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Serving North Texas Since 1947

Why Ants Enter Frisco Homes & How To Keep Them Out

It isn't surprising to find an ant crawling around in your home. Ants are small. Really small. It is easy for you to imagine them finding holes that are so tiny that you can't see them, right? You probably wouldn't stretch your imagination to also imagine them scaling the sides of your home and finding tiny holes in high locations that you'd have to take a ladder to get up to and examine. So, it is probably not a surprise how ants get into your home. But why they get in is something altogether more fascinating. If you understand the why, you may be able to keep ants out without using any ant control products. Let's take a look.

Scouts

When a worker ant finds its way into your home and it locates a food source, something not-so-magical happens. That ant takes a little bit and heads back to its nest. Along the way, it puts down a chemical trail. The odor of this trail is faint, but it is enough for other workers to follow. As other workers find the food and return to the nest, they add to the trail. Slowly, one at a time, they make the scent stronger. As more and more ants follow it, and it gets stronger and stronger, soon your home is filled with ants. The first step in keeping ants out is to prevent this from happening. Here are a few tips:

  • Put dirty dishes in soapy water. Ants don't have a problem eating after you.
  • Put cat and dog food down only during meal times.
  • Clean the crumbs under your toaster.
  • Consider putting your pantry foods in sealed containers.
  • Vacuum regularly.Mop your floors.
  • Clean spill immediately.
  • Wipe off food shelves and the bottoms of your food storage cabinets.

Removing food options makes it far less likely that ants will create a nest in your home, and it will reduce your encounters with large numbers of ants that have mobilized and come in from the outside.

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How Pest Control Can Help

It can be a lot of work to keep your home clean enough, and dry enough, to keep ants from wanting to get in. It's also hard work to seal entry points in your exterior. This is why many Frisco homeowners turn to Adams Exterminating Company to bolster their defenses. We provide mound treatments, ant baiting, and general pest control treatments throughout the year to reduce ant populations and keep ants out. 

If you need assistance with ants, reach out to us. We can help you find the right solutions for your specific needs.

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Why Choose Adams Exterminating?

Serving North Texas Since 1947

  • Trained Entomologists & Service Technicians
    Our team brings a deep understanding of insect biology and behavior to create targeted pest control strategies. We're equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to effectively eliminate pests.
  • Customized Plans for Every Budget
    Recognizing that each space is different, we customize pest control services for every home or business. Our approach involves targeted solutions, addressing specific needs for your environment.
  • Trusted in the Community Since 1947
    With a legacy dating back to 1947, our pest control company brings decades of experience with a proven track record to keep your space critter-free.
  • Locally Owned & Operated
    As a locally owned business with offices in both Denton and Lewisville, we are rooted in the community and dedicated to serving our neighbors with personalized service.

Our FAQ

Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 940-239-9786 today!

  • How many years have you been in business?
    We are a family owned, locally operated pest control company that has been in business since 1947. For over 75 years, our company has expanded its service area while continuing to provide exceptional customer service.
  • If your company puts out rodent poison at my house, will a rat die inside?
    Yes, this is a possibility. Ideally, we prefer to use traps on the inside and in the attic, and then place rodent poison in protected stations on the exterior (which could reduce the likelihood of having a rodent die inside). However, anytime a rodenticide is used, there is always a threat that a rat or mouse could die on the inside. If the dead rodent can be located and removed, this will fix the smell. Otherwise, we sell odor control products to help with unpleasant smells should this unfortunately occur.
  • I have a baby/toddler… is it safe to have treatment?
    While the products we use are toxic to insects, they pose almost no serious risk to people when used properly. However, it is always advisable to be careful when using chemicals around small children, including pesticides. If you have a small child, we recommend staying away from the treatment area while the service is being performed and then wait until the product has dried.
  • Do you offer any organic/green/low toxic treatments?

    We do offer “green” treatments because we understand that though the synthetic pesticides that we typically use are quite safe, some people for various valid reasons prefer a green approach to pest control. In addition to employing completely non-chemical measures such as structural and mechanical alterations (weep-hole exclusions, recommendations on door sweep replacement etc.) and glue traps or other monitoring devices, we have a number of natural and botanical insecticides that we can use to treat your home or business.

    We commonly use natural products such as boric acid, diatomaceous earth, and a number of different botanical products (pyrethrum, rosemary oil, cedar oil, etc.). These products can be very effective when used properly. One downside is that they usually don't last as long as synthetic pesticides, so we generally recommend a more frequent treatment cycle, such as monthly, when using these products. Just tell the person you speak with on the phone or the technician who services your property about your preference and we will be happy to accommodate you.

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