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July 7, 2021

The Trick To Getting Rid Of Ants On Your Tyler Property

It's no surprise that areas with warmer climates harbor more insects, and with that heightened population comes a higher risk of pest infestations. While Texas gets to enjoy beautiful sun-filled summers, the threat of pest infestations in Tyler neighborhoods is daunting, and none are more intimidating than ant infestations. There are far too many species common to the area, so knowing how to keep them away from your property this year is crucial to maintaining a pest-free home.

ants crawling on a kitchen floor

Invasive Ant Species Commonly Found In Tyler Neighborhoods

There are over ten thousand species of ants in the world, and only one continent they can't survive on. Not many creatures can survive in the Antarctic though, so unless you plan to brave the icy tundras for the sake of living without fear of pests, you might want to familiarize yourself with the ant species that are most likely to invade your Tyler property:

  • Carpenter Ants

  • Crazy Ants

  • Leafcutting Ants

  • Odorous House Ants

  • Pavement Ants

  • Pharaoh Ants

  • Red Imported Fire Ants

Invasive ant species are sectioned into two different types of infestations – nuisance infestations and dangerous infestations. Ants that don't pose any significant danger to your home, health, and property are considered nuisance infestations, and nuisance ants common to the Tyler area include odorous house ants and pavement ants. There are far more dangerous species than a nuisance, though, as a carpenter, leafcutting, crazy, and fire ants will all cause structural or property damage and pharaoh and fire ants pose a significant threat to human health.

How Can I Keep Ants Away From My Tyler Property?

When it comes to keeping your home free of ant infestations, prevention is key. Ants are attracted to moisture and easily accessible food sources, so reinforcing your home and maintaining proper food storage are your best options for ant prevention:

  • Trim plants, bushes, and low hanging tree branches away from the exterior of your home

  • Try not to over-water your garden if you have one

  • Repair any gaps, holes, and cracks in the exterior of your home; areas of concern include foundation, siding, exposed wood, around pipes and electrical wires, roof and trim

  • Replace any worn-down insulation around doors and windows

  • Check for any leaks in pipes and extensive water damage, repair as necessary

  • Sweep, mop, and vacuum regularly to keep food particles and residue off your floor

  • Wipe down all counters and food prep areas daily

  • Store dried foods in airtight containers

  • Never leave food sitting out overnight

  • Keep tight-fitting lids on all indoor and outdoor trash cans

Why Am I Having So Much Trouble Getting Rid Of Ants On My Tyler Property?

Ants are difficult to eradicate for many reasons, one of which is their overwhelming and constantly growing population. With some species, colony populations can reach well into hundreds of thousands of workers, and eradicating a nest that size is practically impossible for DIY extermination. Some species also have a defense mechanism called branching, where they'll build satellite colonies if they discover their nest is under threat of eradication. Store-bought pesticides are largely unreliable as well, and often contain dangerous chemicals that can be harmful to you and your household.

Thankfully, you don't have to fight this battle alone. With nearly 30 years of experience in the pest control business, our technicians at Innovative Pest Control know exactly what it takes to get rid of those pesky ant infestations. We offer a wide range of pest control packages to cater to every customer's needs, and every treatment we provide comes with our pest-free guarantee. If those pests show up again between treatments, we come right back out and treat again at no extra charge. Take the guesswork out of pest control, and get in contact with us today to start discussing your options.

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