Why You Should Call The Pros About Ants In Your Phoenix House
February 08, 2022
Have you ever thoroughly cleaned a room in your house and then found a few ants crawling around in it later that day? Seeing this, you might wonder to yourself, "what are they doing?" It seems obvious that there is absolutely no food or moisture for them to find. The thing is, ants do not know this. All they know is that it's a scout's job to find food. If scouts enter your home and find nothing, the colony will just send out more the next day, and the next, and the next. If you are tired of seeing ants inside your Phoenix home, here are some concrete options to get and keep them out.
The Types Of Ants That Commonly Invade Phoenix Homes
One question we get a lot is, how many types of ants are there in Phoenix? It may surprise you, but roughly 300 species of ants call our area of the country home. The good news is that most of these species have no desire to invade your home. The few species you might find indoors include pavement ants, carpenter ants, odorous house ants, and fire ants. Pavement ants build their nests around paved areas and invade homes through cracks and gaps to find food. Carpenter ants build their nests inside wood and use chewed tunnels to get inside. Odorous house ants can live inside or around homes in large colonies and invade for food and moisture. Finally, fire ants live in dry, hot areas around yards and will occasionally come inside when the weather becomes unfavorable.
All The Troubles Ants Can Cause In Your House
Ants are mostly nuisance pests that cause trouble simply by existing around homes. There are, however, some exceptions to this. Carpenter ants chew through the structural wood of homes and outbuildings. Over time, this can cause extensive damage and weaken foundations. Pharaoh ants sometimes nest inside wall voids and can carry and spread harmful bacteria. Two diseases you might contract from pharaoh ants include salmonellosis and staphylococcus. The last area species you should be worried about are fire ants. These pests can bite and sting and use these tools to scare larger creatures away from their nest. If you are allergic to insect venom, this could be especially threatening.
Why It's So Difficult To Get Rid Of An Ant Infestation
Finding an ant control solution to protect your Phoenix home against infestations is not always easy. The biggest challenge with ant control in Phoenix is fully eliminating colonies. If these pests have built their nests inside the walls of your home, getting treatment to where it needs to be is nearly impossible. In addition to this, some area species have multiple queens. When these species are disturbed, you run the risk the colony will split into microcolonies. These microcolonies grow rapidly and only make problems worse.
Contact The Professionals For Total Ant Control For Your Home
Whether you are looking for year-round ant control or outdoor ant control options to protect your yard, we have your solutions at Uni-Tech Pest Control. Our licensed and highly trained technicians know how to identify invasive species in and around your home and have the training to address infestations quickly. If you are looking for a permanent solution to ants, our all-season general pest control plan is what you need.