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Ant Exterminator:

Updated: Jan 21, 2023


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Seeing More Ants

If you start seeing a lot of ants around your house, it could be a problem. If you see them in the kitchen or any place where you keep food, it means they could have made a home nearby and are coming and going as they please. If you don't do something about it, their nest will just get bigger and bigger. Killing a few ants won't help either because they use something called pheromones to find their way around.


Ant Hills

It is not a good sign when you start to see anthills near your home. If they are next to your exterior walls, it is even more troubling. These small anthills might seem insignificant, but when they start popping up within easy crawling distance of your house, it can be a sign that the ants are finding an abundant food source nearby. Ants can travel long distances to find food, and getting from outside your home to your kitchen isn’t too much of a hike for them.

Worse, having these critters so close to your home can put you and your household at risk of accidentally disturbing their nest—which can be a painful mistake if you’re dealing with fire ants!



Ants In the Kitchen and Pantry

It is not a good sign when you start to see anthills near your home. If they are next to your exterior walls, it is even more troubling. These small anthills might seem insignificant, but when they start popping up within easy crawling distance of your house, it can be a sign that the ants are finding an abundant food source nearby. Ants can travel long distances to find food, and getting from outside your home to your kitchen isn’t too much of a hike for them.

Worse, having these critters so close to your home can put you and your household at risk of accidentally disturbing their nest—which can be a painful mistake if you’re dealing with fire ants!


Saw Dust

This subtle sign will only rear its ugly head if your ant problem involves carpenter ants. Also called flying ants, these insects look a lot like termites—with a few small differences. Look for wood shavings or dust next to any areas of your home with wooden walls or furniture.

It’s worth noting that there is some good news here. Where termites consume the wood they’re


chewing through, causing extensive structural damage if left unchecked, carpenter ants will only chew through enough of the wood to clear space for a burrow. This means that they’re less likely to do significant long-term damage to your home.

Of course, that doesn’t mean you should let these uninvited guests stick around! If you’ve seen any wood dust on your floors as you sweep your home, get in touch with a pest control company that can help you get rid of ants.

One other sign of a carpenter's ant infestation is rustling sounds in a wooden wall. As they build their nests, these ants can make slight noises. Knocking on wood and hearing a hollow sound may also indicate that there’s a nest within.


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