The Best Ant Control For St. Louis Properties
September 03, 2021 - Ants
Ants are universally recognized as a pest that will invade homes and businesses pursuing food, often in forms including crumbs, spilled beverages, and food scraps in trash cans. They tend to prefer consuming foods that are high in fat, carbohydrates, or sugar. Among the most common types that plague property owners in the St. Louis region include pavement ants, odorous house ants, acrobat ants, and carpenter ants.
Although many types of ants will bite when defending their nest, most are considered a nuisance that poses minimal risks to human health. As they travel through unsanitary environments, ants are exposed to many harmful pathogens, which may contaminate our food and surfaces. Carpenter ants are uniquely associated with property damage, as they will burrow through wood and erode many structures.
Belonging to the Formicidae family of insects, ants are predominately social creatures found throughout the world in over 10,000 various species. The body of an ant is composed of three distinct segments that include the head, thorax, and abdomen. Ants have six legs, antennae, and most species have a durable and water-resistant exterior.
Most types of ants live in large groups (colonies) and are categorized into different roles that support the betterment of the colony. Based on their relatively small size, ants tend to possess tremendous strength that allows for moving objects that well-exceed their own weight. Some types of ants with predominantly a reproductive role are equipped with wings and may be seen gathering in swarms when their mating season begins.
The Challenges Of Eradicating Ants
These are a few of the reasons it can be difficult to get rid of ants without professional assistance:
- Having a small body, ants will easily gain indoor access through very small openings, such as gaps or holes around doors and windows.
- Ants leave a pheromone chemical trail that allows others to follow their path indoors.
- Most types will reproduce quickly; therefore, minor intrusions may soon expand into major infestations.
How Roberts Pest Control Treats Ant Infestations
Many property owners mistakenly underestimate how ant invasions can quickly get out of control. Other individuals will search the internet or local home improvement retail stores for do-it-yourself home treatment options that are promoted using inflated claims of being a fast and easy solution. Unfortunately, many of these store-bought products are incapable of completely eliminating large and more deeply entrenched ant intrusions and result in further frustration.
The experts at Roberts Pest Control have been properly trained in the best methods and treatment options for successfully eradicating large ant infestations. We adhere to a systematic approach when facing these challenges that involve conducting a detailed interior and exterior inspection of the premises, choosing the most effective form of treatment, and always diligently follow-up.
We understand that keeping the property’s interior pest-free requires addressing exterior concerns such as limiting the potential points of entry. Our technicians understand the importance of keeping the interior free of harmful pesticides; therefore, we use many options that have proven to be safe for people, pets, and the environment.
Why Is It Important To Contact A Pest Control Professional?
The experienced team of industry professionals with Roberts Pest Control has spent many years assisting property owners in this region that are facing problems with cockroaches, stinging insects, rodents, and a host of other troublesome and potentially harmful pests. As licensed and trained pest extermination professionals, we recognize how the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methodology has redefined a commitment to operating in ways that protect our overall ecosystem.
Licensed Pest Control Company In St. Louis
Our experts have continued to adopt a variety of products that were developed based on an understanding of the unique life cycle of many different pests, and have dramatically improved the ability to expel them. Many of these options are recommended by the National Pest Management Association and other agencies at the forefront of research and education. Contact us today for an onsite property inspection and estimate. We offer both residential pest control as well as commercial pest management services.