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Why Professional Ant Control Is The Way To Go For Your Nashville Home

March 10, 2022

Why are ants crawling around inside your Nashville home? Is it because there are tasty things to find indoors? Sometimes these pests invade living areas to look for food but never find it. But, this doesn't stop them from coming inside day after day to keep looking. If you are fed up with these invasive pests inside your Nashville home, we would like to help. Here is how to get rid of ants and why so many homeowners in Nashville are choosing professional home pest control to protect their interior spaces.

The Life Cycle Of Common Home-Invading Ants

Ants live in large colonies consisting of workers, soldiers, and reproductives. Some species of ants have only one queen, while others have several. All ants start as eggs. Some ants can lay hundreds of thousands of eggs in just a few days, while others only lay a few dozen a day. The quantity depends completely on the species and the number of queens. On average, an egg takes seven to ten days to hatch. As for life span, some species live for a few months while others can survive for several years.

The Many Problems Ants Can Create In Your Home

One question we get frequently is, "Are ants dangerous?" The truth is, most species pose no direct threat to human health. The species you should be most worried about are pharaoh ants and fire ants. Pharaoh ants regularly crawl through trash and other dirty areas where they pick up disease-causing organisms. Two diseases you might contract from things contaminated by pharaoh ants include salmonellosis and staphylococcus. Fire ants, on the other hand, threaten homeowners with painful stings and bites. A fire ant sting causes immediate sharp and hot pain followed by several days of itchiness and discomfort. If you have an allergy to insect venom, this reaction can get much worse.

Carpenter ants cause a much different problem for Nashville homeowners. These large ants tunnel into structural wood to build their nests. This type of behavior causes extensive damage to homes over time. What makes things worse is that carpenter ants are one of the most difficult species to identify. For this reason, we recommend investing in preemptive control rather than waiting to find these pests after they've tunneled halfway through your home.

Why It Is So Hard To Get Rid Of An Ant Infestation On Your Own

Ants are one of the most difficult insects to eliminate in Nashville. Sometimes these pests build their nests in hard-to-reach areas like wall voids and crawl spaces. Other times colonies have multiple queens. Colonies with multiple queens split when faced with danger creating satellite nests nearby and exacerbating your problem. The only way to completely remove ants from your home and property is by investing in professional commercial pest control solutions.

Contact The Pros At The First Sign Of Ants In Your House

There is no faster or more effective way to handle ants than to hire the experts at Cima Solutions. We offer detailed single service and year-round options to deal with all sorts of invasive ants. For us, pest control in Nashville starts with a thorough inspection. An inspection will allow our team to identify pest pressures on your property and determine what you are up against, then put together an effective service option to handle your pest problems quickly.

Call today to learn why Cima Solutions has the best pest control for ants and schedule your home for a service visit.