Ants are able to cause damage to your home in a number of different ways. A qualified exterminator understands ants and knows the best ways for perform ant extermination. They will use the best methods of integrated pest management or IPM to get these insects out of your home. IPM uses knowledge of the ant’s life cycle, habits, and needs to help eliminate them. IPM uses the least toxic chemicals in removal of the ants. This is better for you, your home and the environment. They will work with you to remove food sources for the ants and help to seal entrance points.
Wood Destroying Ants
Some species of ants, like the carpenter ants, are wood destroying insects. If the colony is allowed to continue its growth, they can cause extensive damage. Some of the things that you can do to help minimize the damage caused by these pest insects is to remove any wood piles from the side of your home. You should replace any wood that has been damaged by moisture. Sealing cracks or crevices to your home can help prevent entry. Once they are in your home you should act quickly to get them out before they cause too much damage. An exterminator will eliminate the ant colony at the source so that this wood destroying insect does not cause any further damage.
There are a number of different ways that you home could become contaminated because of an ant infestation. Ants will often build their colonies near your kitchen because of the proximity of food sources. The way that ants are able to follow their trails is that they leave a pheromone scent. This trail is often along your kitchen surfaces. As the ants get into the food supply, they can also contaminate your food. The best way to prevent contamination of your home by ants is to call in a professional exterminator.