Why You Should Call The Professionals About Ants In Your San Diego Home

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Do you have a room in your house that always has ants, and no matter how much you squish, clean, and sanitize, they keep coming back? You are not alone—homeowners across San Diego struggle with invasive ants. We are here today to help you address ant problems indoors. Here is what you need to know about these pests and why property owners around San Diego choose professional home and commercial pest control to protect their and properties.

Types Of Ants That Invade San Diego Homes

Ants come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Some ants are tiny; only 1/16" long. Other species are large. The carpenter ant is the largest pest ant in our area and grows to be 5/8" long. Apart from their size difference, all ants are fairly similar. They all live in large social colonies run by a queen or queens, they all have workers that tirelessly collect food and moisture, and they all invade homes from time to time. The biggest difference between different species is the problems they cause and their likelihood to invade area properties.

The Many Problems An Ant Infestation Can Cause In Your Home

Before we talk about ant control solutions and the challenges of DIY, here is why you don't want ants crawling around in or around your San Diego home. First, some species are harmful to human health. Are ants dangerous all the time? No. in fact, most species pose no threat to human health. Keeping this in mind, Pharaoh ants carry around bacteria that cause diseases such as staphylococcus and salmonellosis. Fire ants bite and sting people that wander too close to their nests. Carpenter ants are arguably worse than both of these dangerous pests. What are carpenter ants? Apart from being the largest ant species in our area, they are also the most destructive. These pests chew tunnels into structural wood and weaken homes given enough time. If you are trying to avoid a several thousand dollar repair bill, you don't want these insects crawling around inside your home.

Why It's So Hard To Get Rid Of Ants On Your Own

If you are looking into home pest control for ants, be careful what options you attempt. Many pesticides designed to kill ants are also incredibly toxic to humans and animals. If misused, you could put your family and pets at risk. In addition to this, many ant hills have more than one queen. If you didn't know, queens are vital for reproduction. You could kill every worker and soldier, but if you don't eliminate every queen, your problem will return. The best way around this is to hire a pest control professional. They know how to identify antsand what methods and products work best to eliminate colonies completely. The trick is knowing which pest control company to hire.

Call The Pros At The First Sign Of Ants In Your House

For reliable pest control in San Diego, turn to the experts at Habitat Protection. Our team of licensed and highly trained technicians deeply understands area pests and is equipped with the advanced tools and treatments needed to address invasive species in and around area homes. Get started today by scheduling a detailed pest inspection of your home. One of our technicians will evaluate your home for pest pressures, identify entry points, and address current and future pest problems.

Call today to learn more about your options. One of our friendly pest control representatives will answer any question you have and find a service time that best fits your schedule. With Habitat Protection on your side, pests like ants will have no choice but to stay outside.

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