The biggest problem that ants can cause is damage to the structure of your home or business. Although they typically begin a nesting site in moist, outdoor wood such as trees, stumps and firewood, they eventually move indoors and that’s when the damage begins. Ants are very social and they maintain multiple nests within a small area of 100 feet or less. The chance of finding more then one nest in a single home or building is very high.
To create nesting galleries, they mine their way into wooden support beams, floors, walls and crawl spaces and it often doesn’t take long for them to create a safety or health hazard. Ants do not eat wood, they leave behind a fine sawdust as they burrow into wood to create their nests.
How Ants Survive
Ants like to feed on a sweet substance that is produced by aphids. In the absence of that, they seek out dead insects. Ants that enter your home will go just about anywhere in their search for food. Crumbs on kitchen counters, pet food containers, floor scraps, crumbs left around dishwashers and uncovered foods are some of their favorite meals. You can find them any time of day or night.
Though not directly harmful to your health, it’s best to rid your home or office of ants as quickly as possible. Because they can cause considerable damage to structures, we strongly suggest you have your home inspected by one of our service technicians. They are trained to recognize even the smallest damage caused by these burrowing creatures. In the event that major damage is found, they will recommend the repairs needed to correct the problem and restore the structure.
Don’t Take on Ants Yourself
There are numerous ant control products on the market but many of them can be harmful. And when not used properly, they can actually make the problem worse by redirecting the ants to critical areas of your home. At Enviro Safe Pest Control, we have the knowledge and experience to rid your home of these pests safely and permanently without disturbing your daily routine. Using one of our professional management and maintenance systems means that the problem will be taken care of quickly and permanently.