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Ants In Indianapolis

black ant with larvae

Finally! Everything you'll ever need to know about ants in Indianapolis--all in one convenient location. You probably didn't think that was possible, and yet, here it is, the entirety of every possible piece of information you could ever want to know about Indianapolis ants--unless, of course, you're an entomologist. If your life's pursuit is to learn, in detail, the complex and extraordinary ecosystems of every insect on earth, this little ant article might leave you wanting. But if you just want to know how to keep those ants from driving you crazy or hurting your home, this is the definitive go-to article. The article to end all articles. You probably get the point. Let's dig in, shall we?

Will they hurt me? 

Some pest ants in Indianapolis can bite, but none of them will send you to the hospital.

Will they hurt my house? 

Most ants exploit holes that already exist because of rot or cracking. Those ants won't hurt your home. If you find big black ants with a maroon tint to them, your home could be in danger. Those could be carpenter ants which are responsible for millions of dollars in property damage each year in the United States.

Do ants make people sick? 

Ants don't carry disease inside them like a mosquito or a cockroach, but they can make you sick when they walk around in your trash and then walk around on your counters and on your food. They have a wonderful gift for spreading harmful bacteria around.

Can I get rid of them myself? 

Ants are a pain to get rid of. They breed quickly and they have a nasty habit of splitting their colony when not eradicated properly. This is actually a common mistake many do-it-yourselfers make.

Why are they so hard to get rid of? 

Because they have natural defenses in place to work to guarantee their survival as a species. If you try to destroy their mounds you should know that you're not the first predator to try to kill them this way. This may be why they have tunneling deep in the ground that gives them a way of escape.

Can I use baits and poisons?

Ants have a natural defense for this as well. The only poisons that work on ants are slow-acting poisons. If you use a poison that works too fast, the workers will die off before the queen eats of it. This is one of the ways a colony will split.

So how do I get rid of ants?

Call a pest control company. They have the education, experience, and EPA-approved materials to safely and effectively eradicate ants.

That's it. That is everything you need to know about ants in Indianapolis. Trust the home pest control professionals at Action Pest Control to rid your home of ants, and save yourself money, time and a whole lot of frustration. It really is the best way to go. Contact us today!