Ants come into your home or commercial business building for two main reasons: to find food to bring back to the colony, and to seek shelter from cold weather conditions. Ants could enter your home or commercial business building from many different areas, so be sure to check around window cracks, door entryways, lighting fixtures, attics and crawlspaces.
Ants are caused by neglecting simple maintained around a commercial business building or home. Eliminating and preventing ants is largely a matter of denying them food substances and nesting areas. Sanitation is critical for the prevention and control of any pest. Like all living creatures, ants need water, food, and shelter for survival. Ants leave the shelter of their colony to find food and water. Don’t make it easy for them. Keep foods sealed, floors swept, and all surfaces cleaned. Be especially careful to keep things clean while you are targeting the nest. The cost of extermination various from ants the destroy structural wood in homes or commercial business building to ants the are just a nuisance. Exterminating carpenter ants will cost anywhere from $250 to $500. Removing fire ants will cost less, somewhere between $100 and $300. Other types of ants, like pharaoh and sugar ants, will cost between $200 and $250 to remove, while black or rover ants will cost around $150
Find small black ant colonies nesting under rotting logs and rocks, inside decaying trees, in cracked cement, on your lawn, or in your garden. They are ever the opportunists, setting up a colony close to food and water sources.
Sugar ants are considered harmless. Swarms of sugar ants can be a nuisance, and especially when they locate a reliable source of food inside your home. While they will not cause any structural damage to your house, sugar ants will gnaw through paper, thin plastic or even cardboard to get through to their contents.
Little black ants are common in yards, they nest under rocks, in rotting logs, and under piles of bricks or lumber. Indoors, nests are located in woodwork, wall voids, decaying wood, masonry, and underneath debris. Homeowners should consider working with a licensed Ants Extermination Exterminators to employ a preventative pest management plan. There are also a few things that can be done around the property to prevent a little black ant infestation.
Cracks in your foundation
Windows that are not adequately sealed
Under your door or spaces between the door and the frame
Utility Lines and pipes that enter your home
Toys and Furniture that may have been left outside for a while