Controlling ants can be a challenging task, especially with over 700 different species of ants in the United States alone. These tiny creatures can enter through even the smallest cracks and seek out water and sweet or protein-based food sources. Ants leave a chemical trail containing pheromones to guide other ants to the food source, making it difficult to eliminate them completely. Ants can nest anywhere, from between insulation and flooring in crawlspaces to walls, lawns, stumps, and even under home foundations. With colonies numbering in the hundreds of thousands and worker ants living up to seven years and queens up to 15 years, effective ant control requires identification, locating the nest, and using the appropriate pesticides. Most DIY ant control methods only kill visible ants without accounting for different infestation types requiring specific treatments.
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- Visible ants: If you see a few ants wandering around in your home, it's likely there are many more hiding somewhere.
- Ant trails: Ants leave a chemical trail to guide other ants to a food source. If you notice a line of ants traveling back and forth from a certain area, it's a sign of an infestation.
- Piles of dirt or debris: Some species of ants, like carpenter ants, create nests by excavating wood or other materials. They leave piles of sawdust or debris behind.
- Rustling sounds: If you hear rustling or crunching sounds coming from walls, it could be the sound of ants moving around inside.
- Damaged wood: Certain species of ants can cause damage to wooden structures as they burrow through them to create their nests.
- Presence of wings: Winged ants are often seen during mating season and can indicate the presence of a nearby colony.
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