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Are You Struggling With An Ant Infestation In Your Tampa Home?

June 20, 2023 - Ants

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If we asked most of our customers what pests they see most frequently in Tampa, most would say ants, and they would be right. Ants thrive in our warm, humid climate, and you can find them almost everywhere in Tampa, from backyards, parks, sidewalks, garbage cans, and even inside houses. 

You are not alone if you are tired of finding ants in and around your home. These pests are disgusting, annoying, and potentially dangerous. They can also be challenging to detect, prevent, and remove from your Tampa home. That is where we can help. We are EcoSmart Pest Solutions and experts in Tampa pest control. We have the tools, the knowledge, and the experience to solve even the worst ant problems. All of us today, and let us get to work keeping your home ant-free. 

How To Tell If You Have An Ant Problem In Your Home

As common as ants are, it is normal to see them everywhere. But how do you know if the ants you saw indoors are just a few that snuck inside or if you have a full-blown ant infestation in your home? Be on the lookout for the following signs of an ant infestation:

  • Trails of ants: You see a trail of ants moving in a line, especially in kitchens, along baseboards, or near food sources.
  • Presence of ant nests: Ants may establish nests in areas of your home, like walls, cracks, or underneath floors. Look for small piles of soil or debris near potential entry points.
  • Accumulation of ant debris: Some ant species discard debris from their nests, including dead ants, wings, or other materials. Spotting such debris around your property suggests an ant problem.
  • Visible worker ants: If you observe live ants in your home, especially multiple ants foraging for food, it indicates an infestation. Pay attention to their size, color, and behavior to help identify the ant species.
  • Damage to food containers: Ants are attracted to food sources, so look for signs of tampering or damage to food packaging in your pantry or kitchen cabinets.

If you see any of these signs, contact us right away. We will inspect your home and confirm the presence of ants. Then we will get to work treating your ant problem quickly and effectively.

Are Ants In The House A Big Deal?

There isn't any good news about having ants in your home, but if there's anything positive, most ant species aren't considered dangerous. While most ants are harmless, some can cause problems around your home. Carpenter ants can destroy the wood in your home, fire ants can deliver painful and dangerous stings, and some ant species can contaminate food. Either way, ants aren't pests you want hanging around your house. 

Contact Us To Completely Eliminate An Ant Infestation

Whether ants are dangerous or just a nuisance, you don't want them hanging around your home, and the best option for getting rid of an infestation is to partner with us for professional ant control. At EcoSmart Pest Solutions, we know the value of an ant-free house. That is why we offer home pest control plans that include ant control. 

Our plans start with an inspection to identify any active infestations on your property. Then we complete a thorough treatment using residual products for long-term pest control around the interior and exterior of your home. Depending on your needs, we offer yearly or quarterly services to keep your home pest free. 

We will keep ants, and other pests, out of your house and away from your family. Call us today for home pest control you can count on. 

Tips To Prevent Ants From Returning

After we have removed the ants from your home, you want to keep them out. Our home pest control plans include follow-up visits, but there are steps you can take to keep ants away. Here are some tips to prevent ants:

  • Clean up spills and crumbs immediately.
  • Store food in airtight containers.
  • Empty indoor trash regularly and store it outside in a bin with a sealed lid.
  • Seal cracks and crevices around your home.
  • Keep trees, shrubs, plants, bushes, and other vegetation trimmed away from your home.
  • Clean pet food and bowls regularly, and don't leave food out.
  • Eliminate areas of moisture around your home.

Following these tips and a professional home pest control plan will keep ants away from your home so you and your family can enjoy life in Tampa ant-free.