One of the most common insects that homeowners will ever come into contact with is the ant. There are hundreds of different species of ants crawling around and no matter where you live, you are likely to come into contact with at least a few of them. Ants get into your home very easily but are also one of the most difficult insects to get out! Ants are tiny and so they are able to squeeze through the smallest hole you can imagine to gain access into your home. Ants are constantly searching for a reliable food and water source and a good shelter to build their nest in. Your home provides these needs quite perfectly. Once an ant gets inside of your home they will immediately begin to search for food. Your kitchen is a popular place for ants to scavenge in. If there are any traces of food left out, even the smallest crumb; an ant will be attracted to it. Once ants have found a reliable food source within your home, they will leave an invisible scented trail that leads from the food back to their new nest for other ants to follow.
Carpenter Ant Damage in House
Carpenter ants are one of the two main species of ant annoying the residents of Temecula, California. Carpenter ants are similar to termites in the fact that they can destroy wood, and other materials that your home is made up of. The carpenter ant is one of the most common species of ant in the world and they love to infest homes. If you happen to knock on a piece of wood in your home and it sounds hollow, chances are that you may have a carpenter ant infestation. If you suspect you have carpenter ants throughout your home, contact Source Pest Control right away to prevent any further damage to the structural integrity of your home.
Fire Ant Bites
Fire ants are the most aggressive species of ant that is out there. One aspect that makes fire ants more dangerous than others is that their nest is not always a mound of dirt. Fire ants have been known to have nests in grassy front yards or even gardens. This can be dangerous, especially if you have small children that like to play out front. It only takes a matter of seconds for fire ants to climb up a leg of a child and begin stinging. Fire ants are extremely aggressive and will begin to sting at the slightest threat. If you suspect fire ants are on your property, contact Source Pest Control immediately.