How To Prevent Ants

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Signs of an ant infestation

If you’ve seen a few ants scuttling around on the floor, they might be just having a look around. However, they might be the sign of a larger ant infestation.

Ant removal for an infestation

Why is ant removal important, anyway? It is vital to get rid of an ant infestation as soon as possible. Not only are ants a bother, but their presence can also damage the reputation or your business or visitors’ perception of your home, making it look unsanitary.

Additionally, if carpenter ants have infested your property, their tunneling can harm your structure. Plus, ants that sting - such as the red imported fire ant - can pose health threats. Here at Ehrlich, we understand the risks created by an ant infestation and that’s why we make it a priority to eliminate the problem as soon as possible. Our specialists are experts in ant control and will resolve the issue so you can avoid future negative consequences.

Ant infestation signs

Live ants

A large number of live ants can be a very clear indication that you have an ant problem. Ants are often found in kitchens or in areas where food is prepared.

Ant pathways

Some ants lay down a pheromone in their trail to a food source to attract other ants from their colony to this food. Trails like these in and out of your home or business are another sign of an ant infestation. 

Ant nests

A nest site can look like a small pile of soil or dirt. Some ant species like to make their homes in walls or other quiet, dark places, which can be difficult to spot.

Dirt

Small piles of dirt usually found around nest sites can be indicative of an ant infestation. 

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Why are ants in my house?

It’s never fun to discover you have ants. Ants could be in your house for multiple reasons: lack of good cleaning; your foundation has cracks; vegetation is close to your home; or other influences. We realize pests can enter your home from multiple reasons and know it is crucial to consider various possible reasons for an ant infestation. Our pest specialists can identify the cause of the issue and help you correct the infestation.

Black ant infestation

Multiple ants are black in color, so seeing black ants in your property could signify an infestation with any of these species. For example, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, a species of carpenter ants in the eastern United States, is black. Or, you could be dealing with little black ants (Monomorium minimum), which has workers that are only about 1/16 inches long. The key is having a pest control professional identify which kind of ant is infesting your home - and Ehrlich experts can do just that.

No matter what kind of black ant infestation you encounter, we will pinpoint the ideal treatment method for eliminating the issue and returning your home to an ant-free state.

How to deal with an ant infestation

When it comes to dealing with ant infestations in your home or business, you should get in touch with our experts.

Our pest control specialists understand the habits of different types of ant and can offer the most appropriate and effective solution. All our treatments are safe for your family and your pets.

Ant facts

  • Ants belong to the insect order Hymenoptera. They are close relatives of bees and wasps.
  • Each colony can hold up to half a million ants.
  • Worker ants can live for up to seven years, while a queen can live for up to 15 years.
  • Ants swarm once every year. The young queens fly away and set up new colonies. If you hear people talking about flying ants, this may be the swarm they are referring to, or they could be termite alates (winged reproductives).

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