The Dangerous Effects of Ants in Your Home

At Star Pest Control, we understand the dangerous effects of ants in your home. That is why we offer ant pest control services that are designed to not only exterminate the ants already in your home but also to help prevent new ants from getting inside.

Common Ants and the Problems They Cause

While the majority of ants that you see outside are considered to be harmless, these same ants can actually cause dangerous effects to your home. Some of the different ants that can cause problems in your home and the problems that they can cause include:

Nuisance Ants or Small Black Ants

While nuisance ants tend to have a less direct effect on a home, they can become exceedingly bothersome and blemish the overall atmosphere of a home. This type of ant will cause the most problems in the kitchen, as they will seek out food and water sources. As the nuisance ants get into food stores, more and more food will be spoiled, especially foods that contain sugars, fats, and proteins. This type of ant can also reproduce really quickly, which means that the mild threat can become more severe quite rapidly.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants can cause a lot of damage to the home’s structural wood over a long period of time. While they are not as devastating as termites, carpenter ants will burrow into the home’s wooden structure in order to create tunnels for their nest. Carpenter ants are especially drawn to damp or decaying wood, as it is easier for them to burrow into. Just like house ants, carpenter ants can reproduce quickly, which means that they can cause more structural damage at an exponential rate.

Fire Ants

Fire ant infestations are not as common; however, having a fire ant infestation is comparable to having a wasp or hornet infestation. This is because the danger in having a fire ant infestation lies in the physical harm that they can cause to you and your family. If you think that you have fire ants in your home, it is important to call an exterminator to deal with them as soon as possible.

Ant Pest Control Services from Star Pest Control

If you have an ant infestation in your home, the professional pest control team from Star Pest Control can help. We offer a wide range of pest control services, including ant pest control, which are designed to help rid your home of pests for good. If you would like to learn more about the dangerous effects of ants on your home, or if you are interested in one of our other pest control services, please contact Star Pest Control at 604-613-6249.