No one wants to walk into their kitchen and see ants on their cabinets or near their food. Ant infestations are common and can be one of the most complex insects that will invade a home. In Mississippi, common ants include fire ants, little black ants, pharaoh ants (sugar ants), carpenter ants, and leaf-cutter ants.
The cause of infestation is usually quite simple: food. Ants make their way indoors through cracks and crevices in search of various types of food (depending on the species of ant and age of the colony). Once they find a food source, more and more ants will come into your house.
At Tri-County Pest Control, we have a thorough and comprehensive approach to ant problems. Our knowledgeable team knows that getting rid of an ant infestation is complex and we will consider many factors such as:
- Identify the species of ant invading your home: this is critical as it will help us create an effective plan to eliminate the ant-based on the traits of that specific species.
- Eliminate any food sources in the home: removing or preventing access to food sources is the first step.
- Find the source: we will determine if the ants are nesting outside or in moisture damage somewhere in your home.
- Determine if the homeowners are using any materials or repellents that will decrease the success of any baits or non-repellents that we may use.
Once we have gathered this information, the certified professionals at Tri-County will create a customized plan tailored to your specific situation. We will discuss various treatment options with you to eliminate the ant colony, help to identify and seal up any entry points into the home, and show you what changes you can make to your food storage habits to avoid attracting new ant colonies.
Don’t entrust your ant infestation problem to just any pesticide company. When your house has pest issues, you want to know you are working with a family-owned company with years of experience that cares about their customers and stands behind their work.
Call the experts at Tri-County Pest Control today at (662) 840-1163 and let our certified and experienced team get rid of your ant infestation for good.
Ant-Control Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get rid of ants myself?
Trying to get rid of ants by yourself can be expensive, time-consuming, and ineffective. Many homeowners waste weeks killing visible ants but not targeting the ants that are hiding in your home. In addition, mishandling or misapplication of store-bought insecticides has the potential to harm you, your family, and your pets.
How can I keep ants from entering my home or business?
The primary attractant that ants enter homes in search of is food. Prompt cleanup of any liquid or food spillage is important, as is storing food items properly with tight covers.
Will treating for termites also remove ants?
No. Many species of ants are not affected by termite treatment..