Ants seem to be one of the most common pests that people find on their property. These small insects can cause some big problems for the homes they infect.
Although ant control is a service that pest control companies offer year-round, Buzz Kill Pest Control strongly encourages fall ant control services that will clear ants out before they settle in for the winter and start to wreak havoc and breed in your home during the colder months.
What Attracts Ants in the Fall?
Ants are obviously attracted to any type of food source that is left lying around. Fall is a season full of candy and delicious meals. So, if scraps are left unattended for too long, ants are likely to become part of the picture.
Leftovers aren’t the only things that attract ants. Ants are living creatures that need water. Therefore, any moisture found in your home can be a magnet for an ant infestation.
Are Ants an Actual Problem on Your Property?
Sure, most ants seem like a nuisance, but do they really have an impact on the safety and conditions of your home? We suspect that no one wants to live in an ant-infested home, regardless of the degree of problems they cause.
However, some ants, even the standard black garden ant can cause some serious damage to your property. Let’s take a look at why you should exterminate your ant problem the minute you find one.
Some Ants Pose a Health Hazard
All ants have the ability to bite, but some have a little more “fire” than others. Fire ants can specifically pose a health hazard on your property.
Their anthills can easily be mistaken for a clod of dirt, and when kicked up, can cause an angry swarm of fire ants to attack.
Most people will develop blisters as a minor allergic reaction to these bites. However, others could develop rare, severe reactions like anaphylaxis.
Ants Lead to Wasted Money
When ants wander around outside, make their way into your home, and trudge across your food, you’re going to throw away said contaminated food.
If you don’t take care of an ant infestation as soon as possible, you could be throwing out hundreds of dollars of food every year.
Ant control is an affordable solution that can quickly help you take back control of your food and kitchen.
Ants Can Cause Home Damage
Carpenter ants are the pests that are attracted most to the moisture in your home. As these insects make their way into your walls, they’ll eventually live up to their namesake and create tunnels and nests within your home’s foundation.
Although damage is visible over time, foundation damage is irreversible and could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs and replacements. So, even if you don’t know the type of ants you have in your home, it’s best to not take the chance they could be the kind that ends up taking down your property value.
Keep Your Fall Treats Safe With Buzz Kill Pest Control
If you’re tired of ants making their way into your pantries, let the experts of Buzz Kill Pest Control help you exterminate your infestation for good. In fact, we can even take your pest control a step further and offer you a quality maintenance plan that saves you money and keeps multiple pests out of your home.
Contact us today to learn more about our ant control services or to schedule an appointment with a member of our team.