check for small gaps, cracks, or any other opening that ants can use as an entrance. 

The Importance Of Hiring A Professional Ant Control Service

Ants are prolific breeders and can infest the areas behind your walls or any other place in your home that is inaccessible to most homeowners. 

At Mike’s Pest and Termite Control, we have provided all-inclusive ant control in Waldorf for years. We can handle every aspect of the elimination and prevention process to ensure you never have to deal with ants around your home again. 

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