Ants have the ability to enter through the smallest cracks, looking for food water. Ants prefer sweet or greasy products.
Using the ability to enter through cracks, ants can nest about anywhere in and outside a home such as lawns, walls, stumps or even foundations.
Ant colonies can reach up to 300,000 to 500,000 members. Colonies can quickly relocate once the nest is threatened.
Most do-it-yourself ant control approaches kill only the ants you see. Some truly effective treatments can penetrate and destroy nests to help prevent these pests from returning. Also, home remedies don’t account for the fact that different kinds of ant infestations require different treatments.
Signs of Infestation
Ants leave an invisible chemical trail that contains pheromones for others to follow once they locate the food source. Spotting a trail of ants usually means a colony is near.