Ant Prevention And Control: A Comprehensive Guide For Pensacola Homeowners

fire ants crawling on a lawn

It is easy to remove one ant from your home. All you have to do is squish it and throw it away. Things become more and more tricky the more ants there are indoors. Three ants? Still not a problem. Seven? Getting a bit more challenging. Two hundred? It is nearly impossible without some form of home pest control.

Keeping this in mind, we have some things you should know about these pests. Let’s start with the fastest form of ant removal. Call our team at EnviroGuard if you want immediate help dealing with these pests. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of ants in Pensacola and find out how you can deter an infestation locally.

Ant Identification: Species Found In Pensacola

There are tons of ants all around Pensacola. The most common ant species in our area are fire ants, pavement ants, pharaoh ants, and Argentine ants.

Fire ants primarily live outdoors and have the ability to bite and sting threats that come too close to their nests. Pavement ants live along paved areas and regularly invade homes. Pharaoh ants live inside and around homes and love to scavenge through trash cans for food. Finally, Argentine ants also tend to be around homes as well as inside them and are one of the most common home invaders locally. To find out what types of ants are inside your home, bring in our team for a quick inspection.

Ant Behavior: How They Find Their Way Inside

Do you know how ants invade homes here in Pensacola? It is simple, really. Because these insects can scale walls and walk upside down on most surfaces, all they need is a gap, hole, or opening that connects the exterior of your home to the interior. Sometimes, ants walk in through open doors. Other times, they find tiny cracks around windows, doors, utility piping, and electrical wires and use these entry points to get indoors.

Your goal should be to seal as many of these entry points as possible. We will talk more about DIY ant control in just a bit.

The Key To Successful Ant Control: Contact Us Today!

Dealing with an active ant infestation is challenging. If you feel like you are up for the task, we wish you the best of luck. Just be careful what products you use and how you use them. If you would like a guaranteed option to get and keep these pests out of your home, we have what you need at EnviroGuard.

Our team of trained technicians is standing by and ready to assist you with whatever species are causing trouble inside your home. Call us today to learn more about local ant control and find a treatment time that works best for you and your Pensacola property.

Ant Prevention Is Key: Effective Tips And Tricks

Investing in professional ant control will go a long way in helping you keep ants out of your home. If you would like to add extra layers of protection or cannot afford professional control, here are some prevention tips and tricks to consider.

  • Check your home’s exterior for gaps, holes, and cracks. Fill these in using a caulking gun.
  • Address damage to exterior doors and windows. 
  • Make sure all of your doors and windows have proper seals.
  • Clean, clean, and clean some more.
  • Fix leaky piping and address other moisture problems.
  • Store all of your leftover food inside air-tight containers.
  • Address areas of clutter inside and around your home.

Contact our staff at EnviroGuard if you would like our help dealing with pests. We will talk you through our Pensacola pest control offerings and find a solution that meets your needs.