How To Get Rid Of Ants On Your Tulsa Property
August 6, 2021
Ants are a common pest that will invade a home or business seeking sources of food, and often enter in droves. The body of an ant has six legs, a large head, antennae, and is covered with a rigid exoskeleton. They range in length from 1/16 of an inch to nearly one inch depending on the species, and appear in colors including black, brown, red, and others.
What Is The Harm In Finding Ants?
The majority of ants reside outdoors in large underground nests (colonies) with many others. Ants are known for becoming a nuisance during picnics and barbeques; however, they are also very capable of moving indoors. In nature, ants are extremely opportunistic pests that will consume many foods including nectar, plant material, and other insects.
Once indoors, ants are most attracted to sugary foods, and those that are high in fat and protein. Performing regular cleaning, particularly in kitchen areas, is very important for preventing ants.
Some of the most common types of ants found in this region include odorous house ants, pavement ants, and acrobat ants. Carpenter ants are a unique type that builds their nests within wood structures, and can create costly property damage as they burrow.
As they travel through the interior, ants can potentially contaminate foods and spread bacteria. Although some types of ants can bite or sting humans, they are largely not considered to be dangerous.
The Challenges Of Eliminating Ant Infestations
Ants pose a variety of challenges that begin with their size. Based on their small body type, ants are able to infiltrate a property through cracks in the foundation, holes in window screens, gaps in the seals surrounding windows and doors, and more.
Ants also secrete chemicals (pheromones) that act as a means of communication. Once ants have discovered a source of food indoors, the trail of pheromones attracts many more ants, which can result in a relatively minor intrusion quickly getting out of control.
Despite the presence of ants indoors, their nesting location is typically located outside. This creates challenges because these pests can retreat to areas that are potentially inaccessible to insecticides. The majority of do-it-yourself treatment options sold in stores and online are insufficient for eradicating ants, and the best course of action is to consult with a licensed professional.
The Professional Ant Control Programs Used By Dandi Guaranty
Our team of local professionals employs a series of steps for eliminating ants as follows:
Inspection: A technician will thoroughly assess the property to determine the exact species of ant involved, the extent of the invasion, and the location of the nest, which is typically near the property’s exterior.
Treatment: An efficient and highly effective treatment plan will be chosen, which often employs insecticides, bait stations, and other measures for eliminating the nest.
Follow-up: A routine service visit is typically recommended as part of a comprehensive ant treatment plan to ensure results.
Experienced Provider Of Pest Control Services In Tulsa
Dandi Guaranty has been proudly creating solutions for home and business owners in the Tulsa region for more than 60 years. In addition to ants, our staff is well equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary for expelling fleas, bed bugs, termites, and many other problematic intruders. We adhere to many of the recommendations from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and other leaders in the industry.
Remember to ask about our year-round pest protection plans that are tiered as Essential, Preferred, and Premier. These options involve quarterly property visits, target more than 20 of the most common pests, and include developing a very effective exterior perimeter of protection. Contact us today to speak with a friendly service representative regarding an inspection and estimate.