Why You Should Call The Pros About Ants In Your Yakima County Home

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Ants are unwelcome guests in anyone’s home, especially yours. With their potential to spread disease and bite, attract other pests, and damage your home, they’re not only a nuisance but a danger to have in your home. The moment you see these tiny pests, it’s time to not only get rid of them but also get to the bottom of why they’re in your home in the first place. If these invasive pests infest your home, it’s time to contact your local Yakima County pest control.

The Species Of Ants That Commonly Invade Yakima County Homes

There are many different types of ants in Washington, but in Yakima County, here are the ones more likely to invade your home:

  • Pharaoh Ants
  • Pavement Ants
  • Velvety Tree Ants
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Odorous House Ants

Ants are attracted to food sources, so if you leave food out, dirty dishes in your sink, or have crumbs on the floor or counters, you’ll likely see these critters make their appearance. 

All The Reasons You Don't Want Ants About Your House

Trust and believe there are more where they came from at the sight of a single ant. They are in your home for a reason, and the likely cause is food. By eliminating their food sources, you’re eliminating a reason for them to infest your home. Here’s why you don’t want ants in your home:

  • Potential For Disease: Pharaoh ants can sometimes spread salmonella and streptococcus and get into IVs and wounds.
  • Destructive To Homes: Carpenter ants destroy wood and can seriously damage the structural integrity of your home if left unchecked.
  • Attract Other Pests: If you have an ant infestation in your home, you want to get rid of them quickly as they are food to larger and more dangerous pests.

Simply put, ants don’t belong in your home. Aside from being a pure nuisance, they have even more damaging effects that aren’t conducive to safe or peaceful living conditions for you and your family. Be sure to call your local ant control near you to safely and effectively eliminate an ant infestation.

Why Do-It-Yourself Ant Control Is A Waste Of Time And Money

Many fail to realize that expertise plays a significant role in the success of do-it-yourself projects. Sure, you can take on some projects, like building a sandbox for your backyard (practice makes perfect, right?). It is not a project to take on as a beginner when eradicating an ant infestation around your home. 

Unless you know the types of ants infesting your home, why they’re invading your home, and where their nests are, doing it yourself will be ineffective. With professional ant pest control, one of our Prosite experts will inspect the interior and exterior of your home for nesting areas and other signs of ant activity. We will then treat the current infestations as well as any active nests.

You’ll end up spending more time and money on DIY ant control because you will treat your home repeatedly due to not treating the root cause. Prosite, on the other hand, will do the job right the first time.

Contact The Professionals At The First Sign Of Ants In Your Home

Not only are ants a nuisance, but they invade in numbers, which can make life at home unsettling. Some ants in Yakima County are destructive and a health risk. Those reasons alone are why it’s so important to contact our professionals at Prosite the moment you see even a single ant, as there’s likely an entire colony somewhere in or around your home. 

So don’t delay! Give us a call today for your ant control solutions and all other pest control needs.