Ant Exterminator Keeps Bugs From Spending the Winter
November 26, 2021
Need an ant exterminator? If so, Expert Pest Solutions in Springfield can help! It’s fall, and as the weather cools off, these little pests may invade your home, looking for a warm place to winter over. You need a team of professionals who understand how to get rid of them quickly and keep them away for good!
You’ve heard the expression “busy as a bee?” Well, bees have nothing on ants! Ants are industrious and clever creatures who build huge colonies. Inside their underground cities, they raise their young, store their food, and serve their queen. It’s all pretty amazing, as long as they stay outside where they belong. However, when they invade your home and start crawling around on your counters, you may not feel such admiration. That’s when you need an ant exterminator! Expert Pest Solutions in Springfield, MO is just a phone call away.
Because they are harmless to humans, most ants are more of an annoyance than a health or safety concern. The odorous house ant (Tapinoma sessile) is the most common pest ant in Missouri . They are fairly small at only 2 to 3 mm long. Their color ranges from dark brown to black, and their name comes from the fact that they give off a strong smell when crushed. With more than one queen, these ants can nest both indoors and outdoors in a wide variety of spaces. Although they normally eat plant nectar or honeydew, they invade homes in large numbers to find food. According to the Missouri Extension Service,”[t]hey are attracted primarily to sweet foods indoors during rainy periods during spring and fall.” That chocolate cake you left out on the counter overnight is just the kind of food they are looking for. 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 until you do something about them. They may even move in for good, building nests in your house or garage.
At Expert Pest Solutions, we understand the pests that occur here in the Ozarks and know 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 whatever schedule you choose. Our one-time service is great when you need to gain control of an outbreak 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. Don’t let ants make themselves comfortable in your home this winter. Call us today!