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How Can I Tell What Type Of Ants Are On My Property?

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Some say that there is a time and a place for everything in life. Although this is true for many things, we can’t see how it pertains to ants invading local homes. There is never a time or place where these pests should be allowed to roam around indoors. If you are curious to know what types of ants are in Greensboro or you want to know how to control ants on your property, here is what you need to know. Contact our team at Go-Forth Home Services today if you need help now with pest problems inside your home. We will send a technician your way and show you what pest control in Greensboro is supposed to look like.

Most Common Ants Found Around Greensboro

Greensboro is home to more than a few species of ants. Some species, like fire ants, like to stay outdoors and almost never invade homes. Other ants, such as carpenter ants, little black ants, and odorous house ants invade homes all the time and will even build their nests inside walls and wall voids if necessary to survive. One of the most concerning species in our area is the pharaoh ant. This 1/16” long, pale yellow insect is capable of making people sick. We will talk more about these and other problematic ants in just a bit. For now, if you need help identifying ants inside your home, bring in our team for a thorough inspection. 

Why Some Ants Are Worse Than Other Ants

All of the ants in Greensboro are a problem when they enter homes. Some species, however, pose a real threat to health and/or property. Let’s start with pharaoh ants. These small insects pick up and carry bacteria throughout homes. They are often responsible for the spread of diseases like salmonellosis and staphylococcus. In a different dangerous way, fire ants threaten people outdoors. These yard pests have the ability to latch onto skin with their powerful mandibles and inject venom with their hind stingers. This is painful for most and potentially life-threatening for individuals with a venom allergy. Finally, carpenter ants threaten the structural integrity of homes. These pests build their nests into structural wood which can cause extensive damage over time. The only upside is that they are easy to identify and can be eliminated with effective ant control

How Can I Naturally Keep Ants Out Of My House?

Although it is highly recommended, you do not have to invest in professional ant pest control to deter these pests from your home. If you have some time, here are some natural ant prevention tips to use today.

  • Keep your living areas tidy and clean.
  • Address moisture spills, leaky piping, and excess humidity.
  • Seal potential entry points around your home’s exterior.
  • Make sure your trash cans are tightly sealed.
  • Store food away inside air-tight containers.

These DIY tips will only go so far to prevent ants. If you want a guaranteed solution, talk with our team at Go-Forth Home Services.

How To Get Rid Of Ants For Good

Do you need assistance removing and keeping ants out of your home? If so, we are here to help. Our team at Go-Forth Home Services offers comprehensive options for home pest control for ants. With just one visit we will identify what types of ants are causing you trouble, where they are getting in, and implement fast-working treatments to get and keep them out.

Get in touch with Go-Forth Home Services for questions about our services or to schedule an appointment for your Greensboro home and property.