Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (formerly Iridomyrmex humilis).
What are ants?
Ants are insects that home and business owners are very familiar with because they are likely to wind up inside all of our structures at one time or another.
An ant's three body regions, defined waist, short bent antennae, and six legs make these insects easy to distinguish from other species, and all ants are social and live together in large groups. They are excellent communicators and successfully move from the nest to food sources each day in the quest for food and water!
Argentine ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, and pharaoh ants are examples of the many different ants that call the Sacramento area home.
Ants and their Ant-ics
Are ants dangerous?
Why do I have an ant problem?
How do I get rid of ants?
Though most ants don't pose a considerable danger, some do, and sharing your home with any ant species is never advised.
Dangerous ants cause harm to people or can somehow damage our property. Pharaoh ants are examples of dangerous ants; they carry and spread dangerous pathogens like salmonella and streptococcus. Other ant species are dangerous because they like to nest within a home's structural wood or travel through and damage electrical equipment. Dangerous or not, ants are always unwanted in our homes because of their ability to take over in large numbers and contaminate the food we have stored. At first sight of ants trailing around your yard or inside your home, contact a professional.
In our region, ants are a year-round pest problem, and without the help of a pest professional and regular pest control services, it is challenging to keep these tiny insects from finding their way into our homes. Knowing why they may be attracted to your home is essential so that you can make changes to avoid problems with ants. Two of the most common reasons are the presence of food or water. Ants regularly forage for food outside in gardens, outdoor eating areas, trashcans, or pet feeding stations. Ants have high moisture needs, and things like overwatered gardens, leaky pipes, and dripping fixtures will attract ants to a property.
Let the dedicated professionals at Green Day Pest Control help you get rid of your Sacramento property's ant problems. We offer our customers peace of mind by solving all their pest problems. Our professionals customize plans, perform effective pest control treatments, and implement long-term preventative measures.
For the most reliable residential and commercial ant control services in the Sacramento area, reach out to Green Day Pest professionals. We are here to help and ensure that your pest control needs are not only met but exceeded!
How can I prevent ants in the future?
Working with a professional is the best way to prevent problems with ants that can invade our properties in large numbers. In conjunction with professional ant control for your home, the following tips and tricks will help you prevent ant problems in your house:
Make sure to caulk any cracks or openings in the foundation, repair roof damage, and seal spaces around wires and cables entering your home. The ant's small size allows them to enter our homes quite easily.
Place door sweeps on all exterior doors.
Fix leaky pipes and faucets.
Keep pet food and your family's food out of their reach. Never leave uneaten pet food out, and never store your family's food out in the open on counters or tables.
Regularly vacuum and quickly wipe up crumbs and spills.
Don't let trash pile up, and keep lids on trash cans.
To learn more about working together to stop ants from taking over your property, reach out to Green Day Pest Control today!