The Key To Getting Rid Of Ants In Pasadena And Keeping Them Away

Ants on a sidewalk

You can find ants in Maryland all year long. While these insects may be small, they should not be underestimated when it comes to the amount of harm they can cause if they are able to come into your home. And once they do invade your home, it can be difficult to get rid of them all.

At Accutech Pest Management, we can help keep you safe by eliminating all ants in and around your home. Our experienced Pasadena pest control specialists know the best way to get rid of ants in your home and keep them away for good.

How To Identify Common Ants In Pasadena

There are over 12,000 different types of ants in the world. In Pasadena, we only have to deal with 50 to 60 different species of ants. While ants can come in various sizes and colors, they all have the same basic appearance.

All ants have an exoskeleton, which means that their skeleton is on the outside of their bodies. Their small bodies usually measure anywhere from 1/16  to 1 inch long. Their segmented bodies are separated into three sections, which include their head, thorax, and abdomen. They all also have six legs and two long antennae. Some of the most common types of ants inside homes are dark brown or black. However, they also come in several other colors, including red, yellow, and tan.

The Problems Ants Can Cause In Your House

Many people see ants as nothing more than a nuisance pest. However, not all ants are as harmless as they seem. Some ants can bite or sting you and your pets, which can cause pain and skin irritation. Other types of ants are also able to cause damage to your home by digging holes in wooden surfaces to build their nests.

Many ants can also destroy your yard by digging up the soil to create their ant mounds. While the mounds look like they are sitting on the surface of the ground, the nest will actually reach deep into the soil, which can destroy the roots of the grass and the plants nearby.

In addition to causing damage to your home and yard, ants can also be hazardous to your health. These tiny bugs can carry and spread a wide range of diseases and viruses, such as:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Streptococcus
  • E. coli infections
  • Staph infection
  • Shigellosis

If an ant is in your home, it could contaminate your food by crawling over it. If the ants crawl over your food preparation surfaces, you may not even know the surface has been contaminated.

The Hassle With Do-It-Yourself Ant Control

Ant infestations are difficult to get rid of. There can be over 50,000 ants in one colony. You will rarely see even half the colony at one time, which makes it even more challenging to know what type of infestation you are dealing with. Sometimes, people who try to eliminate an ant infestation on their own will only eradicate the ants out in the open. However, several thousand ants are still hiding in the walls or other hard-to-reach areas.

A professional Pasadena ant control specialist will have the tools and the skills needed to find the ant colony in your home. Once they have discovered where the queen is housed, they will be able to work on eliminating the entire colony.

Professional Assistance Is Key To Total Ant Control

If you want to get rid of all of the ants in your Pasadena home, don't hesitate to contact Accutech Pest Management today. We can eliminate the entire colony of ants in and around your property. Reach out today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Pasadena.

Our certified pest experts will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. Simply fill out this form for a free, no-obligation estimate.

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