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Ants are small insects that live together in big groups. Like most living things, their main drive in life is finding reliable food sources. Unfortunately for us, our yards offer ants many places to forage for food, and why we regularly spot them traveling through our yards and homes. Worker ants leave the nest each day to forage for food; once they discover what they are looking for, they lay down a pheromone trail to alert other ants in their colony.

Though ants prefer to live outside, they often find their way into our homes while looking for food or shelter. While ants aren't the most dangerous pests to find crawling throughout your house, they do pose some threats. Ants spread bacteria to surfaces and food, and some create unpleasant odors. Then there are those that cause structural damage and others that bite or sting. If large numbers of ants are crawling around your indoor or outdoor spaces, eliminating them is best done with the help of a local and experienced professional.

Make your property less attractive to ants using the following prevention tips:

  • Always place trash bags in containers with locking lids, and store trash bins away from the outside walls of your house.
  • Maintain gardens and keep your lawn cut short.
  • Pick up logs, fallen trees, and other debris where ants can build a nest.
  • Regularly inspect your home, repairing any defect in the exterior that you come across.

If you are looking for help keeping ants off your property, give us a call today.