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Houston homeowners are no strangers to ants. Ants are among the most difficult house pests that homeowners have to deal with. They are small enough to get into almost any house, locate their colonies behind walls or deep recesses that are hard to treat, and are capable of a sustained infestation if the resources they need are in good supply. Ants are resistant to DIY methods, which may get some colony members, but not all of them.

 

All-Safe Pest & Termite knows how much of a problem ant control solutions can be, and we are well-trained on how to get rid of ants. Call us today, and let us be your best resource for pest control in Houston.

 

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The Many Types Of Ants That Can invade Your Home

Unfortunately, there are several kinds of ants that may choose to try to share your home with you. Here are some of them:

  • Argentine ants are particularly attracted to sweets; they will enter homes for this reason.
  • Carpenter ants build their nests inside wood. They will bore into your home’s structure.
  • Crazy ants tend to move fast and erratically and are particularly attracted to electronics.
  • Fire ants are aggressive outside that swarm and sting to defend their colony.
  • Ghost ants love sweets. These ants hide behind walls, baseboards, and plants.
  • Odorous house ants give off a smell when crushed. These ants love your plants and gardens.
  • Pavement ants invade kitchens in large numbers and prefer living in insulation and walls.
  • Pharaoh ants situate themselves near food sources and build their home in small, hard-to-reach places.

There are a lot of ants you may have to deal with in your Houston home, but only one company you need to call to get rid of them. Call All-Safe Pest & Termite. We know how to kill ants and can help you get rid of any ant infestation.

How Dangerous Is It To Have Ants In My House?

Ants can subject you to the risk of property damage and health complications. Some ants are drawn to electronics and can cause electrical shorts. Fire ants will swarm any perceived threat and deliver multiple stings, while carpenter ants will tunnel through the wooden structures in your house. Other ant species can provoke allergies in some individuals or track diseases into homes, subjecting you to things like E. coli, streptococcus, and staphylococcus. And then there are those species notorious for getting into stored food, rendering it unfit for human consumption.

 

Ants can bring a lot of negative consequences with them when they come into your home, but All-Safe Pest & Termite has good news; we know all about ant control in your house and can help you get rid of ants quickly. Call us today, and let us help you.

How Can I Naturally Keep Ants Out Of My House?

Here are some tips that can help you reduce the chances of having ants move into your home:

  • Seal garbage tightly. Easy outside access to trash is the number one draw for ants.
  • Clean up yard debris. Grass clippings and woodpiles are attractive to ants.
  • Keep landscaping trimmed. Plants touching your house can lead ants into your home.
  • Keep your counters clean. Ants find dirty counters delightful.
  • Keep your floors clean, too. Ants will move in if they find tasty crumbs on your floors.
  • Avoid clutter. Ants like to explore clutter. Clean up clutter to discourage ants from coming.

These tips can help discourage ants from falling in love with your home, but ants are very exploratory and will likely come in eventually. When you need help, All-Safe Pest & Termite provides ant control near you. Contact us for assistance with ants.

What Should I Do To Remove The Ants Around My House?

To get rid of ants effectively the first time, call All-Safe Pest & Termite. DIY solutions are often ineffective on ants because these treatments may eliminate some ants but not all. Our pest control professionals know what kills ants. Call us today, and we can help you get rid of yours. 

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