When to Call an Ant Exterminator
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No one tip or trick may always be a cure-all for dealing with an ant infestation. While DIY methods certainly help with preventing ants from infesting your home, it’s crucial to know when you should reach out to a professional ant exterminator if the situation is more serious. There are a variety of instances when the best course of action is calling your local professional, which we have outlined for you below. When the safety of your home, office, or school is at risk due to an ant infestation, there are three specific circumstances that warrant a call to the exterminator.
Call a Professional for the Following Ant Situations
- When the Ants are Capable of Stinging: A licensed exterminator should always be contacted when any kind of stinging insect is involved. Fire ants are intense and aggressive species that tend to sting when threatened, especially if their colony is disturbed. Fire ant infestations can be found on sidewalks or on walkways, and can even spread throughout landscaped yards. If their nest is disturbed,fire ants will sting and inject venom into their attacker. It is incredibly difficult to treat these ants without professional, experienced treatment.
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- When the Ants are Causing Damage: Carpenter ants live in wood and will hollow out any wooden structure in order to expand their nests. While they prefer damp wood, this species will tunnel through almost any kind of wood after a nest is established. Carpenter ants can destroy any property in a matter of months as they feast on support structures, causing thousands of dollars of damage. If not caught in time, carpenter ants can dig their way through an entire building!
- There are two major indications that signal a carpenter ant infestation: small piles of wood shavings next to walls or window sills, and flying carpenter ants found indoors during spring. If you notice either of these indications, it’s important to call for professional extermination as soon as possible.
- When you Experience Repetitive Ant Infestations: If you’ve undergone ant infestations several times, especially involving fire or carpenter ants, you need to call an exterminator. Any home remedies you try can sometimes drive them further within the walls or under the foundation of your home.
Why You Can Rely on Your Local Ant Exterminator
Getting rid of ants can be a complex and difficult process, especially if there’s an active infestation. Without the proper training and tools, eliminating these pests can feel impossible and can quickly grow out of hand when not treated promptly and correctly.
When an ant infestation shows no signs of improving, calling a licensed professional is the best way to treat the problem and prevent it from happening in the future. At New Mexico Pest Control, we pride ourselves on our record of experience and knowledgeable staff. Give us a call today and trust us to do the tough job of ridding ants for good!Back to Ant Exterminators – Control – Removal