How do I know if I have an ant infestation, and do I need an exterminator to get rid of ants?
If you are seeing more than just a few ants crawling around your home, this is a good indication that an infestation has started. The ants are working on building their colony and likely nesting somewhere deep within the walls, baseboards, ceiling, or anywhere else that is not visible. If the problem is persistent for longer than a week or two, then an ant exterminator would be the next best step. It is possible to only see a few ants here and there, even if there are hundreds nesting within your dwelling.
What are the most common types of ants found in a home?
Here is a list of ants most commonly found in a household or around the home’s exterior:
Odorous house ant
Do I need to know the type of ants before contacting an exterminator?
The short answer is, not necessarily. And when viewing pictures online of different ants, some of them may look the same. Not to worry, most treatments are similar across various ants, involving a baiting procedure in combination with a residual spray application. We typically receive the most calls for both Carpenter Ants, and Odorous House Ants.
For more information on identifying the ants in your home, along with a strategy for extermination, give us a call anytime to speak to an expert.