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Say Good Riddance To Ants In Your Evansville Home

ants eating cake in the kitchen

Ants are everywhere in Evansville. You see them every day. On the sidewalk, crawling on trash cans, making ant piles at the park, and even in cracks in the sidewalk. It is impossible to eliminate all the ants in Evansville, but they aren't a big deal as long as they aren't around your property. 

However, ants can become a big nuisance when they invade your Evansville home. They are unsightly and can also cause damage and pose health risks to you and your family. 

Fortunately, at Action Pest Control, we understand the issues ants can cause around your Evansville home. We are experts in Evansville pest control and know exactly how to keep your home ant-free.  

How to Tell If You Have An Ant Problem In Your Home

Early detection of an ant problem is crucial in preventing it from escalating into a full-blown infestation. Here are some signs of an ant infestation in your Evansville home:

  • If you consistently notice a trail of ants moving in a line, especially where food and water are present, it's a clear sign of an ant infestation.
  • Spotting individual ants, particularly near windows, doors, or cracks, suggests that there may be a larger ant colony nearby.
  • Discovering ant nests in or around your property, such as their hills in your yard or nests in cracks and crevices, confirms an ant infestation.
  • If you find chewed or damaged food packaging in your pantry or kitchen cabinets, ants may be the culprits.
  • Carpenter ants can cause structural damage by burrowing into wooden structures. Look out for wood shavings or weakened wooden areas.

If you see any of these signs, contact us immediately for a home pest inspection. We'll confirm the presence of ants and help you keep them out. 

The Health Risks Of An Ant Infestation

While ants may seem harmless, they can pose health risks when they infest your home. Ants can contaminate food and food prep surfaces. An ant sting from some species, like fire ants, can cover you with itchy, painful welts that, in some cases, can lead to anaphylactic shock. 

Along with health issues, dealing with an ant infestation can be stressful and disrupt your peace of mind, affecting your overall well-being.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of An Ant Infestation

Local hardware stores provide plenty of options for DIY ant control, but the best way to eliminate an ant infestation is to work with us at Action Pest Control. 

We'll customize an ant control plan for your home based on the specific threats you are facing. Our trained technicians will treat common ant hot spots like windows, eaves, door frames, and pavement cracks up to 20 feet from your home and the base of trees up to 40 feet from your house. 

Call us today for professional ant control you can count on. We'll work quickly to remove the ants in your home and develop a treatment and control plan to keep them from returning, so you can enjoy your home without worrying about ants crawling all over. 

Five Naturally Effective Ways To Prevent Ants From Coming Back

Once you've gotten rid of ants around your home, you want to do everything you can to keep them from returning. Here are five natural and effective methods to prevent ants from returning:

  1. Seal entry points.
  2. Keep your home clean.
  3. Store food in airtight containers. 
  4. Remove standing water.
  5. Consider using natural deterrents like vinegar, citrus peels, cinnamon, or peppermint oil near entry points and ant-prone areas.

Combined with a home pest control plan from Action Pest Control, these preventative measures will keep your home free of ants and other annoying and potentially dangerous pests in Evansville.