Have you noticed more ants in your house recently? In summer months, the hot, dry weather draws pests inside as they search for food and water. Ant infestations are on the rise in America. More than 50% of pest professionals are reporting an increase in the service calls they receive for ant infestations. According to data gathered from American pest control providers, ant infestations are most common in office buildings (88%), restaurants (84%), apartments and condominiums (82%), and single-family homes (80%).
And, while some ants are just a nuisance, carpenter ants have the potential to cause significant damage to your home. Carpenter ants tunnel through wood which can compromise a property’s structural integrity. If you have an ant infestation in your home, Raven Termite and Pest Control provide pest control in Prince Georges County and all around the Baltimore and Washington area.
How to Prevent Ant Infestations
You can take preventative measures to ensure you don’t get an ant infestation in the summer and throughout the year. Most importantly, you’ll want to remove all sources of food for ant colonies. You should wipe up crumbs and spills immediately, keep food sealed in containers, and dispose of garbage regularly. This applies to pet food and pet water dishes as well, which should be cleaned and spilled food removed.
Take steps to prevent access points into your home. You can do this by sealing any cracks and holes on the outside of your home with silicone caulk and repairing holes or gaps in windows and door screens. Replace loose mortar around your basement’s foundation and windows. And lastly, keep shrubbery and tree branches away from your home.
If you already have an ant infestation, it’s best to call a professional pest control service provider to handle the issue. For those looking for pest control in Prince Georges County, Raven Termite and Pest Control is an excellent choice.
Pest Control in Prince George’s County: Raven Termite and Pest Control
Raven Termite and Pest Control is a state licensed exterminator providing pest control in Prince George’s County and throughout the Baltimore and DC areas. We can help you manage ants and other pests by exterminating the infestation, closing all access points to the house, and providing tips for future prevention. Contact us today for more information.