Bug Pro LLC provides comprehensive ant control services in the Central Arkansas and South Central Arkansas areas as part of our standard pest control packages. But if you’re wondering whether you have a real ant problem or not, here are some sure signs.
Signs of an Ant Problem
You see a few ants around your house and/or ant mounds outside.
There are trails of sawdust inside or around your home.
Trees around your home or business are dying with ants living in them.
You hear hollow sounds on wooden beams or floorboards when you knock on them.
You hear rustling noises in your walls.
When you leave food out, ants crawl all over it.
Don’t misunderstand, ants do have an important ecological purpose in nature. They serve as scavengers by cleaning up dead organisms, and they serve as an ideal food source for many lizards, anteaters, and other insects. However, just because ants have a handful of environmental benefits does not mean they belong in or around your home or business.
Once ants invade your home, they can be destructive to food and property, introducing diseases and health risks to your family.
Certain species of ants are dealt with differently than others, so identifying the species of ants is a first step. Different ant species have different behaviors and nesting habits. Understanding the specific species’ differences is imperative in order to craft an appropriate control strategy, especially one that is safe for your family and pets.
Ant Types in Arkansas
The most common type of ants in Arkansas are black ants, carpenter ants and fire ants. While black ants can appear as a mild nusiance, carpenter ants can cause a significant amount of damage to your home and wooden structures. Fire ants, on the other hand, can leave you and your pets a with itchy, burning sting!