Ant Control in
Salt Lake City, UT
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It’s unnerving to see ants crawling inside your kitchen cabinets or taking over your backyard. When any bugs invade, your home doesn’t feel the same. Ants do more than give us the heebie jeebies. Here are some of the negative side effects of ants in the home:
Ants love the kitchen for a reason. There’s a lot of food to go around. As ants rummage through your food, they may contaminate it and spread foodborne illnesses to you and your family.
One type of ant — the carpenter ant — chews through wood to create nests inside. Similar to termites, they often target the structural wood in the home and can cause severe damage. Other types of ants that live in mounds underground can kill the roots of grass or dry the soil out, killing plants in the yard.
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Thorough Ant Inspection
Ants may be small, but our technicians are experienced at locating and eliminating them. We know the habits of ants — what attracts them to the home, where they like to hide, and how to find the colony’s nest.
During an inspection our team will:
- Identify all infestation locations — inside and outside the home
- Find where the ants may have entered the home, such as gaps around windows or cracks in the foundation
- Locate the nest in order to understand where the bulk of the ants are living
All of this information helps us create an action plan to remove ants from your Salt Lake home.
How To Get Rid of Ants
What makes ants hard to get rid of is the fact that there are so many of them. Typically, homeowners only see a couple ants crawling around and assume their ant problem is small. The reality is that there’s likely an entire colony of ants hiding somewhere in or around the home.
In order to fully rid your home of ants, you need to exterminate the entire colony. Depending on the species of ant, certain baits and treatments are used to remove the ants. Carpenter ants require a more in-depth treatment, since they tunnel themselves deep into wood. A professional pest control company can identify and treat every species of ant in Utah, and ensure the entire population is eliminated.
How To Treat an Ant Sting or Bite
Fire ants and harvester ants are known to sting if they feel threatened. Most people don’t realize they’ve disrupted a fire ant colony until they are being stung repetitively. These stings can be painful and can cause a burning sensation, redness, swelling, and itching.
If you or a loved one has been stung or bitten by an ant, refrain from itching the sting site and wash the area with soap and water. Applying ice to the area or a topical cream can help reduce pain. If the person (or animal) is experiencing an allergic reaction, such as extreme swelling, nausea, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.
If the bite or sting turns into a blister, do not pop it, since this can lead to an infection. Instead, keep the area clean and covered with a bandage.
What Do Ants Eat?
Ants eat just about anything. But they do have some preferences. For starters, they love sugary foods, which is why they always seem to appear after a sugary drink is spilled. In nature, they find this sugar in flower nectar and a substance called honeydew from aphids.
Ants also like greenery. They eat leaves, flowers, and grass, as well as seeds and grains. Ants occasionally eat other insects or animals, too. They’ve been known to eat spiders and ticks, for example.
The most important resource for them, however, is water. Many people find ants in their bathroom or kitchen for this reason.
Do Ants Bite?
Yes, ants do bite — at least some species do. The main biters are fire ants, velvet ants, field ants, and harvester ants, and all of those can be found in Utah. Ants don’t usually bite unless disturbed, so it’s not very common to experience an ant bite. Their bites usually feel like a small pinch, but they can still cause severe health problems, including allergic reactions.
The bites from fire ants can be particularly painful because they usually follow the bite with a sting.
What Do Carpenter Ants Look Like?
Carpenter ants are one of the most destructive ant species out there. They build their nests inside of wood, and they chew tunnels in the wood in order to access these nests. As you can imagine, these tunnels are not good for the structural integrity of the wood.
Carpenter ants are one of the largest ants in Utah, and they are usually a black or dark red/brown color. Some types of carpenter ants, called the swarmers, have wings — which is another great way to identify a carpenter ant. They have antennas, a wide, round thorax, and a slim waist.
They also shed their wings, which means that if you find wings around the home, you may have a carpenter ant problem. Other signs to look out for are piles of wood shavings around wooden areas, like baseboards.
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Pests are no fun. They invade your home and take over your personal space. No one plans for a pest infestation, which is why we promise to do everything to exterminate pests from your life and home. That means that if they come back, we will, too — free of charge.
Although it hasn’t happened yet, if we cannot remove or exterminate your infestation successfully, we will refund you 100% and even pay for your next service. Why? Because when you hire us as your pest control company, you hire results. And we love to put our money where our mouth is!