Ant Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Ants

What are ants?

Ants are small insects that live in colonies with distinct social structures. Most ants grow to less than an inch in length, and most ants have a dark brown, reddish-brown, or black coloration, though this depends on the specific species. Ants all have strong jaws and are known to bite or sting when threatened.

Though they're small insects, ant infestations can quickly grow to dangerous proportions and present serious health and safety risks around your property. Professional ant control is the best solution to stopping ants in their tracks and preventing problems on your property.

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Are ants dangerous?

Infestations of ants are dangerous, especially if you find yourself dealing with a particularly aggressive species. Ant bites or stings easily trigger allergic reactions in those sensitive to them, and even people without preexisting allergy issues may find themselves struggling with allergy issues after multiple ant bites.

Some species of ants tunnel will through wooden structures and leave behind costly damages on your property, while others infiltrate electrical outlets and other utility areas, causing problems.

All ants track bacteria and pathogens inside your property and across surfaces, leaving you with an increased risk of gastroenteritis or salmonella. Ant pest control is essential if you want to avoid these dangers.

Why do I have an ant problem?

Ant problems start when your property has plenty of easily accessible food, moisture, and harborage areas for ants to take advantage of. A major part of effective ant control is evaluating which factors may attract ants to your property and taking steps to remove or reduce them, making your property less hospitable to these insects.

Where will I find ants?

You'll typically find ants in their underground colonies or hiding under piles of debris and long grass; they may also be near waste disposal areas or compost piles. If they get indoors, ants typically scavenge for food in kitchens, pantries, and cabinets, and you may see them around bathrooms, basements, closets, or storage spaces.

How do I get rid of ants?

Both indoor and outdoor ant control is essential for defeating ants, and High Country Pest Control has just the ant control solutions your property needs. Our team of expert service professionals strives to provide you with the reliable and effective ant treatments your property requires in order to make it a safe, peaceful space.

Call us now to learn more about our ant treatment plans and home pest control solutions or to get started.

How can I prevent ants in the future?

The following ant prevention tips can help you stop ant problems from developing on your property in the future:

  • Seal cracks around your property's windows, doors, utility lines, and foundation to keep ants from slipping inside.
  • Install sturdy window and door screens in addition to door sweeps and weatherstripping to totally ant-proof interior areas.
  • Remove access to outdoor pet food and cover over compost piles when possible to stop ants from scavenging in these areas.
  • Clear outdoor spaces of piles of debris, fallen fruit, and overgrown foliage that might attract ants.
  • Dispose of trash promptly, always seal trash bags, and use trash cans with tight-fitting lids to stop the odor from attracting ants.
  • Always store leftover food properly and clean up any food or drink spills as soon as possible to prevent scavenging ants.

Effectively remove ant invaders with the help of professional ant control tactics and prevention methods. Contact High Country Pest Control for more advice on preventing ant infestations or assistance defeating an active ant infestation on your property.

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