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Ants are frequent surprise guests in Atlanta homes. They can enter your home through the tiniest of cracks and quickly bring the rest of their colony. In addition to being a nuisance, ants can carry bacteria to food sources, chew through wood (carpenter ants) or deliver painful stings (fire ants).
Ants are attracted to food residue: trash, crumbs, sweet or greasy substances in kitchens, pantries and dining areas. If a few foraging ants find a great food source, they leave pheromone chemical trails for other ants to follow. Colonies can number up to 500,000 and can uproot and relocate quickly when threatened, and can establish new colonies in the walls of your home, in your lawn, or even under home foundations.
If you notice ants in your home, it is best to immediately call the experts before your ant problem gets worse. Inspect-All is here to help- call today (770) 483-2420
DIY Ant Control
Most DIY ant treatments deal with only the ants you see, not the source or the colony. Ants can live up to 7 years, and queen ants can live up to 15 years, so ant colonies have a relatively long life! Different types of ants and different types of ant problems require different treatments. Dealing with an ant problem is best left to the experts at Inspect-All, but there are several things you can do at home to keep from attracting new ants:
Sweep and mop floors frequently
Don't leave dirty dishes in the sink or on counter tops
Don't leave pet foods out after animals have finished eating
Empty trash and clean trash area regularly
Rinse recyclables and store them outside if possible
Eliminate pooling water sources around the home
Trim lawn and trees/bushes so they are not touching the home
Seal cracks and crevices and ensure entry points are tightly sealed with no gaps
Types of Ants in Atlanta
Atlanta has many different types of ants, but the three most common household pests are:
Small and dark brown, and very common summer pests in Atlanta homes. They are attracted to moisture and like to build colonies under buildings.
Large and typically black in color. Small wood shavings are a sign of infestation as they burrow tunnels in wood.
Red, aggressive biters who build red mounds in sunny open areas.
Seasonality of Ants
In a warm climate like Atlanta, ants are typically very active from Spring to Fall.
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