If you look long enough at the ground outside your home or office, you’re bound to see an ant or two. Ants and the desert are a package deal here in Phoenix. But when they begin to colonize your yard or find their way into your kitchen, these insects go from a nuisance to a problem.
Ants are one of the most common pests in Phoenix and also one of the most difficult to control. They’re constantly on the move, migrating and forming new colonies. Ant mounds seemingly spring up around yards overnight, and ants’ never-ending activity often brings them into contact with people.
Ants are persistent—and not picky—when it comes to foraging for food. Depending on the species and maturity of the colony, they’ll consume a wide variety of food types, from sweets to pet food. When one ant finds something to eat, you can be sure that more will follow. That’s because the ants will create a pheromone trail between the colony and the food source so that fellow colony members can easily locate the food, too. To discourage ants from infiltrating your home in search of food, keep food sealed in airtight containers and clean up spills and crumbs as soon as they occur.
Preventing ants from coming inside makes a huge difference in your ability to control an ant population. Make sure the weather stripping on your doors and windows is in good condition and that other potential ways inside your home are sealed as well (cracks and crevices along fireplaces, for example). Ants are industrious and invasive by nature. If they want into your home, they’ll find a way. Our treatment focuses on controlling and limiting the ant activity in and around your home or office through a combination of baits and barriers, as well as treating ant mounds directly.
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