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Ant Exterminating Treatment in Delmar, MD
Ants are among the most invasive, annoying, and destructive pests. Diligent and tireless, ants are active year-long and can survive in almost any weather condition. These tiny ant invaders come in various species, each with its own characteristics and behaviors. Ants can be found almost anywhere in your home, leaving behind an invisible chemical trail for other ants to follow. Don’t let ants invade your home; call Rice’s Termite and Pest Control today.
Signs Of An Ant Infestation
Before you sign up for ant pest control, understand the signs of an infestation. However, spotting ants in any residential or commercial building is too easy. These ants leave several telltale signs of their presence. You can spot a trail of ants marching to and from a food source, indicating their presence. You can even check the visual cues like visible ant nests, often located in walls, under floorboards, and on ceilings, which are also indicators of a more established ant colony. There could be tiny ant-sized debris, such as their wings or ant frass, near food sources or entry points, indicating an ongoing infestation. If you spot any of these signs in your home or workplace, it’s a clear indication that it’s time to take action.
What Are The Risks of Ant Infestation?
No matter the extent of an ant infestation, it can pose various risks to your health, home, and overall well-being. Here are some of the significant risks associated with ant infestations:
Ants are stubborn foragers. They have a strong affinity for food sources and are always on the lookout for them. In quest, they can invade your kitchen and pantry. While doing so, these ants can contaminate your food, rendering it unfit for consumption and leading to potential health risks.
Not all, but certain ant species can even destroy buildings and homes. Take the example of carpenter ants; they can cause significant structural damage to your home. They reside in wooden structures, and, over time, their tunneling activities can weaken wooden structures.
Ants, when traveling, come into contact with different food sources and different surfaces. While doing so, they pick up and transfer pathogens as well as bacteria. It can lead to serious health concerns and the spread of diseases.
Some individuals are allergic to ant bites and their stings. Although not all ant species are deadly, they can cause severe and painful reactions. Take the example of fire ants, whose sting can even require immediate medical attention.
These petite invaders can sometimes be mentally taxing. They are quite active, and the constant presence of these pests can lead to stress and discomfort, affecting your overall quality of life.
Ants may create nests in electrical outlets or appliances, leading to equipment malfunctions and costly repairs. However, they can even pose fire hazards.
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Ant colonies can be very large and often have satellite colonies spread throughout the area. This means that even if one ant colony is found and destroyed, there may be millions of ants still lurking around the corner. Our team provides a thorough inspection of your property to identify any potential colony locations.
Our team performs a thorough inspection of your property and identifies all nearby ant colonies. Rice’s technicians use environmentally friendly and safe products to treat your home and property. The ant control service in Salisbury, Maryland, residents trust attacks ants at the source in their colonies, and we treat the exterior of your home to prevent future ant colonies from invading.
Even the most dedicated do-it-yourselfer might not do a thorough enough job of identifying all aspects of an ant colony. Generally, DIYers kill only the visible ants and don’t eliminate the larger problem while potentially making the problem worse. Our technicians have years of experience in ant and spider pest control, and they stay up to date on the latest equipment and treatments to ensure your home remains ant-free.
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Serving Delmarva Community
At Rice’s Termite & Pest Control, we’re proud pest controllers in the Delmarva community in Maryland. We’ve been providing top-quality termite and pest control services to homes and businesses in these areas for nearly 20 years, and we’re committed to continuing our tradition of excellence.