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Best Way to Get Rid of Ants This Summer

Ed Robinson | Posted on July 26, 2018

Red Ant Motif over Black & White Living Room Photo

They’re an invading army that live in a very organized and structured society right near you. And if they get inside your home you’ve got a big problem. We’re talking about ants and if you’re getting overrun by them, you’ll need Arrow Exterminating to fight back. That’s because ants are more than just an annoyance. They can create unhealthy conditions in your home or business because they carry bacteria and disease and if they get inside your wood, they can damage your home or building.

Arrow Exterminating Protects You from Pests

Arrow Exterminating has been serving customers on Long Island and in the five boroughs of New York City for more than 70 years. We’re a family owned company and we pride ourselves in giving professional, personal service to all of our customers. We know that ant infestation is a problem for many of our customers and we want to share some information about these pests and how to get rid of them.

Basic Facts and How to Tell if You Have an Ant Problem

According to National Geographic, there are more than 10,000 species of ants worldwide. They live in structured nest communities that can be located underground, in ground-level mounds or in trees.  Here on Long Island, among the common species you’ll find carpenter ants, which we’ll address in more detail in a future post, Pharaoh ants, and Argentine ants, among others. Ant communities are ruled over by queens. They lay eggs that are meant to help the colony survive.

When determining whether or not you have an ant problem the location of the queen is critical, according to The Spruce, which says that one of the best ways to tell if you have an ant problems is to keep an eye on the ants entering your home. You should try to determine where they’re coming from because that will give you an indication as to where their nest is located.

Taking Care of Your Ant Infestation

If you suspect an ant problem, there are ways to make it harder for them to get in. Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences suggests using screens and door sweeps and trimming branches that touch your home or business place. Keep your counters clean, put food away and clean up spills thoroughly. Also, keep an eye on bathroom walls as well as the trim around doors and windows and openings near appliances that use water.

Arrow Exterminating Will Shield You from Ants

If you think you have an ant infestation, Arrow Exterminating will help. We’ll inspect the exterior of your home or business for cracks and other indications that ants may be present. We’ll set out bait for the insects and we’ll identify any ants that may be entering the premises. We’ll also give you an interior inspection. When we’re done diagnosing the problem, we’ll create a plan of action choosing a combination of dusts, aerosols, liquids and baits to stamp out your infestation.

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