If you don’t live in Melbourne, Florida you don’t understand why anyone would call pest control at the first sign of ants. Sure, in the north, where it gets cold in the winter, you may think it’s silly to call a pest control specialist for an ant in your house. All you have to do us get out the Raid and the war is over. But if you live in an area like Brevard County you will understand that since your ant season is all year round it can be easy to get overrun by ants if you don’t pay attention and nip their existence in the bud.
There are a lot of different species of ants in Florida and you probably won’t have all of them living in your home at once. That is why it is important to determine the identity of the any colony that has decided to take up residence. Different ants have different habits, life cycles and food preferences. All of these factors enter into the approach the pest control specialist will take to eradicate them from the premises.
A look at the mounds and their locations tell a pest control professional a lot. A look at your home will help him determine how they got inside, if that is also a problem. Ants typically don’t come marching in your home for no reason. They detect something they want or they don’t come in. Many times it is simply in search of water and that dripping faucet is like an oasis in the desert to them. Another problem with ants is that once they discover a good food or water source they leave pheromones behind, a scent, so that other ants can also find it. They are so helpful to their fellow ant unfortunately it is at your expense.
What you should do once your pest control specialist has made his inspection and given you your report is to take the areas that he noticed may be an entry point and do something about it. If you don’t, the ant colony currently in residence may have been eradicated, but the environment is just right for another colony to move right in.
Don’t leave yourself in that situation. Do what the pest control specialist tells you. If you choose not to, you will just have him back again and you will be throwing good money after bad.