Effective Sacramento Ant Treatments

Ants can be discovered in many parts of your home, particularly in the kitchen area. Give our specialists a call if you are ready to get your home back from these unwanted bugs.

 

Ant Entry Points

Ants will make their way into houses using small holes and crevices. Once inside ants will begin their search for a food supply. Anything sweet or oily left on a counter top or any other location in your kitchen will draw in ants because these are their favorite types of food.

When you see ants roaming around your home, they are all leaving an ant path; a chemical substance undetected by human beings. Ant trails are extremely useful for ants, allowing them to discover their way back to the food whenever they like. In order to find their way back to the nest, they just simply follow the trail. This scent path allows other ants to follow it to the food source.

 

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Sacramento Ant Colonies

Ants reside in a colony; should you notice just one ant, you will find tons more close by. You will find up to 500,000 ants in a colony at one time. Worker ants live approximately 7 years while queen ants are able to live up to 15 years.

Once the ants have discovered a location to live in your home, they can remain unnoticed for a very long period of time. The ants can also quickly and swiftly relocate if they feel that their house is in danger.

The Life of an Ant

An ant will go through 4 stages in a lifetime. They begin as an egg, then go into the larvae stage; next will be the pupae stage and finally it will become a grownup. Ant eggs are shaped like an oval and are a clear translucent milky white. Ant larvae will hatch about 2 to 3 weeks after the eggs have been laid. Pupae will look like a full grown ant but will have a white colored body and folded up antennae and legs.

An adult ant forms once they have completed the pupae stage of the life-cycle. There are three kinds of ants; workers, queens and males. Queens are responsible for laying the eggs while male ants are responsible for mating with the queens. The ants that you find searching your counter tops are the worker ants. Their primary function is to find and gather food, keep the larvae fed and to keep the colony nice and neat.

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Do It Yourself Ant Eradication Solutions

 

In the case that you have already found ants in your house, You might have already tried to use an over the counter solution or perhaps tried to use a more ‘natural’ method to eliminate the ants. However methods like these tend to not work because the poison is only targeting the individual ant and not the entire colony. It could also be because you are using the wrong type of treatment for the type of ant that you have.

Let Our Sacramento Ant Control Specialists Help You

Simply give us a call at Pest Control in Sacramento right away if you are ready to get those unwanted ants removed from your home. Our Sacramento professionals are all set for the task, regardless of the level of infestation! Simply call us at (916) 385-0276 today.

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