How To Identify And Get Rid Of An Ant Infestation In Your Elk Grove Home

How To Identify And Get Rid Of An Ant Infestation In Your Elk Grove Home

When you walk into your kitchen and see ants crawling all over your trash can or counters, you don't have to wonder if you have an ant infestation. But some ant problems aren't this obvious. It is important to diagnose an ant control problem as some ants are worse than others. In this article, we'll provide a complete guide to detecting ants, evaluating ant problems, getting rid of ants, and keeping them out of your home permanently. We'll offer up some smart, DIY ant prevention tips you can use and also share some of the methods professionals use to get effective control of ants. Of course, you can always get ant pest control near you by contacting Bell Pest Control for service in Elk Grove. Our service technicians use several control products and methods to target ant colonies and stop ants at the source. When you need professional pest control in Elk Grove, we're the company to call on. Connect with us by phone, text, or via our contact page for fast and professional assistance.

Signs Of An Ant Infestation

Ants in Elk Grove are tiny pests, but they're not hard to see when they enter a home in large numbers. Those tiny specks scrambling around on the floor, counter, or other surface will catch your attention at some point—but there are ways they can hide from view. They may also appear in a way that won't trouble you enough to take action. Let's consider each of these.

Hidden Ants:

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Tips To Prevent Ants From Returning

All-natural ant control begins on the inside of your home. So, we're going to start there and work our way out, step by step. These tips require no specialized knowledge of pest control but you may need some general handyman skills.

  • Keep your home as clean as possible to remove food options for ants.
  • Repair leaking faucets to remove water sources.
  • Store pantry foods in sealed plastic containers.
  • Suck ants up with a vacuum and dispose of the bag outside.
  • Keep trash in a covered receptacle and wash the receptacle periodically.
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The Health Risks Of An Ant Infestation

It is critical to detect ants in your home. While they are mostly nuisance pests, there are hazards. Obviously, carpenter ants can damage your property, and it is important to catch them and stop them early. But all ants have the ability to make you sick if they crawl in unsanitary areas and then crawl on your cutting board, dishes, or other items that should remain clean. They can also spread germs when they get into stored foods.

Some ant species are drawn to decaying organic matter and the scent of a juice spill or food splatters will bring them into your home. Once inside, they present a low-level, but continual, health risk. The germs they spread can cause stomach ailments. 

It is important to keep in mind that ants groom themselves and they can invade food or climb on surfaces without leaving illness-causing bacteria. You're not going to immediately get sick from ants crawling around inside your home. But the risk is always there. You can reduce the risk by keeping your home clean and by managing trash.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of An Ant Infestation

We described earlier what you can do to stop ants. The secret is to track the ant trails, seal the entry points, suck up the ants, dispose of the bag outside, and wash surfaces with soapy water. We will share details about each of these in the next section and offer some tips that will also reduce the chances of future infestation. Before we do, let's look at the best way to deal with ants in your home.

All-natural ant control works most of the time, but an indoor nest, conducive indoor conditions, or high exterior ant pressures can complicate things. For this reason, residents turn to ant control products such as sticky traps, ant baits, and topical control materials. Unfortunately, DIY ant control is frustrating because ant control isn't simple. You have to know which bait ants will take. You need to know how to apply a multi-pronged strategy to get complete control. You need to apply materials in a way that won't harm you, your kids, or your pets. You need to avoid home remedies that fail for lack of science, such as spraying vinegar and water on ants. 

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