How to Control Ants Around Your Home and Business

Ants are fascinating animals. Ants make up 20% of the biomass on the planet. Except for Antarctica, every continent has its own native species of ant. There are approximately 1,000,000 ants for every human on the planet. Ants are super-strong able to carry 10 to 50 times their own body weight. Ants may seem like simple insects, but they can be very complex. They actually farm other animals to use their products. They are also survivors. Many ant species can swim, which lets them survive adverse conditions. No wonder ants have survived since the time of the dinosaurs.   

The fact that ants are such great survivors can make them particularly difficult to get rid of when they have invaded your home or business.  

One of the main things you can do to control ants around your home and business is to keep the area clean. Ants are opportunistic feeders. They will feed on sugar, protein and other food sources. They also send out scouts to try to find food sources. They return to the colony with food, and then tons of ants from the colony will follow them to the food sources. Keep food in closed containers, clean up waste promptly, and makes sure to get rid of any sugary liquids that ants could access. Avoid attracting ants, and you do not have to struggle to get rid of them.  

Depending on the type of ant, your home or business itself could provide a home. Some types of ants actually live in your homes, whether they are building colonies or satellite colonies in the wood or damp areas in your homes. Water is the main attractant. So, make sure you get rid of any leaky or damp areas in your home.  

What should you do if you already have an ant problem? Call Flick. We offer extermination programs focused on ants and pest control aimed at preventing ant infestations. While you don’t want ants in the home, many people want to keep ants in their backyard, as ants can help control damaging outdoor pests like aphids. Ants are also great for people who garden. So, we can help you, whether you want an ant-free home and yard or just an ant-free home. 

Why choose Flick for your pest control needs? We offer environmentally friendly solutions that are safe for your pets and the people in your home. We also provide inspections, so that we can spot ants before they become a problem. 

Call us today to schedule your service.