Struggling To Keep Ants In Western Massachusetts Out Of Your Home?

Ants crawling on the ground.

Some people do not like squishing ants. Others do it out of spite for these tiny pests. Why is there spite for ants in the first place? Because ants are some of the most annoying pests here in Western Massachusetts. These tiny insects have no problem invading homes, stealing food from homeowners, and causing a general ruckus indoors. If you are struggling to keep ants out of your Western Massachusetts home, here are some simple DIY and professional options that are sure to help. Call American Pest Solutions if you would like to skip straight to getting professional ant control. Let us show you why members of our community know us as the best option for pest control in Western Massachusetts.

What Type Of Ant Is This Inside My Home?

There are many types of ants that call our area home. The four common species you should know about are pavement ants, carpenter ants, odorous house ants, and pharaoh ants. A pavement ant is ⅛” long and dark brown to black. These pest ants build large nests around paved areas like driveways and sidewalks. A carpenter ant is ⅝” long, red, black, or red and black, and has a large head. These pests build expansive nests inside structures of wood. An odorous house ant is 1/16 to ⅛” long, brown to black, and has an unevenly shaped abdomen. These pests build nests inside mulch beds, beneath wood and stones, under the loose bark of trees, and occasionally indoors in voids, attics, and near plumbing fixtures. Finally, a pharaoh ant is 1/16” long and has a pale yellow body with a darker-colored abdomen. These pests build their nests in odd places like the area between paper products, layers of clothing, and inside electronics.

What Will Happen If I Ignore An Ant Infestation?

Ants are not the most dangerous or destructive insects in Massachusetts. This doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous or destructive. Pharoah ants spread staphylococcus and salmonellosis, two common and problematic diseases. Carpenter ants build their nests into the structural wood of homes and can cause extensive damage over time. Some species that live in our area are just annoying. Odorous house ants contaminate food and smell bad when squished. Pavement ants also steal food and create unsightly mounds around paved areas. If you ignore ants on your property, these problems will only get worse.

Should I Buy Ant Control Products To Use Myself?

If you are considering ant pest control for your home, be careful what you try. Most conventional ant control products are harmful when used improperly. If you take a natural approach, you will only find so much success. We have heard too many stories of homeowners using essential oils and other similar prevention strategies only to continue finding ants indoors. Our goal is to help you skip the frustration and potential dangers of DIY ant control and jump straight to effective solutions.

Professional Ant Control Services For Western Massachusetts Homes

There are few pests that are as annoying as ants. The good news is that you have access to high-quality, professional services to deal with these pests. Our team at American Pest Solutions is more than qualified to address any pest problems in or around your Western Massachusetts home. We will evaluate your home, find out how ants are getting in, and use advanced ant control solutions to remove and keep these pests out. It really is that simple.

Call us today and find out what ant control in Western Massachusetts looks like and schedule an appointment for your home and property.