Ants are one of the most common pests seen both in residential and commercial areas.
There are over 10000 species of ants, each one having its own unique adaptation to survival. They are social insects, which means they live in large colonies or groups. Depending on the species, ant colonies can consist of millions of ants.
In combating ant infestations it is essential to know the exact species of ant as traits like ‘nest types’ and ‘food preferences’ are peculiar to each species and are necessary in determining the source of the problem. At KenMore are able to classify not only the species that has infested your household or premises, but will also be able to correctly determine the right type of insecticide and bait to be used.
SIGNS OF ANT INFESTATION
The most obvious sign of an ant infestation is the ant trail.
Other signs like gathering of wood scrap or dirt are peculiar to certain types of ants.
Although ants generally do not carry disease, they can destroy valuable property and contaminate food.
Eliminate standing water.
Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes pests use these branches to get into your home.
Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around the bottom of your house.
Make sure that firewood and building materials are not stored next to your home. Pests like to build nests in stacks of wood.
All these can be used to manage the situation, but it’s always best to eradicate the pest. That’s why KenMore is here to help.