What It Takes To Get Rid Of An Ant Infestation In Your Yakima County Home

February 11, 2023


It's no wonder that so many people complain about ants getting into their homes; they're one of the top invading pests in America. While small and easily killed, ants are still certainly a nuisance in Yakima County. They get into our bags of dog food, crowd our countertops, and sometimes even crawl into bed with us. 
 
If you've ever had to deal with an ant infestation, you know that getting rid of them isn't the easiest of tasks. Getting rid of ants requires hard work and persistence. Thankfully, Prosite Pest Control has the best pest control in Yakima County and can get rid of them without you having to lift a finger. Read on to find out more about your potential ant problem and how to kill ants fast.

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The Many Types Of Ants That Can Invade Your Home

Did you know that there's more than just one type of ant? It's true; many types of ants could be the culprit to your problem. Some ants are quite harmless, while others pose a bigger threat to our well-being. Here's a list of ants that can invade your home:

  • Carpenter Ants - These ants are reddish-black and found in cool, damp climates. They are certainly an ant to pay attention to as they can cause severe damage to any wood on your property. They tend to burrow themselves into wood and build nests there.
  • Odorous House Ants - Causing little damage, odorous house ants tend to be a nuisance to our food. They also give off a slight coconut smell when crushed.
  • Fire Ants - These ants are definitely ones to look out for. It's best to call a fire ant control service if you do have them. They are dark reddish brown, giving them their fiery name. Also, when their nests are disturbed, they will attack you with painful stings.

There are many other types of ants, but these three are some of the most common to watch out for.

Why You Don't Want Ants Crawling Around Your Home

Besides fire ants, most types of ants don't seem to pose much of a problem on the outside of your house. It's unsanitary to have ants crawling around inside your home, though. One of the biggest problems with ants is that they can contaminate your food and, thus, make you sick.
 
Ants can crawl into the tiniest places, and we may not even know they're there. Cereal boxes, cat food, that food wrapper you left by your bed; these are all areas where ants can get in unseen and cause contamination.

Why It Is So Difficult To Get Rid Of Ants On Your Own

You may have tried to take care of ants on your own through several DIY methods, to no avail. You may have bought all the organic ant control products for your home, but they still come back. Why are ants so difficult to get rid of?
 
Well, one main reason is that ants never travel alone; they exist in colonies. These ant colonies can consist of hundreds to thousands of ants. You may think you're getting rid of the problem by killing a handful of them, but until you find the source of the colony, you'll never get them all, which is why it's so important to let a proper ant control service take care of the issue - otherwise, you may be wasting your time.

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

Don't go through the trouble of buying dozens of ant products that never do a thing. Instead, call an ant pest control company. At Prosite Pest Control, we have the proper training to provide effective ant control. If you're tired of dealing with an ant problem that just keeps coming back, call Prosite Pest Control now to help you get rid of all your ant woes.




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