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Professional Ant Pest Control Tuscon AZ
The small ant is one of the smallest Formicidae members. The family of social insect species colonizes to ensure longevity among the colony. There are various members of the ant colony, with the primary reproductive member, the queen. The ant queen is a prolific breeder species, as she can reproduce up to 30,000 eggs every few days.
Scientists have identified between 12,000 and 14,000 members of the Formicidae family. The physical characteristics utilized for identification purposes are the elbow-shaped legs, two antennas, and tri-segmented body bonded together with tiny joints.
Why Am I Being Forced To Deal With An Infiltration Of Ants In My Tuscon Home?
Ants are diligent insects, as they will not take no for an answer when it comes to the colony’s survival. When food is more prevalent indoors, the ant will venture indoors if at all possible. When there are more than one ant colony in a small area, food may become scarce at times. During these times, the worker ant is forced to infiltrate residential and commercial buildings in search of a food supply.
Small gaps, holes, and cracks are utilized to infiltrate buildings. The ant’s tiny tri-segmented body will squeeze through the tiniest of crevices, making it even more pertinent to routinely inspect all components of your home’s structure.
Do Ants Carry Disease?
Ants do not transmit disease through bites. However, they do spread diseases – Salmonella, Shigella, and E. coli – through contaminated feces. These tiny insects venture into contaminated waste in search of food. During their search, the ants will ingest edibles – decaying household waste and roadkill. What humans view as waste, ants see a food source.
Following a home infiltration, ants will more often than not, infest non-refrigerated food products stored on kitchen countertops, cabinets, and pantries. They will also infest surfaces where food is served and prepared with contaminated fecal droppings. Ant fecal droppings are extremely tiny, making them nearly undetectable by most humans.
What Can I Do To Eradicate Ants Infesting My Kitchen?
Ants prefer the kitchen and dining room in residential settings. These are areas where food is stored, prepared, and stored. If your home is infested with ants, you will detect them throughout your kitchen and dining room. There is just no way to determine the volume of ants infesting your home without a visual inspection by a licensed exterminator.
Not only do you have to consider the satellite colony in your home, but also the main colony along the perimeter of your home. Our professional residential pest control is the solution.
Do You Recommend OTC Pesticides For Ant Infestation?
Over-the-counter pest control products are low potency formulas only capable of eradicating a specific number of ants with each treatment. If the ant infestation is in the early stage, it may be possible to eliminate the problem with DIY pest control products. But, a full-blown infestation will need a more drastic pest control measure – industrial-strength pesticides.
How Do I Schedule An Ant Inspection In Tuscon?
Contact our Tuscon location to schedule the appointment via landline or email. Our business hours are Monday through Friday, with some weekends. Be sure to inquire about our same-day and emergency pest control services. We need at least 24 hours to process your service request, in most cases.
Do Industrial-Strength Pest Control Formulas Contain Chemicals?
Conventional pesticides oftentimes utilize chemicals to fight against ant infiltration and infestation. Our pesticide line consists of eco-friendly – organic and natural – and chemical-based formulas. We only carry brands that have been approved by the Environmental Protect Agency (EPA).
To protect our clients and their family and pets, we never initiate chemical pesticide treatments in ant infested-properties while occupied. Our exterminator will go over our pest control protocols during the initial consultation.
How Can I Keep Ants Out Of My Home From Here On Out?
Once an inspector declares our home ant-free, you will need to immediately start working on a prevention plan. Our exterminator can assist in this process if you hit any roadblocks along the way. There are several things you can do to protect your family from dealing with a future ant problem. The first step is to repair and improve all vulnerable structures of your home. Ants infiltrate buildings through tiny cracks around doors, windows, air conditioning ductwork, crawlspace vents, and pet doors.