Ants might make one of the most creative and exciting pets, but you’d be surprised at just how destructive they can be. Look at the way they burrow through the sand and dirt, as you watch in amazement behind the plastic or glass screen. Well, they can burrow in your yard and home with the same ferocity. Ants are pretty intelligent as well and have a propensity for knowing how to effectively get in any home or location. Combine this with the fact that most people don’t even know how to identify specific species, and it makes the situation all that more troubling. If you are dealing with ants, you are likely dealing with the carpenter or sugar ant. Regardless of the species or the infestation, we are here to help.
Prevention Is Key
If you are suffering from an infestation, it is already too late for preventive measures this time. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t always the potential for a second infestation. Being located in the Houston area, your chances are far greater than others for another occurrence. That being said, this is where our business and services stand out. We will help you rid your home of your current infestation, but we will also help you safeguard your home against future infestations. Safeguarding your home to prevent future infestations will save you financially while also making you a more informed homeowner. The preventive measures for deterring ants can also be applied to other insects.
It all starts with a good, clean home. Always make sure that your home is clean and free of dirt and debris
Always clean after meals and guests. You don’t have to go full-blown spring cleaning, but sweeping away crumbs is essential
Never leave dirty dishes or trash out. Make sure you are cleaning every dish after a meal or snack while also emptying the trash every day.
Finding The Nest
It doesn’t matter what species you are dealing with or how big the infestation is, if you want to eliminate it completely and fully, you are going to need to locate that ant nest or hive. Remove as many stragglers as you want, but you won’t do any good towards your overall efforts if you don’t know where the nest is. Luckily, locating and eliminating that nest might be easier than you imagine. While this is not always the case, it is a true possibility. You can start by sitting out crumbs and following the ant as the creature transports the food back. You can even use poison so that the creature unintentionally poisons its family.
When That Doesn’t Work
Sometimes locating and remove the nest in the home isn’t enough. You might have a huge infestation in the yard that keeps bringing in other critters. While you will need to eventually eliminate the nests in the yard in a similar manner, you’ll want to deter entry into the home in the meantime. One of the best ways to do this is by spreading lemon juice or cayenne pepper on any of the potential openings into the home. Heck, you can coat the entire perimeter if you want to just e extra cautious.
Hiring A Professional
When it comes right down to it, hiring a professional ant extermination company is the way to go. And, this is because you get a guarantee. A money-back guarantee that says if you’re not satisfied with the services provided, you will get a refund. In addition to this, you’ll also get a warranty that covers the quality of the work for an extended period of time. Just remember, not all companies offer these things. Look for ones that do!