Say Good Riddance To Ants In Your Plymouth Home

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Ants are known as the silent invaders. They make no sound and are small enough to sneak into your home and stay out of sight for a long time. When you finally see ants crawling through your home, you probably already have a full-blown ant infestation. 

At Combat Pest Control, our ant exterminators in Plymouth know how to eradicate an ant infestation quickly. Keep reading to learn how to say good riddance to the ants in your home. 

One Ant Usually Means More

Ants are not solitary creatures. All species of ants tend to live in large colonies that can contain anywhere from several thousand to several million ants. In fact, if you see an ant colony with only 1,000 ants, it is considered a small ant colony.

When ants are looking for food or water, they send out one or two worker ants. Once the worker ant, or scout ant, has found a viable food source, it will release a pheromone alerting the worker ants. 

Even if you see only one ant crawling through your home, you should contact a home pest control specialist and schedule an inspection. There is a good chance you already have a large ant colony inside of your home by the time you see one of the worker ants.  

Ants In the Home Can Create Many Problems

Ants might be one of the smallest pests that will invade your home. However, they are also one of the most problematic types of home-invading pests as well. These little creatures will go inside every nook and cranny of your home to search for food, water, or shelter. They will commonly cause damage to the electrical wires or insulation of your home while trying to find a new place to nest. 

These scavengers will also scrounge through your trash and other unsanitary places to try and find their next meal, enabling them to pick up a wide range of harmful pathogens they can pass onto you if they crawl around your food or food preparation areas. 

If you see ants inside your home, it is important that you call an experienced ant exterminator as soon as possible to reduce your chances of contracting salmonellosis, streptococcus, and E. coli infections from the ants. 

Contact Us To Completely Eliminate Ants In The House

Ants can easily hide inside some of the smallest crevices of your home, including behind baseboards, wall voids, attics, crawl spaces, and underneath appliances. Because they are great at staying out of sight, it can be challenging to determine how severe the ant infestation is inside your home. 

At Combat Pest Control, we are committed to keeping your home ant-free. We thoroughly inspect our customer's home to understand the severity of the infestation. We then devise a customized plan to eliminate the ants from your home. Professional ant control is the most effective way to eradicate any ant infestation. 

Naturally Effective Tips To Prevent Future Ant Problems

While a professional ant removal service can eliminate your ant infestation, there are some things that you can do to prevent ants from coming into your home in the first place. Some of the best preventative steps you can take include:

  • Keep non-frozen and non-refrigerated foods in a locked container.

  • Empty out your trash cans regularly.

  • Keep your yard clutter-free, and pick up any fruit in your yard as soon as it falls off the tree. 

If you are looking for professional pest control in Plymouth, give us a call today. At Combat Pest Control, we have a team of qualified professionals ready to make your home ant-free for good.

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