Although ants are typically found in nests outside of the home, these pesky little insects have a tendency to find their way into your Omaha or Council Bluffs homes. Usually, they make their way inside through various entry points as they forage for food. While seeing a few ants in your home might not be a major inconvenience, ant scouts leave a trail of pheromones behind them to attract other members of the colony to follow. Before you know it, you can have a serious ant problem on your hands.
At Genie Pest Control, we understand how annoying ants can be when they are present in large numbers in your home. They can very quickly take over your space, and depending on the type of ants you are dealing with, they can even cause structural damage to your home. Other ant species are capable of delivering a painful sting, which is something that you want to avoid at all costs. Below, our ant removal experts at Genie Pest Control take a look at three signs that you may have an ant infestation in your Omaha or Omaha or Council Bluffs home.
Exposed Food Is Overrun With Ants
Ants are foragers, always in search of food. If you have an ant infestation in your home and you leave food out on your kitchen counters, nothing is safe! Once the ants discover the food source, worker ants will arrive in numbers very quickly to scavenge. If you have pets in your Omaha or Council Bluffs home, you may also notice ants crawling on any leftover food in their bowls. To make your home less attractive to ants be sure to keep any leftover food in sealed containers and keep your pets food bowls clean.
You Notice More Ants The Normal
At Genie Pest Control, we advise our clients to keep an eye on the number of ants in your home. A few stray in your home might be normal, however, if you suddenly notice lines of ants marching through your home, you very well may have an infestation on your hands. You may also notice ants in new areas of your Omaha or Council Bluffs home where they never were before. As ants continue to search for food, they will often venture further into your home, appearing in new unusual places.
Should you notice an increase in the number of ants crawling around your home, call our team of insect ant removal experts at Genie Pest Control so we can investigate further and take the appropriate steps to remove the ants from your property for good.
Discovering An Ant Nest
Of course, the most obvious sign that you have an ant problem in your home is discovering an ant nest on, or near, your property. While ants will not typically build nests inside your home, they will instead build their nest near your home or adjacent to your exterior walls. Keep an eye out for small dirt mounds accompanied by large numbers of scurrying ants that signify the location of a nest. Other species of ants create their home in dark, quiet areas of your Omaha or Council Bluffs home, such as inside your walls. Their nests can be more difficult to identify but with the help of our team at Genie Pest Control, you can find and remove these nests before they become a bigger issue.
Call The Professionals If You Have An Ant Infestation
Our team of professional ant removal technicians has the experience and expertise required to deal with an ant infestation of any size. Using the most up-to-date tools, techniques, and technology, we can help you to ensure that your home is ant-free for once and for all. Get in touch with our team of ant removal experts at Genie Pest Control today to find out more about our ant removal services. For Omaha, call (402) 346-7810 and for Council Bluffs give us a buzz at (712) 325-0808.