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Ants are extremely interesting creatures. Even common field ants can carry up to 5,000 times their own body weight and these insects have persevered over millions of years. Another fascinating fact about ants is that there are approximately ten quadrillion ants on earth and the collective weight of all ants is equivalent to the weight of all humans, of which there are approximately seven billion. Still, as interesting as ants are, you do not want them as unwanted guests at your backyard barbecue, and you certainly do not want them in your home. Due to the fact that ants are so robust, it is always best to call a Walla Walla ant control specialist that can eliminate the problem for good.

The Danger of Ants

Ants seem quite harmless, even though they are annoying when they are in and around your home. Truthfully though, ants can cause quite a bit of harm. In particular, ants that sting or bite, such as fire ants and pharaoh ants, can cause a great deal of harm. Fire ants become extremely aggressive when their nest is disturbed and they will repeatedly sting any perceived threat nearby. Pharaoh ants also carry salmonella and other bacteria, which is very harmful to humans.

While many people think that only termites cause structural damage to a home, they do not realize that ants can, as well. Most ants will not chew through the wood frame of a home, but they will find shelter in furniture and clothing, and they may also create a colony behind wallpaper. Due to the fact that they are so small, ants can also make their way into electrical switches, which can cause problems throughout the house. When ants swarm, which many do in Washington, they can also wreak havoc with the electrical system in a home.

Certain types of ants, particularly carpenter ants, will cause structural damage to the home by chewing the wood within the frame. Carpenter ants do not actually eat the wood, but they hollow out areas within it to create a nest, weakening the structure of the home.

The Problem with DIY Solutions

Walk into any hardware or home improvement store and you will see a vast array of DIY ant control solutions. These control measures typically involve a trap, or bait that the ants will eat and take back to the queen, which is intended to eliminate the entire colony. 

For either of these solutions to work, you must already be dealing with an ant problem, which a professional can help you avoid. Also, while a trap may contain some ants, most will simply go to another location, moving the problem from one part of your home to another.

Also, baits that are laid down are often extremely sticky, due to the fact that ants tend to gravitate towards sugary and sticky substances. However, that same substance that attracts ants and kills them is also incredibly difficult to remove from surfaces such as windowsills and countertops. 

Why Professional Help is Necessary

If you have seen even just one ant in your home, it is likely that you already have an infestation, or that you are about to. You will need a professional to completely eliminate the problem. As mentioned above, DIY solutions do not work and homeowners will find that the problem comes back time and time again, meaning that something is not working.

It is also important to understand that there are many different types of ants and each will require a different solution. A pest control solution that works on field ants, for example, may not work on fire ants. A pest control specialist will first identify the type of ant and determine how to eliminate the problem. This can get rid of an ant problem much sooner than homeowners that try to do it on their own, as people that are not professionals will have to work through much more trial and error before finally getting rid of the ants.

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Our Washington Ant Control Specialists can Help
Ants are the most common type of infestation homeowners deal with every year and while it is very easy for ants to get in, it is much harder to get them out. If you are searching “ant control near me,” we can help. At Pointe Pest Control, our Walla Walla ant control specialists are here to help. Our ant control measures are not only extremely effective, they are also safe for everyone in the home, including pets and children. When you have an ant problem, call us at (509) 524-8448 or contact us online to book an appointment and to learn more about how we can help.

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