The Ants Go Marching

Dana Summers of Columbus, OH, looked out her window and, admiring the green grass, thought fondly of the warm weather just around the corner. Pleasant evenings, delicious fresh fruit, trips to the beach, and quality family time in the back yard. Unfortunately, with the good comes the bad, and the warm weather also means the possibility of unwanted guests in your home.

Pharaoh Ant Pest Advice

Pharaoh Ants, also known as sugar ants, are an especially annoying home invader. They can take over an area with what seems like lightening speed, and their colonies can be as large as 300,000. These ants are usually just seeking shelter and food, but we see them as a tremendous nuisance. They will eat any food debris they come across and will even feed on other pests.

At EnviroTech, we deal with ants on a daily basis and know not only how to treat the problem but also how to prevent future problems. Unfortunately, what many people don’t realize is that these pests are more than just an annoyance. Pharaoh ants are often carriers of diseases such as salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus. And they don’t confine themselves to your kitchen; two of the most common areas in which we find them are the kitchen and the bathroom. Their presence there can create a major health risk to you and your family.

What’s more, the ants you see are just the tip of the iceberg. The sugar ants, like most ants, have workers who the nest looking for food and water; however, there are many more where they came from.

Ants are creatures of habit, so you will generally find them in the same areas and walking the same paths day in and day out. Keep an eye out for them or signs of their presence. And, as with any pest infestation, the best thing to do is contact a professional pest exterminator to handle the problem and restore health and safety to your home and family.

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