Ant Exterminator Gets Rid of Pests
October 8, 2021
If you need an ant exterminator in Springfield MO and the surrounding communities of Ozark, Nixa, Republic, Rogersville, and Strafford, Expert Pest Solutions is the one to call. We offer services to control ants and most other common household pests, and we have service plans to meet your needs and budget. With a range of service plans including one-time service, a quarterly service program or our specialized services, we have an option to fit your needs and your budget.
With over 450 species of ants in North America, and more than 10,000 species around the world, it’s not uncommon to have an ant problem in your home. Ants can be large or small. Fortunately, only fifty ant species are known to invade homes, and of those, only ten are found here in MIssouri. If you have ants creeping up your walls and across your counters, you need an ant exterminator!
Because ants are social insects, they tend to build large, complex colonies. According to the University of Missouri Extension Service, “In human environments, they build nests in soil, open lawns, under concrete slabs, stones or boards, adjacent to foundation walls, in the walls of houses, in decaying wood, or in cavity spaces associated with debris.” This spells trouble if they decide to make your home a building site.
Another thing that makes ants troublesome is that they are omnivores – they will eat just about anything. That means your trash can, the spilled soda on your kitchen floor and any other exposed food will attract them. Their colonies contain thousands of larvae, workers, males, and the queen. That’s a lot of mouths to feed. They are also excellent communicators. Ant scouts will bring a message back to the colony when they find a food source, leaving a chemical trail for other ants to follow. .
If you don’t want them turning up in your cupboards and on your walls, there are a few things you can do to help prevent an infestation. Inside, keep food in sealed containers. Be sure to wipe up any spills promptly (especially of sugary substances), and make sure your kitchen sink is empty and dry at night. Clean floors regularly. Outside, keep trash picked up and avoid stacking things like lumber next to the house. Seal any cracks in the foundation and make sure doors and windows are caulked appropriately. Both indoors and outdoors, empty your trash regularly and rinse out trash cans to eliminate food residue.
If you’ve done all of these things and the ants are still bugging you, contact an ant exterminator from Expert Pest Solutions at (417) 413-4776 or visit our website to request a quote. Our local pest control experts serve customers in Springfield and the surrounding communities of Ozark, Nixa, Republic, Rogersville, and Strafford. We will take good care of you and your home.