Say Good Riddance To Ants In Your Riverside County Home

food scrap covered in ants

Many ants in California are active all year long. These tiny bugs will invade both your yard and your home and can quickly take over your property.  Many homeowners get annoyed when they see ants crawling around their homes. But ants are more than just an irritating insect; they can also spread harmful pathogens and be hazardous to your health. 

If you are seeing ants in your home, you should team up with aRiverside County pest controlcompany with ant control experience. At Power Pros Pest Control, we know the fastest and most effective way to eradicate ants in your home. 

One Ant Usually Means More

All ant species are known to be social creatures that live in large colonies. Every ant in the colony has a job to do. The worker ants have many jobs to do, including finding food. A few workers or scout ants will leave the nest searching for a viable food source. If you are seeing just one or two ants, there is a good chance that you already have an ant colony established in your home, and you are seeing only a few of its members.

Once the worker ants find food, they leave a pheromone trail which helps guide the other ants from the nest to the food source; this is when you see a long trail of ants marching across your countertops, walls, and other areas of your home. Even if the trail of ants is long, you are still only seeing a small portion of the ants that occupy your home. There is a chance that you have several thousand more ants living in the space between your walls or above your ceiling. 

The Health Risks Of Ant Infestations

Ants are scavengers. They like to eat meat, vegetables, and fruit, but they aren't too picky when finding their next meal and will eat just about anything. Most days, ants crawl over and eat garbage, dead carcasses, rotten fruits, and other disgusting objects covered in bacteria and harmful pathogens. If the ant then walks across your food, it could contaminate it. Some illnesses you could contract from ants in your food or food preparation surfaces include salmonellosis, streptococcus, E. coli, and staphylococcus. 

Contact Us To Completely Eliminate An Ant Infestation

Ants can hide in almost any crevice in your home. They will commonly nest in crawl spaces, behind walls, in attics, and any area of your yard. Because these sneaky insects gather in large numbers and are experts at staying out of sight, it can be difficult for the average person to try and eradicate an ant infestation on their own. 

At Power Pros Pest Control, we know how to get rid of ants quickly. We offer advanced ant control treatments that provide long-term protection against these tiny but dangerous bugs. 

Five Naturally Effective Way To Prevent Future Infestations

If you want to make sure that ants are never able to invade your home again, there are five things you can try:

  1. Keep all dry food kept in a sealable or locked container
  2. Make sure that there is a tight-fitting lid on your trash cans
  3. Ensure that your basement and other areas of your home are well-ventilated and not too humid
  4. Only put your pet's food and water dish out at certain times of the day

If you want another easy way to keep ants out of your Riverside County home for good, call our Power Pros Pest Control professionals today. Contact us at your convenience to get your free estimate and schedule your free inspection.