Ants may seem relatively harmless, but they can cause serious damage if left alone. They ruin meals, climb on sleeping babies, and cause damage to your home. If carpenter ants have infested your home, they will begin to hollow out the wood they are nesting in.
Ants have a diverse range of different species, and we have listed the most troublesome on our site. A single queen ant can create massive amounts of eggs every day, and the size of a mature colony is 5,000 or more ants. If you kill 500 or 1,000, you have only made a dent in the population. The other ants will also eat the corpses of the ants you kill; thus, when you kill ants, you are feeding the colony.
It is also important to recognize that multiple colonies can infest you house’s walls. If left untreated, ant colonies can cause nearly irreparable damage.
The best solution for ant colony infestations is to to contact a professional pest control company. An expert exterminator will accurately identify which ant species is infesting your home and perform treatment for your specific situation. Each case is unique; thus, hiring a professional is necessary for successful treatment and prevention of future infestations.