How To Get Rid Of Ants On Your Auburn Property

July 5, 2021

Did you know that ants are America’s #1 nuisance pest? If not handled properly and thoroughly, the ants in Auburn can cause an array of health problems as well as damage your property.

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With over 700 species of ants crawling around and wreaking havoc on American homes, here are some of the types that Auburn homeowners can expect to encounter:

  • Carpenter ants. Typically red to black in color, carpenter ants are very easy to spot by their destruction, which is primarily tunnels they construct in wood. Carpenter ants seek out vulnerable spots of wood that have been weakened due to excess moisture or fungus. Homeowners should be cognizant of any rotting wood that may exist on their property and treat it promptly.

  • Argentine ants. These minuscule ants measure 1/16 to ¼ inch and are identified by their amber coloring. These ants build their homes and grow their colonies near food sources and throw a musky odor when crushed. To prevent an infestation, clean up any spills quickly and turn over any stale water.

  • Odorous ants. Even smaller than Argentine ants, odorous ants measure ⅛ to 1/16 inch and are black to brown in coloring. They build their nests inside of walls or underneath floors when inside your home, and when outside the home, they seek stacks of firewood or in exposed soil.  

  • Red imported fire ants. Easily spotted by their fiery red coloring, these ants are also a fraction of an inch and seek to build their nests near your home’s foundation or amidst your landscaping. When fire ants break into your home it’s usually through HVAC systems or AC units and when they feel their nest has been disturbed they will stings, which most humans find to be very painful, as they tend to cause severe allergic reactions.

Why Is It So Hard To Get Rid Of Ants

Ants are America’s #1 nuisance pest for a reason. They are bountiful in number and are truly hard to get rid of for a multitude of reasons. Some of those reasons are:

  • Colony size. Ants reproduce at alarmingly quick rates and can grow their colonies to thousands of members in a very short period of time.

  • Location. Some of the most common ants that are spotted in the Auburn area build their nests in furtive places like inside walls, underneath cement, or in the foundation of your home.

  • Attractants. Many ants are attracted to human food and the messes we create. To properly avoid an ant infestation, Auburn homeowners must store food securely and dispose of trash in a proper manner.

  • Danger. Ants are known to sting when they feel threatened and this can cause severe allergic reactions in most humans.

Prewett Pest Control’s Ant Control Program

At Prewett Pest Control, our team of Auburn, AL pest control experts have created several pest protection plans so that everyone can afford to keep pests out of their home. The standard protection plan is 100% satisfaction guaranteed and is geared at keeping ants out of your home by:

  • Comprehensive initial inspection

  • Interior pest treatment as needed

  • Exterior perimeter treatment

  • Text appointment reminders

  • Online customer portal

  • Year-round pest protection

  • Covers 30+ pests

Ant prevention can prove difficult but with these few prevention tips and Prewett’s ongoing ant control services, you can keep ants away. Contact the team today!

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