Ants in the Summer! Oh, what a bummer Orange County…
Dealing with an ant issues can be a real bummer! No matter how many times you clean your home, they keep coming back. Preferred Pest Control OC offers quality and affordable ant control and prevention tips. Give a call today to get started asap! (714) 486-2637
Ants are social insects and form colonies that range in size from a few dozen predatory individuals living in small natural cavities to large territories and consist of millions of individuals. Ants are very social and they maintain multiple nests within a small area of 100 feet or less from each other. Larger colonies consist mostly of sterile, wingless females forming castes of “workers”, “soldiers”, or other specialized groups. Nearly all ant colonies also have some fertile males called “drones” and one or more fertile females called “queens”. Ants have four life stages: egg, larva, pupa (cocoon), and adult.
The biggest problem with ants is that they can cause damage to the structure of your home or business. They typically start by nesting their ant site in or on moist, wood such as trees and old stumps and then they eventually move indoors when searching for food and water. An interesting fact is that ants don’t even eat wood, they leave behind a fine sawdust as they burrow into wood to create their nests. They typically like to eat sweet substances. In the absence of that, they seek out dead insects and or/ trash. They will go into your home and search for any little crumb or cookie or pet food etc. Ants gain entry through the smallest holes like the ones found in your cabinets and outside walls.
There are tons ant prevention products on the market, but many of them can be harmful to you and your pets when not used properly.
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As many of us have learned, when you live in Southern California or Orange County for that matter, ants are a part of life and there’s only so much you can do to remove them on your own. If you find yourself in the middle of an ant infestation, give us a call at (714) 486-2637 and we will help make your home an ant-free zone.
Ant Prevention Tips:
Eliminate food sources inside your home by putting food away immediately and keeping stored food in air-tight containers such as Tupperware or glass containers.
Provide a dry, vegetation-free border (ie: gravel or stones) around the perimeter of your house foundation to discourage nest building
Remove any firewood or debris against your home to eliminate possible nesting sites
Eliminate water sources by sealing leaky pipes and getting rid of unnecessary standing water
Clean up food and drink spills immediately to prevent providing an accidental food source
Clean the outside and bottom of your trash cans often
If you want to get rid of a serious ant problem just give us a call today and we’ll help you solve your ant issues asap!
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