Ant Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Ants

What are ants?


Ants are small, troublesome pests that are fairly common to encounter, though they bring big issues once they invade your property. An ant infestation may easily get out of control due to the prolific nature of these pests, and ants are notorious for scavenging through kitchens and food storage areas, something that creates health risks and ruins copious amounts of food.

There are many different types of ants you may encounter on your property, though carpenter ants and odorous house ants are especially common in our area. If you are having trouble identifying the type of ant causing problems around your property, reach out to our team at BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care for identification and removal assistance.

Are ants dangerous?

Even though ants are small, infestations of these pests can be dangerous. Ants track bacteria and pathogens onto your property as they scavenge around food storage and preparation areas, and they can spread diseases like salmonella. As ants scavenge in stored food, they contaminate it and create a risk of stomach illnesses if the food is accidentally consumed.

Some ants also sting, and while most ant stings are itching and annoying, some individuals may deal with allergic reactions from ant stings. Additionally, some species of ants deliver painful stings and can do this repeatedly, something that might trigger allergy issues even in individuals without preexisting conditions.

Why do I have an ant problem?

Ants are scavengers that like to take advantage of easy food sources and sheltering areas, like most pests. You most likely have an ant problem because your property provides easy access to food, nesting spots, and moisture. It’s important to look for factors that may attract ants if you want to remove all traces of these pests and defeat an infestation once and for all.

Contact us today to learn more about our ant treatment solutions or to get started.

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Where Will I Find Ants?

Ants are most commonly found in their nests, though they are often seen scavenging for food around your property. Outside, ants will be seen around mounds that mark their underground nests, near trash cans and dumpsters, around debris piles or wood piles, or near long grasses. Once they invade interior areas, you may see them in kitchens, pantries, food storage areas, cabinets, or drawers.

How do I get rid of ants?

Get rid of ants the easy way with the professional ant control our team at BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care provides. We work with you to understand your ant control concerns and provide you with expert solutions that successfully eliminate all traces of ants from your property.

How can I prevent ants in the future?

The following ant prevention tips will help stop ant infestations from occurring in the future once we’ve treated your property for these pests:

  • Remove debris piles and fallen fruit from outdoors, cut down long grasses, and ensure that trash cans or compost cans have tight-fitting lids to deter ants from invading your property.
  • Seal cracks around your property’s foundation, windows, doors, and utility areas to stop ants from getting into interior spaces.
  • Store leftover food properly and clean up food and drink spills immediately to stop the aroma from attracting ants.
  • Address leaks or other moisture issues that may be attracting ants to your property; use a dehumidifier when needed to reduce dampness inside.
  • Consider using airtight containers in food storage spaces to make it harder for pests to scavenge in these areas.

If you have more questions about ant prevention or need assistance with ant removal, reach out to BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care today.

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