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Learn More About Ants In Nashville

Guard your home against unwanted ants by partnering with a professional. We can provide you with effective pest control services, and our ant guide will provide you with helpful information about these common household pests.

What are ants?

Ants are insects that are probably the easiest for homeowners to identify because they are so prevalent in and around our homes. Ants are usually black, brown, red, or yellow and have three distinct body segments, short bent antennae, and six distinct legs.

Finding one ant in your home means that there are many more nearby. There is never just one ant; ants are social by nature and live together in large colonies. Each day worker ants leave the nest to go out and forage for food. Once they discover food sources, they alert the rest of the colony by laying down pheromone trails.

An ant colony's ability to communicate, their focus on finding food, and ability to maintain multiple nests allow them to thrive and make them challenging to control and keep away from our Nashville homes.

Are ants dangerous?

Ants do more than just ruin picnics.

Yes, ants are extremely annoying to deal with, and most are harmless; however, some ants can be quite harmful and do things like:

  • Spread disease-causing pathogens
  • Bite
  • Sting
  • Produce foul odors
  • Cause structural damage
  • Cause short circuits after invading electrical equipment

Never ignore the presence of ants around your property. At first sight of these insects, reach out for immediate professional help to have the ants on your property accurately identified and eliminated as completely and quickly as possible.

Why do I have an ant problem?

Food and moisture are the two things that attract ants to a property. Ants have a good sense of smell, so simply forgetting to put a lid on a trash can one morning can lead to a trash can full of ants by the afternoon. In addition to trash, the following things attract ants:

  • Compost
  • Damp soil
  • Wet wood
  • Pet food
  • Vegetable gardens
  • Outdoor eating areas

Unfortunately, ants live outside all around us in large numbers, making it quite difficult to keep them out of our yards and homes. Regular pest control is the best way to maintain a property free of these pesky insects.

Where will I find ants?

Most ants prefer to nest outside and typically where their main nests are.

When ants move indoors, it is usually after being attracted by food odors. They may move to and from your home each day or decide to stay and build a satellite nest near their new reliable food source, your kitchen or pantry.

Ants nest in various places outside like grassy yards, wooded areas, woodpiles, and in the soil under mulch, landscaping ties, or rock walls are common nesting spots.

If ants nest in your home, they usually place their nests inside structural wood, behind wall voids, in electrical equipment, under floors, in insulation, and inside attics or crawl spaces. Their nests are usually in damp areas of your home caused by poor ventilation or dripping pipes.

How do I get rid of ants?

Ants are tricky pests to control; ridding these unwanted insects from your yard or home is best done with the help of a professional. The best way to control ants in Nashville is to partner with the local professionals at Cima Solutions. We are proud to be located in Nashville and have a deep understanding of the people and pests that call our region home. Our professionals provide top-notch pest control customized to each of our customer's unique needs. An additional bonus is that all the products we use are kid, pet, and environmentally friendly. For professional home pest control and commercial pest control, we are here to help; reach out today!

How can I prevent ants in the future?

Avoid problems with ants on your Nashville area property by implementing our easy to execute prevention tips.

  • Create a barrier between soil, mulch, or gardens and your home's exterior.
  • Rake back weeds and leaves from your foundation.
  • Maintain your home's door sweeps, weatherstripping, and screens.
  • Address moisture issues by repairing leaky fixtures, hoses, and clogged gutters.
  • Take away foraging sites by keeping lids on trash cans, keeping outdoor eating areas free of leftover food, and ensuring indoor and outdoor food prep areas are clean and free of food debris.

Call now to learn why professional ant control is the way to go for your Nashville home!