Ants in your house isn’t something you should attempt to handle on your own.
Of all the pest issues you could have at your Lakeland, Florida home, there is one that you might be inclined to try to deal with on your own. If you have ants in the house, it might seem like a simple matter of squashing them or using ant spray, but that could actually make matters worse. At Pest Advisor, we recommend leaving even this seemingly simple pest problem to us. With our more than 45 years of pest control experience, we have an extensive understanding about pest behaviors, life cycles, and prevention.
Ants have an elaborate communication system within their colony. When you have ants in your house, you can bet that all the rest of the ants in the colony, including the queen, are aware of what has drawn them there, the food source they’ve found, and how to get to it and bring it back to the colony. Killing off the ants you see isn’t going to stop more from coming. In fact, when the queen realizes that one of her foraging parties has gone MIA, she’ll just create more ants to take their place. If the number is significant, it can cause her to over-produce because she fears the colony is under attack. If that sounds like you could end up with even more ants in your house, it is because you could!
Effective ant control involves getting a poisoned bait back to the queen and all the other ants in the colony. It also involves finding the access point they are using for your home and dealing with the chemical trail that has been created by the ants so that others do not continue to enter your house. For an effective solution to the ants you are finding in your home, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation.