Say Good Riddance To Ants In Your Snohomish Home


Ants. Many consider these pests to be the worst invasive species in Snohomish. This is partly because of how prevalent they are. Even if you find a way to prevent all other types of pests from invading your living areas, ants still seem to find a way to get indoors. If you are sick and tired of dealing with these bugs around your living areas, we have some things for you to consider.

Here is what you should know about the different types of ants in Snohomish and how to effectively keep them out of your home. Call our team at Guard Pest Control if you need an immediate option for ant removal. We have lots of effective treatments and Snohomish pest control strategies to help you deal with whatever species are taking over your living areas.

Types Of Ants Common To The Area

When you walk around your property, do you see ants crawling around? These pests are everywhere. Some common species like to invade homes here in Snohomish. These types of ants include pavement ants, pharaoh ants, odorous house ants, and carpenter ants. Pavement ants like to build their nests around driveways and sidewalks. Odorous house ants can live outdoors or inside the wall voids of homes. Pharaoh ants are the same way and will regularly build nests indoors. Finally, carpenter ants live inside structural wood. These larger ants are one of the most problematic species in our area because of the way they infest homes.

We will take some time in a bit to talk more about the problems ants cause. First, consider the benefits of a quick inspection. If you are not sure what type of ant infestation you are up against, talk with our team at Guard Pest Control about scheduling a quick check. We will visit you and help you determine what species you are dealing with.

The Health And Property Risks Of Ants In The House

Having ants inside your home does not always mean your health is at risk. Many of these pests pose little to no threat to humans. Sure, they contaminate food, but that is about it. There are, however, a few local species that do pose a legitimate cause for concern.

Pharaoh ants are one of these species. This small yellow insect loves to crawl through trash cans and has a bad habit of picking up disease-causing organisms like salmonellosis and staphylococcus. They then spread these sickness vectors over countertops, tables, and left-out food. Another problematic ant is the carpenter ant. This pest builds its nests inside structural wood. This can lead to severe damage over time and might cost you thousands of dollars in repair work. The best way to avoid these terrible little pests is with some form of effective ant control. Let’s talk about some of your DIY options to stop these bugs from invading.

Five Useful Ant Prevention Techniques

Ant prevention is a tricky thing. If you are up for the task, here are five useful exclusion and prevention tips to start with.

  1. Check your home’s exterior foundation for gaps, holes, and cracks. Seal up these potential entry points using some silicone caulk or liquid cement.
  2. Invest in screens to replace ones that are damaged, and keep unscreened windows and doors closed when you are not using them.
  3. Make sure your home is clean, and do your best to keep it that way throughout the year.
  4. Address moisture issues like high humidity, leaky piping, and damaged fixtures.
  5. Reduce fallen trees and dead stumps from your property, and make sure your home’s wood is in good condition.

For additional help with ant pest control, consider professional options. We have amazing offerings for you at Guard Pest Control.

Professional Pest Control Is A Great Way To Keep The Ants Away

Keeping ants out of your home does not have to be stressful. To deal with an active infestation or to make sure these pests stay outdoors where they belong, talk with our team at Guard Pest Control about our service offerings.

We would love to help you find a permanent solution to keep these bugs away. We also have solutions to deal with all sorts of other problematic pests that live here in Snohomish. All you have to do is start a conversation with our team.

Reach out to Guard Pest Control or check out our service pages to learn more about home pest control in Snohomish and make an appointment for your home and property.