The Do's And Don'ts Of Ant Control: An Extensive Guide For Tampa Homeowners

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Tampa is one of the best places to live in Florida. With the beautiful beaches, palm trees, fun nightlife, and constant sunshine, who wouldn't want to live here? Unfortunately, it's not just people who call Tampa home. Ants are one of the common pests we see here in Tampa.

The good news is that there is a simple solution to your ant problem. Read on to learn more about the do's and don'ts of ant control and how, at EcoTech, we offer pest control in Tampa that you can rely on.

Do Know The Warning Signs Of An Ant Invasion

To catch an ant infestation early, you need to know the signs. Signs of an ant infestation include:

Ant Trails: Ants tend to follow specific trails. These trails are often visible and indicate their path to a food source.
Visible Ants: If you frequently see ants indoors, especially near the kitchen, it's a clear sign that they've found a food source.
Discarded Wings: During mating season, winged ants may swarm and shed their wings after mating. Finding discarded wings indoors could indicate an emerging ant colony.
Ant Beds: Finding an ant bed, typically a mound of soil near your home, is a sure sign of an ant colony.

If you see any of these signs, contact us immediately for a home pest inspection. We'll confirm the presence of ants, determine what ant species is in your home, and develop a plan to treat them. 

Don't Underestimate The Risks Of Ants In The House

While some ants are a harmless nuisance, many can pose various risks. First are the health concerns. When they infest your kitchen, they can contaminate your food with their presence, leaving behind bacteria. Some ants can deliver painful bites and stings. For individuals with allergies, ant bites can lead to severe reactions.

Additionally, an ant infestation can compromise the cleanliness of your home by treading through unsanitary areas and then over counters and spots for food preparation. These pests can spread salmonellosis, leptospirosis, and other such illnesses to you and your family.

Do Call The Professionals At The First Sign Of Ants

If you see signs of ants in your home, call us immediately for professional ant control. As part of a complete home pest control plan, our trained pest control experts will inspect your home and property, identify the species of ants present, and develop a treatment plan to eliminate them from your home quickly. 

Keep ants out of your home and away from your family and friends. Call us for professional ant control in Tampa. We'll do everything necessary to keep your home ant-free so you don't have to worry about these tiny pests and the issues they can cause.

Don't Forget These Ant Prevention Tips

The best way to treat an ant infestation is to keep one from occurring. Here is a list of some "don'ts" when it comes to ant prevention:

  • Don't Leave Food Unattended: Leaving food uncovered or dirty dishes in the sink can attract ants. Store food in airtight containers and clean up promptly after meals.
  • Don't Ignore Leaks: Fix leaks or water accumulation promptly to avoid attracting ants.
  • Don't Neglect Cleaning: Regularly clean your home, especially the kitchen and dining areas. Wipe down surfaces and sweep up crumbs.
  • Don't Overlook Entry Points: Seal cracks, gaps, and crevices in your home's exterior to prevent ants from entering.

If you have any questions about ant control or want to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep your home ant-free, contact us today.