Ant Extermination Las Vegas

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Ant Extermination

Ants are the most common household pests in the U.S., and different ant species can be found all over the world.  Though usually harmless, house ants can become quite a nuisance and can be destructive to property and contaminate food.  Further, fire ants can cause skin irritations and allergic reactions in some people.  You can do your part to minimize an ant invasion by properly storing your food, disposing of your waste promptly, caulk any cracks near entrances/exits of your home and around electrical sockets.  If you’ve already followed these tips, and you’re still dealing with household ants, Buddies Exterminating will eliminate the source of the problem and prevent any more ants using our proven ant extermination methods.

Call Buddies today at 702-878-3998 for ant extermination in Las Vegas.

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Types of Ants Found in Las Vegas

  • Argentine Ants
  • Southern Fire Ants
  • California Harvester Ant
  • Odorous Ant
  • Carpenter Ant
  • Velvety Tree Ant
  • Black Harvester Ant

Health Risks and Property Damage

While most ants are just a nuisance, some ant species can do damage. For example, Carpenter ants can destroy wood and weaken your home’s structure. Argentine ants, while not harmful, reproduce very quickly and can easily become several million strong in just a few months, overtaking whatever area they inhabit. Other ants can contaminate the food in your home, destroy plants, and even harm animals.  Fire ants are especially hazardous. These pests are red in color and can swarm and sting if provoked, posing a potential health risk to your family and pets.

Ant Prevention

The only creatures on Earth that will likely never be on the endangered species list are the ants. They can be found anywhere; just leave crumbs of food around, have a picnic or grow a garden. One scout finds a crumb and calls the whole fleet to come out. The little pests are more tenacious than pit bulls, but there are ways you can stop these pests from entering your house and making it their own.

Follow the Trail

Follow a trail of ants back to the nest; it could be outside buried in the ground or inside one of your walls. Mark the area and begin killing the ants in plain sight. Scouts, especially when you see one or two, should never be allowed to return to the nest, because the scout ants secrete a trail for the others to follow and invade your home.

Do not assume that killing the visible ants will win the battle; they will send out more. If you use a vacuum, empty the bag into outdoor trash cans.

Eliminate The Bait

Clean up all crumbs from the floor, wipe all sink and counter surfaces dry and elevate pet bowls off the floor. Routinely inspect and clean cabinets and pantries. Place all food in airtight containers or bags. This eliminates food and water sources for ants. If the scouts find nothing, they will hunt elsewhere (i.e. some other home). Since ants are attracted to the scent left by the scouts, eliminate their trail by cleaning the area with a solution of bleach and mild soap.

Create Barriers To Entry

Look around your home and you will find a multitude of places ants can enter. Caulk around windows and door jambs, add weather stripping to doors, windows and the junction where walls and floors meet. In addition to keeping ants out, caulking also makes the house more energy efficient. Do not forget to caulk around outlets, as they are a favorite entry point for ants.

Eliminate The Nest

There are many different opinions about how to kill ants and eliminate the nests. To effectively kill the entire colony, the queen has to be killed. She will not be seen on the food trail with the worker ants. Instead, she is usually in the lowest and deepest chamber underground. This can be several inches to several feet deep, depending on the species.

Digging up the yard or tearing open walls may not be desirable for getting rid of ants. A host of commercial products including sprays, poison baits and traps are on the market today. There are also many different herbal combinations for those who wish to use less or non-toxic methods to eliminate ant colonies.

If the problem seems overwhelming, or nothing seems to be working, it may be time to call a professional to handle your ant extermination in Las Vegas.

Call us today at 702-878-3998!