Ant control can be difficult, but there are some things you should know about how ants’ behavior can lead to big headaches for you and your home:
Ants can enter through the tiniest of cracks, seeking water, shelter, and sweet or greasy food substances in kitchen pantries and other food storage.
Ants leave an invisible trail of pheromones for other ants to follow once a food source is found.
Nest locations can be all around your home, from lawns, walls, stumps, and even under foundations. Ants are very crafty creatures.
An ant colony, depending on the species, can range from a population of 300,000 to 500,000 ants and can uproot at relocate when threatened.
A colony of ants can live a relatively long lifetime. A worker ant can live up to seven years, while the queen can live up to as long as fifteen years.
Homemade solutions for ant control only deals with ants one can see. Many professional treatments penetrate and destroy nests to prevent these pests from returning, while home remedies do not account for the fact that different infestations require different methods.
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