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Ant Survival Kit: Essential Tools And Techniques For Mooresville Homeowners

an acrobat ant on a twig in Mooresville

Spring is on its way, which means many species of ants will emerge from dormancy. A little preparation can ensure you don't have to deal with another invasion of these troublesome insects this year. This "Ant Survival Kit" will provide everything you need to achieve successful ant control in your Mooresville home.

We'll start by describing the most common species that invade local homes and reviewing the problems they cause. We'll also explore some natural ways to avoid attracting ants to your home. Continue reading to learn the secret to total ant control with the experts from Lake Norman Home Services.

an acrobat ant on a twig in Mooresville

Ants In The House: Identifying Common Species

The first step in any pest control situation is correctly determining the species in your home. Many species of ants look similar, and distinguishing one from the other can be challenging for homeowners. The following list describes the most common types of ants we find in Mooresville homes:

  • Acrobat ants are light brown to black with a heart-shaped abdomen that they raise over their heads when threatened.
  • Carpenter ants are larger than other species and can be red, black, brown, or a combination of red and black.
  • Red imported fire ants are dark reddish-brown with a stinger on the hind end.
  • Odorous house ants can be brown or black and emit a rotten coconut-like smell when they sense a threat or get crushed.

Lake Norman Home Services is here to help you identify and get rid of ants in your home. Contact us today to learn more about our ant control services or request a free quote.

An Ant Infestation Can Be More Than Just A Nuisance

Ants are such a common problem in our area that people tend to dismiss them as a nuisance. But, depending on the species, an ant infestation can cause significant problems. Some, including acrobat and odorous house ants, have the potential to contaminate food and surfaces in your home, creating a health risk.

Red imported fire ants sting, sometimes in large numbers, and can cause an allergic reaction with their venom. Carpenter ants chew through wood to create nesting galleries, weakening your home's structural integrity over time. Contact us today at Lake Norman Home Services for assistance eliminating ants and protecting your family and home from their risks.

How To Naturally Remove Factors That Attract Ants To Your Home

Typically, when ants invade homes, it is because they are searching for either food, water, or shelter. Removing potential attractants and access to your home is one of the best ways to prevent an infestation. Here are some ant prevention tips you can start using right away:

  • Seal cracks and crevices on the foundations and exterior walls.
  • Keep tree branches and vegetation cut back away from the house.
  • Repair moisture problems and ventilate humid areas.
    Keep kitchen and dining areas clean and avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink.
  • Store food in airtight containers and avoid leaving food sitting out.

If ants remain a problem despite your best efforts, Lake Norman Home Services is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our residential pest control services or request a free quote.

The Secret to Total Ant Control For Mooresville Homes

The simplest, most effective way to keep these pests away is to partner with a company offering expert ant pest control services. Lake Norman Home Services can help you eliminate these insects and protect your home from future infestations. Contact us today to learn more about our home pest control options or to request a free quote.