Memphis Ant Control Services
Single ants wouldn’t be a problem for most homeowners. The problem is, ants tend to come in colonies of hundreds or thousands. Colonies of this size entering a home can be serious business.
Are ant colonies making their way inside your home? Ants can sneak through the tiniest of cracks and are a nuisance in your kitchen and other rooms in your home.
Living with ants doesn’t have to be the new normal. Get rid of them once and for all with Inman-Murphy’s Memphis ant control services.
Call the Memphis Ant Control Experts at Inman-Murphy
If you’ve tried the DIY methods and nothing seems to work, we can help. Our professional exterminators are skilled at finding where ant colonies are entering your home and use eco-friendly solutions to get rid of your ant problem for good. The professionals at Inman-Murphy can save you time and get the job done right.
Ant invasions are often seasonal and have to do with the weather outside. Ants are most likely to enter homes during cold, wet conditions. If you notice an increase or decline in ants entering your home, it may have to do with the weather.
The following are a few other important facts to know about ant invasions.
Ants love areas with high moisture, shelter, and accessibility to food. When ants come inside, it’s usually because they’re looking to fulfill one of their needs. The landscape near your home may be just the invitation they need!
Vegetation placed too close to the perimeter of your home near tiny ant entryways may be contributing to your ant infestation. Ants love plants for food, moisture, and shelter. Flowers, grass, shrubs, or trees touching your home could be the bridge inviting ants to enter.
Delicious Smells Coming from Your Home
When ants detect a new food source, they’ll make it their job to find it. Ants love sugary foods so it’s important to keep foods sealed and in difficult places for ants to reach. During the spring and summer months, remove garbage from your home frequently to avoid giving them another reason to sneak inside.
Your Home Isn’t Fully Sealed
You may not know a crack exists, but ants are guaranteed to find it. Though it’s impossible to check every square inch of your home, special attention should be given to foundations, seams, doors, and windows. These cracks should be sealed to keep ants and other insects from entering your home.
Ant Control Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The following are common questions about ant control and dealing with ant issues in the home.
- Why are ants always invading my kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room?
Ants are always in search of food, water, and shelter. The most common areas of the home you’ll find ants are in the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry areas which often make an ideal location for ant colonies to congregate.
- How do I get rid of ants in my kitchen?
Ants are common on kitchen counters, inside cabinets, and around the dishwasher. To treat an ant infestation, it’s important to know which type of ant is invading.
Certain ant species can be controlled using ant baits, and others need something stronger. In most cases, the key to success is treating an ant colony directly. The professionals at Inman-Murphy are experienced at determining the type of ant invading your home and the methods needed to get rid of the problem.
- What’s the difference between sweet eating and grease eating ants?
Sweet eating ants are the easiest to control with sugar-based baits. These types of ants include little black ants, big-headed ants, Argentine ants, pavement ants, and odorous house ants. Little black ants, pavement ants, and big-headed ants are also attracted to grease and protein and respond to those baits as well. Carpenter ants and a few other species are attracted to grease but will eat sweets at certain times throughout their feeding cycle.
- What’s the difference between gel and liquid ant baits?
Adult worker ants can’t digest solid foods. Their anatomy is designed to transport and digest liquids only. Solid foods must be carried back to the colony for additional processing by the larvae stage. Liquid baits play on their unique physiology by making it easy for ants to transport the liquid bait back to the rest of the colony, including the queen, larvae, and workers.
- Are ant control treatments safe for use around my pets and kids?
Yes. The products we use for pest issues are designed for killing insects, not harming pets or humans. These products work within the biology of an exoskeleton insect and have low toxicity for mammals. We avoid using toxic sprays and only use industry-leading products that are safe for use in the home.
In fact, many of the cleaning products kept under your sink may be more toxic than the ant control products we use. However, we always exercise caution when applying pest control products in a safe and responsible way.
- How long does it take to get rid of ants?
This is a common question and can sometimes be difficult to answer. Ant infestations don’t happen overnight and don’t disappear overnight either. The bigger the colony, the longer it may take for them to go away. Ant issues generally improve after a few days, but can sometimes take a couple weeks. If you still see ants after a month, give us a call.
- Do you guarantee ants will be gone for good?
We guarantee you’ll be satisfied with our work. We completely assess all pest issues and create a treatment plan to eliminate your pest problems. If the issue isn’t resolved, we’ll keep coming back. We also recommend a treatment plan throughout the year to make sure pests don’t return.
Call Inman-Murphy for Ant Control Services in Your Memphis Home
Your ant problem is our main concern. Call us at Inman-Murphy for professional Memphis ant control services for your home. We’ll take care of your ant problems fast with eco-friendly solutions so you can sleep better at night.
Don’t delay. Call (901) 388-0852 today to receive a free estimate for Memphis ant control services for your home or business.
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