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Ant Control Maintenance: Keeping Your Katy Home Ant-Free Long-Term

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Although you may see ants all year round in Texas, they are especially active during the summer. This is when ants are on the move, looking for new ground to settle.

If you are noticing problems with ants entering your home, it’s important to put a stop to the migration as quickly as possible. Once these insects establish a colony, it can be challenging to eliminate them on your own. Let the Katy pest control experts at All-Safe Pest & Termite deploy ant control techniques that protect your property.

The Life Cycle Of Ants: How Ant Colonies Develop

Undertaking steps to deploy ant control in your yard generally starts with preventing new colonies from developing. When a new colony appears in your yard, it usually starts with a winged queen flying to a new location to start a nest. Queens without wings can crawl to a new location, sometimes with the help of workers. With the queen inside the new nest, she begins laying eggs, which go through a larval and pupal stage before becoming an adult ant.

Within a few months, the colony establishes itself. After about a year, the colony is fully mature. Some mature colonies have more than one queen. It’s helpful to try to eliminate the colony before it becomes mature.

Ant Dangers: Understanding The Risks Of An Infestation

Although most people may consider an invasion of ants to be a nuisance, an ant infestation on your Katy property is dangerous for a number of different reasons:

  • Bites: Ant bites are painful and, in some circumstances, may require you to seek medical attention, as some people may have an allergic reaction.
  • Exterior damage: Ant nests can cause damage to your landscaping. They also may cause problems for electrical wiring that you have buried on the property.
  • Interior damage: If ants establish themselves in your home, they could destroy drywall and insulation. They also could contaminate your food, potentially causing illnesses.

Through bites, structural damage, and food contamination, ants can cause problems for you, your family, and your pets.

Professional Ant Control: Eliminate The Infestation

When you hire our team to control the infestation of ants on your property and at your home, we start by inspecting the property. We are looking throughout the grassy areas for signs of significant ant activity that could indicate the presence of a nest. If the nests are close to the home, it’s possible that the ants may enter the house, which makes it important to remove all nests.

We then treat the nests with a product that eliminates the ants. The residual product we use contains bait that will draw in nearby ants before eliminating them, too. This is the most effective way to control multiple kinds of ants, especially fire ants, and to prevent them from returning.

We can follow up with you later to make sure the treatments are still working.

Ant Prevention Tips: Keep Your Home Ant-Free

Ants can cause a lot of problems in a hurry at your Katy home. If you are wondering how to get rid of ants in the house, let the experts at All-Safe Pest & Termite tackle the problem. We have multiple proven techniques for controlling ants that work faster than DIY products you may pick up at the store.

When you rely on our pest control experts in Katy, we know how to keep ants away, too. We deliver ant control for homeowners that takes multiple factors into consideration, including the types of ants you have and the particular dangers they pose.

When you need ant pest control services near you, reach out to our team of experts today.

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