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What To Do When You See an Ant In Your House | Pest Control Company

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OMG! There’s an ant! While ants aren’t anything to be scared of from a danger point of view (spiders are much more scary), they are annoying little pests that (if left alone) can cost you hundreds of dollars. They can eat through insulation, wiring, and foodstuffs, which costs you money. So what do you do when you see an ant in your home? That’s what we’re going to talk about today.

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Squash it. That is the most obvious thing to do, and the action that most people will leap to when they first see an ant (or a group of ants) in their house. But you should also take note of where you see it, and you should see if you can find out where it came from (look under the cupboard if that’s where you first noticed the infestation).

Your immediate goal is to find out if there are more of the little buggers around, and if so, where. If you can locate their point of ingress, you’ll be able to do a better job of ridding your home of them.

Second

Next, try to get rid of the ants yourself. This is the best option if you can both find where the ants are coming in, and where they are building their nest. Use commercial (in-home) ant killing spray to attempt to get rid of them.

Often times, however, you’re going to be unable to fully rid your home of these little ants. A lot of times they are coming in in more than once place, or they’ve already spread throughout your home before you noticed the first one.

So what do you do then?

Call a Pest Control Company – Antworks Pest Control

This is the step many people have to take. While commercial ant killing spray works for a few ants, if you can’t find out where they are coming in, you’re just going to keep getting more and more ants. The best bet for you, then, is to call a pest control company. They will not only be able to get rid of the ants that are already in your home, but will be able to find where they are entering your house, and will be able to make sure no other ants can get in that way.

While this may seem like an expensive option for just a few ants, it can save you hundreds of dollars. If ants are left alone, they can eat through important parts of your home, which will cost money to repair. Add that to the fact that many ants can bite or irritate your skin, and you’re looking at what could be a very serious problem. So often times a pest control company is the most effective (and cost effective) way of getting rid of ants.