Why Denton, Texas Residents Call Adams Exterminating Company for Ant Treatments
July 31, 2019
Summer is the time that ants are the most active in the Denton area – and we’re not just talking about ants invading picnics. Ants are most prevalent during the warmest months when they are breeding, and feeding on the honeydew secreted by other common insects such as aphids.
Texas is home to at least five different kinds of ants, including odorous ants, rover ants, carpenter ants, fire ants, and acrobat ants. Each of these ants has a different nesting pattern, threat risk, and biting pattern. But if any of them enter your home, it’s bad news.
Odorous ants are often the kind that you find crawling on your counters to find food. Carpenter ants are a concern because they excavate into wood such as your deck or the structural beams in your house, and they can cause serious damage. Fire ants are known for the large hills they build on the ground and the painful stings they inflict on anyone who happens to step on the hill.
While ants are found mostly outside, Denton area homeowners are often dismayed by the sight of ants crawling around in their homes. Ants come into our houses for the same reasons that most other pests do – looking for food, and humans’ homes are generally a great source.
What Can You Do?
There are some steps you can take to deter an ant invasion.
Seal up your home by filling in gaps and cracks in your foundation, around your windows and doors, and in your siding where ants can get in.
Don't leave sources of food out where ants can reach them (and ants can crawl anywhere, so if the food is open, it's accessible to an ant.) Keep trash bagged and in a bin with a tight lid. Keep food in the refrigerator or airtight containers made of glass or plastic.
While these steps help discourage an ant invasion, they aren't perfect. Many homeowners turn to DIY measures to try to combat ants, but these are often ineffective as well.
For instance, many people use products around the perimeter of their home to try to establish a barrier to keep ants out. However, if you misuse these products, you could harm your health or that of your family and pets. Additionally, if you miss any spots around your home during the application, you've left a space where ants can cross, and the barrier isn't going to work.
Instead of battling ants by yourself, turn to Adams Exterminating Company. Our trained professionals know all about ants and how to get rid of them. They can locate the nests, determine how bad your infestation is, and find the best treatment for your situation. (Different ants require different treatments.)
Quit wasting time and money on DIY ant treatments. Instead, call the professionals that Denton residents trust for all their pest problems – Adams Exterminating.