St. Louis, Missouri (March 28, 2018)- Ants can be one of the most annoying insects, always getting into your food and gathering in unwanted places. While ants seem harmless, they can actually cause serious damage to your homes, as well as spread diseases. There are two types of ants that are especially common in Missouri, the Carpenter Ant and the Odorous House Ant. Each is unique in appearance, damages they can cause, and how they should be treated. Knowing how to correctly identify ant species is important when trying to find the proper treatment.
Since there are over 12,000 species of ants, it may take an expert to identify the differences. Mick’s Exterminating specializes in pest control services in the St. Charles area and has been delivering exceptional service for more than 40 years. They recommend calling immediately if any ant related issues occur, but they also want clients to know some tips to keep ants from popping up inside your home in the future.
-Don’t leave crumbs lying around and make sure to seal food containers: Some ants feed off of these food sources, so eliminating them may eliminate the ants.
-Seal off entrances: Know where the ants are getting in and using caulk, putty, or glue to seal off those entrance points.
-Use chemicals from an exterminator: Treatment or chemicals for ant prevention is recommended, but if that is too much at the time, putting down a layer of duct tape sticky side up can trap these bugs in urgent matters.
Mick’s Exterminating offers free estimates and would love to assist with any pest-related issues or questions you may have about our St. Louis termite exterminator.