There are several kinds of ants you might encounter in or around your home. The Argentine ant is one of the most common ants found in homes, and is extremely difficult to get rid of because of its survival-of-the-fittest tendency to build multiple colonies. Other common ants include the fire ant, odorous ant, thief ant, pavement ant, and pharaoh ant.
Ants are a highly advanced insect, and have been on Earth for over 100 million years. Like spiders, Antarctica is the only continent ants don’t call home. Ants act as a superorganism—many small parts operate very intelligently as a whole. Ants grow their colonies very quickly, and use pheromones to communicate.
While we’ve all experienced an annoying ant invasion during a summer picnic, these highly organized creatures can actually be quite dangerous. Certain ants can take down animals much larger than themselves (like birds and small mammals) by working as a group. They are usually attracted to sweet foods and water, so you’ll find them near water sources in your home and in the pantry.
Ant removal is a necessity if your home has been invaded. It can be very difficult to get rid of ants on your own because of their tiny size and ability to alert the colony of trouble. If you notice an ant problem, your best bet is to call a Home Front ant exterminator.
Our method to get rid of ants includes a thorough investigation of the inside and outside of your home, finding where the colony is protecting their queen. Ant removal tactics include using a variety of baits and sprays. Routine maintenance can further prevent future ant outbreaks.
If you need help controlling indoor ants, or even getting rid of ants in the garden, give us a call. Our experienced technicians can remove your ant problem and give your family peace of mind.