Like many other pests, ants love springtime. Once the weather starts to warm up, they emerge to look for food, seek out new places to live or sometimes create a new colony. Almost like clockwork, ants will start to show up in homes as soon as spring begins. They can be one of the most annoying indoor pests, and traps and other over-the-counter insecticides are usually ineffective. Even spraying residual insecticide around baseboards often doesn’t work because they can quickly detect treated areas and simply avoid them until the residue has worn off. That’s why calling a professional at the first sign of ant issues is crucial.
To effectively manage ant issues, at Romans Pest Management, we determine what species of ant we are dealing with and treat the home or business appropriately. The most common ants are:
The most common ant found in the tri-state area is the carpenter ant. Indoors, carpenter ants feed on meats and pet food, as well as syrup, honey, sugar, jelly and other sweets. They do not eat wood, but chew out areas to expand their nest size, sometimes causing structural damage. They prefer areas where there has been water damage.
Pavement ants are normally found outside in the soil but can also enter homes to find food. Their colonies are large and will not decrease until you treat. Pavement ants are dark-brown to black in color, average 1/8-in. in length and are partial to sweet foods.
How To Prevent Ant Infestations
- Clean up food scraps immediately.
- Keep food in the refrigerator or a tightly sealed container.
- Keep pet food in a sealed container.
- Seal of cracks and entrances to your home.
Sometimes, even the cleanest house can have ant issues. If you have neighbors with an ant problem close by, they might start migrating towards you as well.
How to Treat
As soon as you start seeing ants, give us a call! At Romans Pest Management, we know that people tend to wait until they have exhausted all options before resorting to a professional. We get it! But, like most other professions, we’ll be the first to say, don’t wait! Instead of wasting time and money on over-the-counter products that are ineffective or wrong for the job, just give us a call to get it done right the first time. We’ll come out and do a FREE no-pressure inspection. If you’re not happy with the estimated amount, we’ll leave, no harm done.
Conveniently located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Romans Pest Management serves the whole Tri-State area, including Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. Give us a call today for your free inspection and a quote on an affordable treatment plan.