Answering Commonly Asked Questions About Ants In Pensacola Homes

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There are so many different kinds of ants in the world, and they all cause their own unique form of damage to homes and properties. They’re one of the most common nuisance pests in the world, which means you're almost guaranteed to encounter them in your Pensacola home at some point. Read on to learn more about these pests, why they do what they do, and how EnSec Pest & Lawn can help you have an ant-free home in no time with professional pest control in Pensacola.

How Do Ants Find Food?

If you want effective ant control, you must understand how they operate and why they do the things they do. The main goal of these pests is to find food and protect their queen. In order to find food, scout ants look for food using their incredibly sensitive sense of smell. When these ants return to the colony, they leave a pheromone scent trail that other ants then follow in order to obtain more food. 

Ants will feed on a wide variety of things, such as:

  • Sugary foods: Sweet and sugary foods are known for attracting many different kinds of ants, and even the smallest amount of spilled soda or cookie crumbs can entice them.
  • Plants: Ants feed on a variety of vegetation, including leaves, seeds, and decaying plant matter.
  • Other insects: Ants are omnivores, and as such, will eat other insects if another food source isn't readily available.
  • Meat: Whether it's a piece of hamburger that was dropped on the ground or decaying wildlife, ants will consume almost any kind of meat.
  • Pantry foods: Ants will eat just about any food that can be found in your pantry, including grains, seeds, nuts, snacks, and anything they can access.

The professional service team members at EnSec Pest & Lawn will work with you to pinpoint the conducive conditions that are allowing ants to thrive in your home, and will implement proven ant prevention tips and strategies to keep them from returning once your home has been treated. Give us a call for comprehensive ant control services today.

Why Do Ants Need Ant Hills?

If you’ve ever mowed your yard, you know the frustration of finding that anthills have completely taken over your lawn. These hills are carefully constructed over a period of time so that the ants have a place to call home. The ant hill is a series of complex tunnel systems that allow the entire colony to live and reproduce safely while protecting the queen. As they tunnel through the dirt to create these tunnels, they deposit the dirt aboveground, which forms the football-shaped ant hill we are all familiar with. 

The team at EnSec Pest & Lawn will work with you to destroy any ant hills in your yard and eliminate the ants that build them. We believe you should be able to mow your lawn without any bumps or trouble. Give us a call to inquire about ant control services for your yard.

What Happens If You Interrupt An Ant Trail?

It might seem counterproductive, but it’s actually not a good ant control method to interrupt ants that are out on the prowl for food. This can lead to them becoming distracted and disoriented. If they get confused about where they’re going, they can accidentally wander into your home, or your kitchen, and find their way into your pantries. If you spot ants in your yard or home, give the pest control professionals at Ensec Pest & Lawn a call for help right away.

Professional Ant Control For Pensacola Homes

Ants are a nuisance to have in your home and yard. Depending on the species of ant that’s invaded your home, they can be dangerous as well and harm you, your family, and your pets. That’s why EnSec Pest & Lawn has been helping Pensacola homes be ant-free since 1997, using only the most advanced tools and treatments available on the professional market to treat infestations. If you want to get rid of the ants in your home, give us a call today.