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Winning The Battle Against Ants In Denton: Expert Advice On Effective Control

We face battles every day. For many, we must fight our desire to sleep and get up in the morning. If you have children, the morning struggle becomes a war with your children who don't want to get up and go to school. Traffic is the next battle for most people. We navigate construction zones and crazy drivers while we hope to make it to work on time. 

Life has everyday battles, so the last fight we need is with ants in our homes. If ants are inside your home, let the pros fight for you. Adams Exterminating has offered ant control in Denton and surrounding areas since 1947. We are a local, family-owned company with entomologists, highly-trained service technicians, and experienced office personnel. When you partner with us, we bring 75 years of experience to provide you with environmentally sensitive solutions for your ant problems.

When you saw the line of ants walking parallel to your baseboards or noticed a cluster gathered around the trash can, you probably ran to the computer to find solutions and found this article. Please keep reading to learn about problematic ant species in Denton. Learn how to identify the ants in your house, why you need to quickly remove them, and get tips to prevent a future infestation. 

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Ant Problems: Health Concerns And Property Damage

Ants create many issues when they infest a home. For example, all ants are a nuisance and contaminate items throughout a house. No one wants to see ants traveling across the dinner table, the bed, or along the bathroom floor. When ants get on your body, you feel itchy and instantly want to flick them away. Ants are an embarrassment when guests visit your house. Adding to their obnoxious presence, odorous house ants produce a rotten coconut smell when crushed. 

Ants are insects with six legs, a three-part segmented body (head, thorax, and abdomen, two clubbed antennae, and compound eyes. At the base of their feet are tiny claws that enable them to climb masonry walls and over objects as they forage for food. Ants eat anything with protein, carbohydrates, and fat and do not care about the location of the food. 

In many cases, foods accessible to ants are in trash cans, compost piles, and other unsanitary areas. Bacteria in these polluted locations stick to their claws as they move through these locations. When ants invade Denton homes, they transfer bacteria to items and exposed foods. 

The amount of bacteria ants spread is enough to require you to wash exposed foods and items before using, but it does not trigger a disease, except for pharaoh ants. While primarily an issue for medical and commercial institutions, pharaoh ants are the one species known to spread salmonellosis, staphylococcus, clostridium, and streptococcus. They transmit disease by entering IV lines, wounds, and the mouths of sleeping patients. 

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Why Choose Adams Exterminating?

  • 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.

Ant Prevention Mistakes To Avoid: Common Pitfalls And Solutions

When people see ants in the house, they often purchase a product that promises to rid them of ants. While some experience satisfaction as ants writhe in the liquid and die, many are surprised to see ants again just a few days later. A DIY product often fails to stop an ant infestation because when ants die, they often produce a pheromone that alerts nearby ants, and more ants arrive to remove the dead ants. 

Also, if you apply the wrong product to ants that reproduce through budding, you may create more nests than when you began. Unlike ant colonies that spread through swarming, where only the queen produces ants, multiple fertilized ants are inside these nests. When ants that use this process detect a threat, the fertilized females exit the nest with an entourage of worker ants to create nearby nests. 

Another problem most homeowners do not consider is entry points. Ants inside the home came from the outside. When ants discover food and water, they deposit a chemical to the source and create a trail into your Denton home. If you do not seal the access points, you will continue to have ants in the house. Ants come into a home not only because they find entry locations but also because there are food and water attractions. Failure to address the enticements leads to more ants entering your Denton home. 

Although professional ant control from Adams Exterminating is the ultimate solution to your problem, you can implement the following to minimize the current issue and deter a future ant infestation: 

  • Seal foundation and roofline cracks. 
  • Close indoor and outdoor garbage cans.
  • Prune tree branches and shrubs away from the house.
  • Repair leaking water fixtures.
  • Vacuum the house regularly.
  • Store foods in airtight containers. 

Maintaining a clean, dry property will prevent ants from infesting in the future.  

Adams Exterminating provides ant control superior to home pest control solutions for ants. Our service technicians use the right product for the species infesting your home. 

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    All of the products that we use have undergone extensive testing and have been approved for use by the EPA. Instead of using generic products, we believe in purchasing the best available chemicals that have been manufactured by well-known companies such as Bayer, BASF, and Dow. Additionally, all of our service programs are designed to be effective, safe, and environmentally responsible and all of the products we use are chosen to that end. When used properly by a licensed professional, they pose practically no risk to our customers or their children or pets.

Professional Pest Control: A Smart Ant Control Solution

When you contact us for ant removal, an experienced customer service representative will dispatch a qualified, trained service technician to inspect your home. We will identify access points, attractants, potential hot spots, and the species infesting your house. Once we gather data, we will create a custom plan of liquid treatments and bait products targeting the nuisance ant species. 

We initially treat the interior to eliminate adult ants and eggs inside the home. Because ants enter from the outside following pheromone trails into the house, we create a barrier around the home to deter more ants from entering. 

The best way to end a current ant infestation and prevent future problems with ants or other pests is to call Adams Exterminating. Contact us today to learn more about our pest control programs and request your free estimate.

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