Indianapolis Ant Control
We Can Take Care of Ant Infestations
Most people don’t have the same reaction to ants like they do to cockroaches or termites, but this doesn’t mean they’re anymore welcome in anyone’s home. Ants are pests that attack by the thousands, and the only courtesy they seem to have is that along a predictable pathway between their colony and their target.
Ant infestations often occur in places where food is stored, cooked, or disposed of. This means anything from a kitchen to a pantry, trash bins, garage, or basement is liable to become a target, and ants may travel through other parts of your home to get there. When consumer sprays and bait traps don’t seem to work, it’s time to call the experts at Trio Pest Control for help. We can provide Indianapolis professional ant control services that can help you eradicate these pests from your home.
How Did I Get Ants?
When anyone gets ants, the first thing they want to figure out is how it happened. One of the good things about ants is that they aren’t much of an enigma – when they’re in your home, it’s because they think they found something good to feed their colony. This is why most ant attacks happen in the kitchen or where food is stored and used. Even your pet’s food, when left out, can become a target.
Sometimes, though, the reason for an infestation isn’t clear. You may just see them marching around your house without even being able to access the location where the ants are trying to get to. In this case, not knowing what the ants are going after can be a serious concern to address as soon as possible.
Are Ants a Serious Problem?
Most ant infestations are a nuisance than they are a danger, but that’s not to say there aren’t some considerations to take into account. Like cockroaches, some ants carry bacteria on their bodies and can spread it onto everything that they crawl upon. Not many species are known for transmitting disease, but it’s not worth the risk when these critters are finding their way into foodstuffs.
Although not as problematic as termites, carpenter ants love to nest in wood and chew caverns through it to get from here to there. If you have fire ants in your backyard or in your home, you’ll definitely want to get rid of them if you have children or pets. Fire ants can cause painful stings and attack in swarms – if someone is allergic to a fire ant’s sting, they may need immediate medical attention.
Signs I Have Ants
Any sort of pest problem is never a fun one to experience. It can be tough to notice certain pest infestations, but pests like mice and roaches have more obvious signs to see. But, spotting an ant problem can be a bit more tricky. Below we have 3 signs to look for in order to know when you have an ant problem.
Sawdust Trails -
If you notice a small trail of sawdust in your home, it isn't a random coincidence of dirt in your home. Carpenter ants will eat away at wooden beams, floor boards and even wood flooring. When they do this they leave behind a small trail of sawdust.
Piles of Soil or Dirt -
In addition to sawdust trails, if you notice in your garden or backyard a pile of soil or dirt, it's most likely an anthill. This goes double for your normally very well trimmed perfect grass, if there is a dirt mound on top of it, it's very much a sign you have ants.
See Some Ants -
This may seem like an obvious sign of if you have ants, but if you notice a trail of ants in your home or going up your home's walls, you may want to check around and see where they are coming from.
Professional Ant Control in Indianapolis
There are many ways to deal with an ant infestation, and each is different depending upon the species of ant involved and where the infestation is occurring. Our expert Indianapolis ant exterminators at Trio Pest Control know which methods will work on the type of ants attacking your home and how to use them so you can be rid of your ant problem. We also provide comprehensive commercial pest control services!
Not all species of ants respond to every kind of control method. This is often a variable most people don’t think to consider when they purchase sprays and baits to deal with their pest problem. When you call our Indianapolis ant control team for help, you’re not only benefiting from our access to high-quality materials and tools to kill your ants, but from our knowledge of what will be the most efficient and effective way to do so.