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The Ant Invasion: How Environmental Pest Solutions is Fighting Back

March 24, 20234 min read

Introduction:

Ants are one of the most common pests that homeowners and businesses in Pennsylvania deal with. From tiny sugar ants to large carpenter ants, these insects can cause damage, spread disease, and create a general sense of unease. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the ant invasion and how Environmental Pest Solutions is fighting back.

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Understanding Ants Ants are social insects that live in large colonies

There are several types of ants that are commonly found in Pennsylvania, including odorous house ants, pavement ants, and carpenter ants. Odorous house ants are small brown or black ants that are often found in kitchens and bathrooms. They get their name from the unpleasant odor they emit when they are crushed. Pavement ants are also small brown or black ants that are commonly found in outdoor areas. Carpenter ants are larger ants that can cause damage to wooden structures.

Ants are attracted to homes and businesses for several reasons. They are searching for food, water, and shelter. Ants are particularly attracted to sweet and greasy foods, such as sugar, honey, and meat.

The Ant Invasion

Ants are always a problem in Pennsylvania, but they are particularly problematic right now. According to Google Trends, searches for the term "ants" have increased in recent weeks. This could be due to the warmer weather or changes in ant behavior. Regardless of the reason, the increased search volume suggests that many homeowners and businesses are dealing with ant infestations.

Ants can cause a variety of problems for homeowners and businesses. They can contaminate food, damage structures, and spread disease. Carpenter ants, in particular, can cause significant damage to wooden structures. They do not eat wood, but they will excavate it to create their nests.

Environmental Pest Solutions' Ant Control Services

If you're dealing with an ant infestation, Environmental Pest Solutions can help. We offer a variety of ant control services to homeowners and businesses throughout Pennsylvania. Our services include baiting, spraying, and preventative treatments.

Baiting is an effective way to eliminate ant colonies. We use eco-friendly and pet-friendly baits that are safe for use in homes and businesses. The ants will take the bait back to their colonies, where it will eliminate the entire colony.

Spraying is another effective way to eliminate ants. We use eco-friendly and pet-friendly products that are safe for use in homes and businesses. Our technicians will spray the affected areas, as well as any areas where ants are likely to enter.

We also offer preventative treatments to keep ants from coming back. Our technicians will inspect your property and identify any areas where ants are likely to enter. We'll then apply a barrier treatment to keep ants from entering your home or business.

The Types of Ants Found in Pennsylvania

There are several types of ants that are commonly found in Pennsylvania, including carpenter ants, pavement ants, odorous house ants, and pharaoh ants. Each species has its own unique behavior and preferences, so it's important to identify the type of ant you're dealing with in order to effectively control it.

Why are Ants Attracted to Your Home

Ants are attracted to your home for a variety of reasons, including food, water, and shelter. They're particularly drawn to sweet and sugary foods, protein-based foods, and even grease and oil. Ants can also enter your home through cracks and crevices in your foundation, so it's important to seal up these entry points to keep ants out.

Signs of an Ant Infestation

Ant infestations can be difficult to spot, but there are some telltale signs that you should look out for. These include ant trails, small piles of dirt or debris, and hollow-sounding wood. If you notice any of these signs, it's important to take action immediately to prevent the infestation from spreading.

Ant Prevention Tips

Prevention is key when it comes to ant control. Here are some tips to help prevent ant infestations from occurring in your home:

  • Keep your kitchen and dining areas clean and free of food debris.

  • Store food in airtight containers to prevent ants from accessing it.

  • Seal up any cracks or crevices in your home's foundation to keep ants from entering.

  • Trim back any trees or bushes that are touching your home to prevent ants from using them as a bridge.

Conclusion

Ants may be a common pest, but they can still cause a lot of problems for homeowners and businesses. By understanding the ant invasion and the services offered by Environmental Pest Solutions, you can take steps to protect your property and keep these unwanted visitors at bay. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our ant control services.

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Ted Hantwerker

Owner of Environmental Pest Solutions

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