Ants are the most common insect that homeowners will come into contact with. Ants are able to survive through all four seasons, making any time of the year a possibility for an ant infestation within the walls of your home. However there is one season of the year when ants become much more active and that time is right now. When weather warms up ants become more active and will do all they can to gain access into your home. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is your number one choice when it comes to eliminating ants from your home permanently and keeping them away. Don’t let ants spoil your summer, contact us for professional and effective ant control.
Texas is Home to Many Ant Species
Not only is Texas home to millions of residents, but it also hosts quite a number of ant species as well. The most common ants that occupy the state include the common house ant, the pavement ant and the more destructive carpenter ant. Occasionally home owners will also come into contact with the pain inflicting fire ant which can be a serious threat to small animals and young children. While these ants vary in size, habits and aggressiveness, they all use the same avenues to gain access into your home. Ants rarely travel alone, so when they do get into your home, they usually arrive with quite a number of family members with them. Ants will march single file to search for tiny cracks, holes and crevices to gain access into your home. Open doors and windows are very inviting to ants and once inside they will immediately begin searching for a reliable food source. The smallest crumb left out in the kitchen can turn into a slew of ants invading your kitchen pantry. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control specializes in keeping ants from infesting your home and is familiar with all ant species and how they move.
Common House Ants Prefer Sugary Foods
The common house ant is the most recognizable and persistent ant that home owners deal with in the area. These ants are usually dark brown or black in color and are often found on counter tops, marching along floor boards or even crawling up walls. The common house ant will come into your home looking for food or someplace to keep dry during rainy weather. The common house ant also has a reputation for giving off a foul smell when they are crushed, sometime being called the “odorous” house ant. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control knows exactly how to remove these ants from your home and prevent them from ever coming back.
Are Pavement Ants Aggressive?
The pavement ant makes its home in sidewalks and under cracks of concrete and rocks. If ants are close to your home, they will try to find a way in and search for food. Like the common house ant, the pavement ant also enjoys sweet food; however this species of ant will also eat greasy foods and meat. Again, avoid leaving any food out that will attract ants into your home. The pavement ant is also a very fierce warrior; they are one of the few ant species that will battle to the death. Pavement ants will return to the battle ground over and over until a colony has established dominance. If pavement ants get into your home, contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control today.
Carpenter Ants Can Destroy a House
One of the most destructive insects that home owners may come into contact with is the carpenter ant. Carpenter ants are often mistaken for termites due to their ability to chew through wood and other materials that your home is made of. A home that experiences a carpenter an infestation is in danger of its structural integrity becoming weakened and any equity in the home plummeting. Carpenter ants are much larger than other ant species and if you have seen one inside of your home, there are probably more within your walls. Carpenter ants nest inside of decaying wood and will grow in numbers the longer they are able to stay within your home. If you suspect carpenter ants are inside of your home, contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control immediately.