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Why Ants Invade Orange County Homes And How To Keep Them Out

carpenter ants on a piece of wood

Ants are some of the most common pests that infiltrate local homes and are among the most frustrating for homeowners to try to get rid of. There are plenty of products you can buy in stores that promise to eradicate these troublesome pests, and we're willing to bet you've already tried several. Unfortunately, these products aren't enough to deal with a full-blown invasion. 

This article will explain more about ants, why they seem to multiply daily, and the problems they can cause when they come inside. We'll also help you determine how and why these insects are finding their way into your house. 

Learn more about effective ant control in Orange County with the pros at The PEST Group.

One Ant Usually Means More

Seeing a random ant here and there isn't necessarily an emergency, but taking it as a warning sign is a good idea. One ant suggests something is attracting them to your home, and they have a way inside. Ants are social creatures, and if there is one, there are likely thousands more nearby in the colony. 

Certain types, like carpenter and pharaoh ants, can nest inside the house, so seeing even one can signal the start of a problem. If you have trouble determining the species of ant you have or how they are getting indoors, The PEST Group is here to help.

Contact us today for assistance with ant control in your house or to learn more about our home pest control services.

Our certified pest experts will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. Simply fill out this form for a free, no-obligation estimate.

An Ant Infestation Can Cause Many Problems In Your Home

The problems these pests can cause depend a lot on the types of ants you have in the house. The following list describes some of the issues that can come with an infestation:

  • Ants pick up bacteria while walking outside and can contaminate food and surfaces.
  • Pharaoh ants can spread diseases like salmonellosis, staphylococcus, and streptococcus. 
  • Some species, like harvester and fire ants, can cause painful stings to which some people are allergic.
  • Carpenter ants build their nests inside structural wood; over time, they can reduce the wood's integrity.

Whatever type of ants you have infesting your house, the sooner you get rid of them, the safer your home and family will be. Contact us today at The PEST Group for help getting rid of ants and protecting your property from the trouble they can cause.

How And Why Ants Find Their Way Inside

Ant infestations usually start when they are searching for food, water, or shelter and find a way into your house. Here are some of the most common ways ants get inside:

  • Through cracks and crevices in the foundation or exterior walls
  • Using branches or power lines to access higher areas
  • Around windows and doors that are missing weatherstripping
  • Around screens that don't have a secure fit 

Once inside, ants will take advantage of any food source, including crumbs or spills and moisture issues such as leaky pipes that provide their water needs. The PEST Group's ant control services can help you determine how and why ants are infesting your home and the best way to get rid of them.

Call Us For All Your Ant Control Needs

Ant infestations are almost impossible to eliminate without professional tools and experience. The PEST Group can treat your home and property to help you avoid attracting ants and ensure they stay out. 

Contact us today to learn more about our ant pest control services or to schedule your free inspection and get rid of these troublesome pests for good.