The Bay Area's Complete Guide To Effective Ant Control For Homeowners

Ants swarming bread.

Ants are one of the most common types of pest infestations that Bay Area homeowners may have to face and for good reason. Ants are tiny and can find a way to get into almost any structure or dwelling. Although they live in colonies, ants tend to explore as individuals to use their resources better. Once an ant explores something and determines it can benefit the colony, it will return while leaving a pheromone trail, allowing other ants to return to your home. What starts with one ant can quickly turn into a large infestation, and quickly. At this point, effective ant control is critical.

With over 40 years of experience in the pest control industry, Bay Pest is your go-to company for quick, effective home pest control. Call us today because we know how to get rid of ants in the kitchen and everywhere else. 

Identifying Common Ant Species 

Persistent ant infestations can cause persistent grief and introduce you and your home to several problems. Effective ant control solutions require an accurate understanding of what you are up against. Because of this, it is good to accurately identify the different types of ants you may encounter in your home. Here are some of the ants that may come to visit you:

  • Argentine ants: Argentine ant colonies boast several queens and not only grow quickly but can be extremely difficult to eliminate utilizing DIY techniques.
  • Carpenter ants: these ants chew tunnels in wood to make their homes. Given time, they can cause as much damage as termites.
  • Odorous ants: these common pests give off a noxious smell when crushed.  

These are some of the ants that you may encounter on your property. If you see ants, find our number. Bay Pest knows ant control in the Bay Area. Contact us today. 

The Health And Property Risks Of Ants In The House 

Carpenter ants are well known for all of the damage they can cause. Once carpenter ants find a place they like, they won’t go until you make them Ants can infest stored food and make it unfit for consumption. This is compounded by the fact that ants can get into stored food unless it is sealed tightly. Finally, ants can provoke severe allergic reactions in susceptible individuals. 

Ant control in your house is critical if you want your home to remain free of ant infestations, and Bay Pest remains ready to help. 

Five No-Nonsense Ant Prevention Tips For Around The House

Here are some things you can do around your home to decrease your chances of having to deal with ants in your home:

  1. Seal your home: Ants are small and can exploit openings in your home in order to come inside and explore.
  2. Seal garbage tightly: Ants can always find a meal when exploring garbage, and it consistently attracts them. Seal garbage tightly to discourage ants.
  3. Eliminate clutter: Clutter attracts pests of all types, including ants. Eliminate clutter to decrease your chances of ants and other infestations.
  4. Keep a clean house: Dirty counters and floors are highly attractive to ants, who will actively come inside to explore them. Clean your house to decrease its attractiveness to ants.
  5. Inspect often: Ants are much easier to control in the early phases of infestations. Inspecting often helps you identify infestations when they are smaller and more manageable.

These tips can help you decrease your chances of ant infestations, but if ants still come, Bay Pest can come too, to get ants back out of your house. Contact us today.

Professional Pest Control Is A Great Way To Keep The Ants Away

If you need help getting rid of ant infestations, call Bay Pest. We know how to get rid of ants, and how to keep them away.

Share To: