Ant Exterminator in Springfield MO Keeps Bugs at Bay
July 23, 2021
If you need an ant exterminator, Expert Pest Solutions in Springfield can help! When these pesky pests invade your home, you need a team of professionals who understand how to get rid of them quickly and keep them away.
Ants are often portrayed in stories and cartoons as industrious and clever creatures. Even busier than the bees, ants build huge colonies where they rear their young, store their food, and serve their queen. That is all well and good as long as they stay outside where they belong. However, when they come inside your home and start making off with your food, it is an entirely different matter. That’s when you need an ant exterminator! Expert Pest Solutions in Springfield, MO is just a phone call away.
Most ants are harmless to humans and are more a source of annoyance or embarrassment than a threat to health or safety. The most common pest ant in Missouri is the odorous house ant (Tapinoma sessile) . They are 2 to 3 mm long and range from dark brown to black in color. Their name comes from the fact that they give off a strong smell when crushed. These ants have more than one queen and nest both indoors and outdoors, wherever they can find a space. Although they normally eat plant nectar or honeydew, they invade homes in large numbers to find food, especially during rainy periods. As omnivores, they will scavenge for many types of food, but prefer sweet things. That plate of cookies you left out on the counter overnight doesn’t stand a chance!
The Pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis) is another common ant found in Missouri. Smaller and lighter in color than the odorous house ant, they are about 1-2mm long and are light tan. They also have multiple queens in their colonies, but nest indoors in almost any small space. According to the University of Missouri Extension Office, “They are common in wall voids, behind baseboards, in electrical outlets and other small void spaces. They also scavenge for many types of food both indoors and outdoors.
If you see these or any other type of ants inside your home, call an ant exterminator! Once a colony finds food in your home, they will continue to visit. They may even build nests in your house. At Expert Pest Solutions, we understand the pests that occur locally and how to control them. We have service programs to suit any need and budget. Our quarterly service plan offers services four times a year on a schedule you choose. Our one-time service is great when you have an outbreak and need to gain control quickly. We also offer special services for termites and spiders.
Our team of local pest control professionals uses only approved products and ensures that they are applied safely and effectively. We live here, too, and strive to provide excellent and affordable services for our neighbors in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, Republic, Rogersville, and Strafford. Whether you are looking for an ant exterminator or other pest control services, give us a call at (417) 413-4776. You can also get a quote by filling out our online request form. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.