The Trick To Total Ant Control For Reno Homes
March 20, 2022
There are few things more annoying than seeing a line of ants crawling through your kitchen. These pests love to invade area homes and find joy every time they discover something tasty to eat or drink. Even when they don’t find anything tasty indoors, they still love scouting for it. If you are at the end of your rope trying to remove ants from your Reno home, let us help. Here are some things to consider about the different ants in Reno and the trick to total ant control.
Common Species Of Ants That Commonly Invade Reno Homes
Ants are common pests in Reno. Many species call our area home. A few you should know about include harvester ants, pavement ants, pharaoh ants, thief ants, acrobat ants, odorous house ants, and velvety tree ants. Most of these ants build nests underground near sources of gatherable food and moisture. If they build their nest close enough to your home’s exterior, ants will try to get indoors to scavenge, which is not just annoying but can also come with a laundry list of other problems such as sickness and property damage.
All The Problems An Ant Infestation Can Create In Your Home
We often receive two questions: “Are ants dangerous?” and “What does carpenter ant damage look like?”. Let’s start with this first question. Most ant species in our area do not pose a direct threat to human health. They do, however, contaminate food sources and uncovered drinks. The one species you should be concerned about is the pharaoh ant. This tiny yellow ant is known for crawling through trash and over other dirty items. Doing this leaves them teeming with disease-causing bacteria. Two diseases you might contract from having pharaoh ants in your home include salmonellosis and staphylococcus. As for the second question, carpenter ant damage is often hard to identify. As these pests tunnel through structural wood, they do their best to stay out of sight. Only after months of continuous tunneling do signs of an infestation present themselves. The only way to avoid this is to invest in preemptive carpenter ant pest control.
How Ants Find Their Way Into Our Homes
Have you ever wondered where do ants come from? Sometimes it seems like these pests appear out of thin air. If you have ever watched one of these curious insects long enough, you have probably seen one crawl back into a hole, gap, or crack in your wall. These little doorways most likely lead to voids in your walls and exterior holes around your home’s exterior. When the weather is unfavorable, some species of ants will come in through these external entry points and build their nests inside wall voids, making for less travel time when invading interior spaces. It also makes getting rid of ants a nightmare.
The Most Effective Ant Control For Reno Homes
The most effective ant solution is to invest in quality Reno pest control. The question is, which local company can you trust? At Celtic Pest Control, we go out of our way to be transparently reliable. Just ask any of our customers. When we arrive at a job, we do everything in our power to get it done right the first time. We do all of this while treating your home as our own.
Call today to learn more about our comprehensive home ant control solutions and find an option that best fits your Reno home. Our team will make sure you get the care you deserve.