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Why is Missoula Ant Control
So Difficult?

Of all the pests that invade homes and businesses, ants are some of the most common. Many people are tasked with the chore of eliminating ants in Missoula, but they are extremely difficult to get rid of. As ants make their way to a food source, they leave a trail of pheromones behind them that is like a trail of bread crumbs. Those pheromones attract other ants to the area so even when you have gotten rid of one problem, there is another one coming behind it.

There are many different ant control measures used by home and business owners. Unfortunately, these are not only ineffective, but the cost of them quickly adds up. When you have an ant problem, you need professional ant control in Missoula.

Why are Ants So Difficult to Get Rid Of?

There is a reason it is so difficult to get rid of ants. They usually set up their colony far away from the area they are invading. Even when the colony is in close vicinity to where the pests are spotted, ants are still very difficult to eliminate. This is because all ant colonies rely on a queen to populate the entire colony and keep all of the ants within it alive.

The job of the worker ants, the ones seen on countertops and throughout homes, is to find food and bring it back to the queen. When homeowners kill the ants seen in the house, it is only the worker ants they are killing. An ant colony can survive without those worker ants because the queen will simply produce more. However, ant colonies cannot survive without the queen. The queen is almost never seen, so it is extremely challenging to eliminate her and therefore, get rid of the entire colony.

Identifying the Type of Ant is Important for Ant Control in Missoula

There are literally hundreds of different types of ants throughout the country. To effectively eliminate the problem you are dealing with, you must first identify it and know what kinds of ants are invading your space. Fortunately, in Missoula, there are just a handful of different types of ants that make real pests of themselves. The most common of these are as follows:

  • Carpenter ants: Carpenter ants are much larger than other types of ants. Many people think carpenter ants eat wood, but that is not true. Instead, they use wood to build colonies that can include thousands of ants. When these ants use the wood inside or outside of a home to create a colony, they become a real nuisance for the people that also live there.
  • Formica ant: Many people think formica ants sting, but that is not true. However, these ants do have strong mouth parts they use to bite perceived threats. Formica ants got their name because they spray formic acid from their abdomens that can cause some degree of irritation.
  • Red pavement ants: As their name suggests, red pavement ants are typically seen on asphalt, concrete, and sidewalks. Stepping on a red pavement ant can result in many ants crawling up the leg where they may bite. The bite is not venomous but does feel like a strong pinch.
  • Western harvester ant: Western harvester ants build their underground colonies by removing vegetation that exposes their colony to full sun and effectively eliminates other insects that have made a home in the same area. These ants are usually seen at the opening of the colony and it is wise to give them a wide berth. Western harvester ants are aggressive defenders of their home and when they are disturbed they will bite and sting, which will leave a mark.
  • Odorous ants: The odorous ants have earned their name because of the unpleasant odor they emit when they are crushed. Once they have made their way into a home, they will create nests in wall or floor voids. While odorous ants do bite, these bites are not very painful.
  • Fire ants: Fire ants are typically found in dry and warm climates, which is why many people think they are a problem in southern states. Still, these ants that bite ferociously and leave welts and blisters behind have been making their way into Montana in recent years.

While it is important to properly identify the type of ant you are dealing with, they are all very difficult to get rid of. A professional ant control company in Missoula can help with your problem.

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If you have an ant problem, our ant control in Missoula is here to help. At Pointe Pest Control, we know how to identify the most common ant species found in the city and how to get rid of them once and for all. Call us today at (406) 298-2979 or contact us online to request a free estimate.

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