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What It Takes To Get Rid Of Ants In Your Tampa Home

August 15, 2022 - Ants

Ants. What can we say about these pests? They are annoying. They seem to show up out of thin air. They even ignore humans even after seeing several of their friends get squished. What motivates these insects? Often ants are driven by food.

Here is what you should know about these pests and what ant pest control options you have to remove them from your home. Call Wise Owl Plus if you are seeking a fast ant control option. We will show you what ant pest control in Tampa is supposed to look like and help you schedule an appointment for your home and property. 

One Ant In Your Home Usually Means Many More

Ants are not solitary insects; they always live in large colonies consisting of hundreds to millions of members. The colony size on your property depends on the number of ants in your yard. Keeping all of this in mind, more are probably around the corner if you see a single ant indoors. These hardworking pests send scouts indoors to search for food. These scouts will create an invisible trail back to their colony if they find food. Even if they don’t find food, they will continue to come indoors until they find something tasty. 

The only way to stop ants from invading is to implement long-term ant pest control.

The Many Problems Ants Can Create In Your Home

Ants are not typically aggressive insects, nor do they try to cause problems indoors. Most ant species in our area cause issues passively with their nature. 

Odorous house ants contaminate food sources, smell terrible when squished, and are incredibly annoying. Pharaoh ants climb through trash cans and pick up harmful bacteria. They can spread diseases, including salmonellosis and staphylococcus. There is even one species in our area that builds its nest into the structural wood of homes, called carpenter ants. The carpenter ants in our area prefer to infest wood that is water damaged, rotting, or in decay.

We highly recommend checking the condition of your home's wood, sealing potential entry points, and reducing food and moisture sources. These simple prevention tips will go a long way with ant prevention.

Why Do-It-Yourself Ants Control Often Fails

If you are looking for an ant control solution to deal with these bugs inside your home, we highly recommend avoiding DIY options; this isn’t to say that controlling these pests on your own is impossible, just that it is dangerous and challenging. Most typical pest control products contain chemicals and are harmful when misused. In addition, many local ants have multiple queens and can split their colonies if faced with danger. Unless you are a licensed professional or have the time to thoroughly research effective ant control, leave the care of your home to the professionals at Wise Owl Plus. 

The Most Effective Way To Get Rid Of Ants In Your Home

The absolute best option you have for ant control in Tampa is with our team at Wise Owl Plus. We are local and fully licensed professionals that love helping homeowners find quick solutions to pest problems. We will visit you, identify the severity of your ant problems, and offer some quick solutions to give these bugs the boot fast.

Contact our team if you want to discuss your options with one of our friendly service technicians. They will answer any questions you might have and help you schedule a pest control ant treatment for your Tampa home and property.

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