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Ant Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Ants

What are ants?

Ants are pesky insects that are often more than just a nuisance – many types of ants may be aggressive and cause problems with their stings. In our area of College Station and Bryan, TX, the most common ant invaders you should be looking out for are fire ants and pavement ants.

Fire ants are the more aggressive of these two species and are prone to swarming behaviors; they are small and generally red or red-brown in color. Pavement ants have a darker black color, and they tend to build their colonies around areas of pavement, hence their name.

If you need help identifying the culprits of an ant infestation on your property, don’t hesitate to contact Swoboda Pest & Termite Control.

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Are ants dangerous?

Even though ants are small, they are dangerous pests to have around your property. All ant species may bite humans, and though these bites are mostly harmless, they have the potential to trigger allergic reactions. Fire ants may swarm and deliver multiple stings to their victims, resulting in severe itching, swelling, and pain, and ants crawling around your food storage areas lead to the spread of bacteria and pathogens.

Effective ant control is essential if you want to avoid the dangers of these insects.

Why do I have an ant problem?

Ants are attracted to properties that provide them with easy access to food, moisture, and spots to create their colonies. If you have lots of overgrown areas outdoors, cluttered areas indoors, cracks and crevices that ants can use to invade interior spaces, or moisture issues around your property, you are likely to pick up an infestation of this pest that can only be solved with pest control ant treatment.

Where will I find ants?

Ants are most commonly found in outdoor areas near trash cans, moisture, and overgrown foliage or grass; their colonies may be partially or completely underground and only identifiable by a small mound. Indoors, ants are commonly found around kitchens, bathrooms, and food storage areas where they have plenty of access to food.

How do I get rid of ants?

The best way to get rid of ants around your Bryan, TX, property is to invest in home pest control and commercial pest control services and the general ant control solutions provided by Swoboda Pest & Termite Control. Our team will utilize baiting and mound treatments to remove any colony of ants on your property and protect both your indoor and outdoor spaces from these pests.

Call us today to learn more or get started.

How can I prevent ants in the future?

The following ant prevention tips will help stop these insects from overtaking your property in the future:

  • Clean up clutter around outdoor areas, such as piles of debris, woodpiles, and fallen fruit, in addition to trimming back overgrown foliage and grasses to reduce ant hiding spots.
  • Seal cracks around your property’s windows, doors, and foundation to stop ants from slipping into interior spaces.
  • Always seal trash bags tightly and use trash cans with tight-fitting lids to stop the odor from attracting ants looking for an easy meal.
  • Store leftover food and drinks properly and clean up any spills promptly, as traces of food and drinks are prime attractants for ants.
  • Declutter interior areas and clean kitchens and food storage areas often to deter ants from hiding in these spaces and catch ant problems before they become widespread.

Contact Swoboda Pest & Termite Control for more information on preventing ants or for assistance defeating ants that have already invaded your Bryan, TX, property.

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