All creatures in nature serve a purpose…with the exception of bed bugs! There doesn’t seem to be any real reason for the existence of those little vampires.
I digress…ants are important species in nature. They are nature’s scavengers. Depending on the species, they help break down dead trees, dead insects and dead animals. Outdoors, it won’t take long for food products to be discovered and devoured by a variety of different ant species.
They have amazing physical strength and an ability to work together with the greatest of ease for the good of the colony. These master engineers of the environment are respected when they keep their habits in the natural world. The trouble arises when they decide to invade and/or build their nests in human environments.
Ants invading your home or business can be an annoying occurrence for Texas residents. Many residents seek help from a Houston pest control professional after months of using do-it-yourself pesticides.
Once ants gain a stronghold on your home or business, they can be difficult to treat. Ants often have their nesting sites outdoors. Once nests become large, they will expand their nests by setting up sub-colonies.
Often time’s homeowners see ants on their driveway, walkway, decks, siding, in planters, etc. and use topical sprays in hopes of killing the ant nests. This strategy will kill the ants that you see on the surface, but it will not kill the ants that are in the nests nearby.
Those ants will often detect danger and split up to set up sub-colonies, thereby expanding their nests causing more of a problem. Sub-colonies can be in another location underground or within a nearby structure. Wall voids, roofing, sofits, gutters, under floors, behind cabinets and under concrete slabs are common places where you will find additional ant colonies.
Pest control companies in Houston report that unless you uncover the nesting site and kill the queen, any attempts at killing the ants will be futile.
Don’t make the mistake of trying to treat invading ants on your own. Proper identification of the invading ant species by a Houston pest control expert is required for full eradication of an ant colony.
We can help – give our ant control experts a call today.