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Don't Fight Ant Hills In Louisville Alone

July 3, 2019


a large colony of ants crawling up and around a hill of sand on a residential property

Ant hills and colonies are scattered throughout Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. Once ants have set up their colony, they will begin foraging for food - often in your home. During the summer, there are more picnics, barbecues, and other events which attract ants. The excess food, sugar, and proteins will put you at risk of inviting an ant colony into your home. Here’s what you need to know about ants in Louisville.

Louisville ants

Unfortunately, there are multiple species of ants that live in Louisville. The three most common species are house ants, carpenter ants, and pavement ants. Each type has a different nesting pattern. Pavement ants look for cool places under rocks or concrete, hence their name. Carpenter ants look for damp wood, which is easy to excavate as they build tunnels through wood. House ants are one of the most annoying types of ant, as they will nest almost anywhere. House ants aren’t picky about where they live, what they eat, and where they go, so they are the most likely to be found inside your house.

During the summer, ants are more active. This is partly due to the sudden increase in outdoor gatherings with a lot of food - the more crumbs, the more ants! Ants are also more active during the summer because of the warm weather and increased humidity. The most active time of year for ants in Louisville is from March to October. However, if ants make their way into your house, they could remain active all year.

Why not DIY ant control

You may think that purchasing any ant poison and killing ants as you see them will solve your problem; this is actually not the case. Eliminating ants, especially if you have an infestation, is a difficult process that should be approached carefully. In order to eliminate ants, you need to be sure the treatment is meant for the right kind of ant. If you try to use house ant treatments on carpenter ants, you are less likely to be successful.

Another problem with DIY control is that the chemicals and treatments can be dangerous. When used incorrectly, chemicals can get into your food, on your counters, and around your house. This exposes you and your family to substances which could harm you.

The final reason to avoid DIY attempts at ant control is budding. When an ant colony feels threatened, it will divide itself into two colonies. Each colony continues to grow and spread, and suddenly your problem has multiplied. Ants are smarter than you may think, and will know when you try to eliminate them. They will find ways to sneak around you and create new colonies in or near your house.

How to get rid of ants

You are not alone, though. Even though it doesn’t often work to get rid of ants on your own, there are still some options for fighting ant colonies in Louisville. Here at Action Pest Control, we offer professional ant control services. With the option for ongoing pest control, you can be sure that you’ll never need to face a kitchen full of ants alone again. Action Pest Control takes a three-step approach to your ant problem. We analyze the situation, develop a treatment plan, and apply a focused and customized treatment. We offer a variety of treatment options including bait formulations and residual products. These treatments are specifically designed to attack the ants in your home. They are safe and offer longer-lasting results than any DIY methods you may attempt. Don’t wait until the ants in or near your home have taken over - to discuss a solution to your ant problem, call Action Pest Control today!




 

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