Mobile Property Owners' Ultimate Ant Control Guide

carpenter ant on log

It’s easy to overlook ants because they are so common to see outside. But they can easily infest your home, and once they do, they are difficult to get rid of because the colonies consist of many individuals.

As a Mobile property owner, you should know about common ant species in the area, how and why they enter a property, and how professionals can help remove them. 

Common Area Ants In Mobile

There are many different ant species you might encounter in Mobile, Alabama, but the most common are:

  • Fire ants
  • Pharaoh ants
  • Carpenter ants
  • Argentine ants
  • Pavement ants
  • Crazy ants
  • Odorous house ants

None of these species are welcome inside any property as they can all contaminate food and spread bacteria. However, some species like fire ants and carpenter ants pose other dangers. Carpenter ants can damage property by chewing wood, while fire ants are aggressive and will swarm and attack if they are threatened.

Whether the species is considered dangerous or not, you do not need an infestation. To prevent this, you need to know why and how ants get into Mobile properties.

How Ants Get Into Mobile Properties

If you see a handful of ants in your home, chances are there are hundreds more following behind. Because of their small size, ants can get into your property through:

  • Gaps in the foundation and walls
  • Crack where walls meet the floor and cracks in floors
  • Through windows and doors with spaces around them not sealed correctly

Even though you may do the necessary repairs to reduce possible entry points it may not be enough to keep them out. Ants are resourceful, and you will need to reduce the factors on your property that attract them in the first place. This is an essential step in ant prevention.

Why Ants Come To Mobile Properties

Ants are scavengers and will make their way onto a property if there is easy access to food and water. For us, a few crumbs left on the counter or our pet’s water bowl seem unimportant. But to ants, these both provide easy resources. These insects are especially attracted to sweets such as honey, candy, and fruits. To stop attracting ants into your home, you should:

  • Keep food stored in airtight containers.
  • Don’t leave pet food out overnight.
  • Sweep, vacuum, and clean off countertops regularly.
  • Clean under large appliances frequently to remove any crumbs that might be hiding.
  • Rinse cans and bottles before recycling them.
  • Take the trash out regularly and clean bins when necessary.
  • Fix any leaking pipes and taps to remove water sources.
  • Don’t leave dirty dishes sitting in the sink for too long.

If these prevention tips don’t keep the ants away, it’s time to call for professional help.

How EnSec Can Help With Ants In Mobile

Don’t waste your time and money with store-bought products that can make ant infestations worse. Instead, look to EnSec for assistance. We can provide the ant control methods you need to keep your home ant-free. At EnSec, we provide both eradication and prevention services. No matter what ant species you are dealing with, our trained technicians can help.

Call us today to find out what home pest control services we can offer to you on your Mobile property. We offer free inspections and estimates. Reach out to us today by phone or use our online contact form.