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What Type Of Insect Is A ‘Small Ant’
The term “small ant” was probably chosen because the insect is one of the smallest in the species of ants. There are approximately 12,000 ant species, all of which have been validated. However, some experts the number is closer to 14,000 than 12,000, but without the evidence, scientists refuse to say otherwise. Ants have characteristics that are shared across the species. These characteristics – a tri-segmented body, mandibles, two antennas, two black eyes, and six legs – are utilized by exterminators and scientists for identification purposes. The ant colony is continuously working, with each member having a list of duties that must be carried out accordingly.
How Did My Home Become A Target Of The Small Ant?
Ants have responsibilities that must be carried out to the fullest extent. For example, the worker ant is responsible for feeding the colony, building nests, and erecting tunnels. When you consider that a single ant colony could have up to 30,000 or more members, it only makes sense for food to be a problem in many cases. If your property had a large colony of ants living, working, and reproducing around the clock, it is reasonable that a few members would finally make their way into your home. When worker ants must make the decision to invade a building, the colony is always on the back of their minds. Your home was offering the essentials of living for the colony, so the workers decided to go for it. It may sound silly, but your home was invaded by a colony of ants for one main reason, which is nothing more or less than food.
Do Small Ants Transmit Diseases To Children And Seniors?
Ask yourself, what are the world’s most vulnerable age groups? Young children and elderly adults are believed to be more vulnerable than teenagers, and young- and middle-aged adults when it comes to diseases, viruses, and parasites. Your concern is validated, especially if the occupants of your home are senior citizens and children. Another group that draws concern in the medical community is people with chronic illnesses, such as cancer, HIV, renal failure, rheumatoid arthritis, and cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, there is very little to be concerned about when it comes to ants and disease transmission. Ant species do not transmit diseases. However, this insect species has been linked to foodborne illnesses like Bacillus cereus, Clostridium botulinum (botulism), and salmonella.
What Steps Do I Need To Take To Remove Ants From My Home?
An insect infestation is complicated, especially when small ants are involved. Why are ant infestations so difficult to eradicate? If there are ants living in your home, they are part of a large colony in the nearby vicinity. The ants responsible for your home invasion are referred to as a “satellite” colony. A satellite colony branches off from the main colony. In most cases, a satellite colony of ants had no intention of leaving the main colony permanently. Of course, more evidence may be needed to back up this theory.
Can I Use Over-The-Counter Pesticide For An Ant Infestation?
When it comes to pest control, there are two main options – professional and DIY. Professional pest control is only available through a licensed extermination company or contractor. It includes both commercial-grade and professional-grade pest control products that have been deemed the “most powerful” in the pest control industry. DIY pest control, on the other hand, is the basic or standard pesticide that is available through bix-box, retail, hardware, and home and garden stores. Now back to your question, OTC pesticides may successfully eradicate a minor small ant problem, but will probably have no impact whatsoever on a moderate to severe ant infestation.
When Can I Expect The Exterminator To Perform My Home Inspection?
When we receive a pest control inspection request from a consumer, we immediately initiate processing. This can take anywhere between 24 to 48 hours, depending on our workload. In most cases, we can dispatch a licensed exterminator out to the requesting client’s home within this same time frame.
Should I Have Some Concerns About The Safety Of Ant Pest Control Treatment?
It is natural for consumers to have concerns about specific products, such as pest control pesticides. We have a decent selection of extermination products, including chemical-based, organic, and eco-friendly pesticides. We also provide pest control fumigation, steam, thermal heat, and cryonite treatments. If you are concerned about your family’s safety, we highly recommend for you to opt for an organic or eco-friendly pesticide. These products do not include harmful chemicals or other toxins.
Is It Possible To Protect Your Home From A Second Ant Infestation?
Yes, it is possible to prevent a repeat ant infestation. With our pest control management and your family’s cooperation, we can rebuild and improve your home’s pest control barrier. We can do this by sealing off access points, creating a doable cleaning schedule, and developing new systematic food storage utilizing glass and plastic containers with lids.
How Our Ant Control Services In Philadelphia Can Help You
With summer here in the beautiful Philadelphia area, it is likely that more and more residents are doing to start seeing ants. Unfortunately, ants are sociable insects and if you see just one in your home, there is a good chance there is a colony nearby somewhere. It could be in your attic, it could be in your yard, or it could even be in your crawlspace. Whatever the situation is, if you want to rid yourself of the problem you are going to have to find and eliminate that nest. Fortunately, we are available to serve you, so you can take your home back as soon as possible.
Adapting To Your Schedule
For the average individual, it is almost impossible to take a day off work. Just missing one day of work could ruin your entire paycheck. Sure you probably have vacation days, but who wants to waste those waiting on the exterminator? Well, when you take advantage of our services you won’t have to. We are willing to work around your schedule, regardless of how hectic it is. If you need us to show up on the weekends, we will. If you need us to show up bright and early in the morning, we will.
We Encourage Involvement
As a team of expert exterminators, we always provide high-quality ant control services to all of our Philadelphia customers. With that said, we never shy away from taking advice from our customers. In fact, we highly recommend you getting involved in the process. Working with us from the beginning to the end will ensure your home and property is ant-free in a timely manner. Please feel free to contact us today to see how we can help you.
Other Qualities That Make Us Stand Out
As one of the top extermination companies in Philadelphia, we possess a full range of skills that can prove to be handy for homeowners dealing with ant infestations.
- We have all the proper certifications and licenses
- We are insured to protect you and your home
- We offer written guarantees
- We will work with your schedule
- We offer competitive pricing
- Our techs are trained and experienced
- We utilize the latest technology
- We are locally owned and operated
We are always available for the residents of Philadelphia. Whether you need information about ant control services or a quote, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are conveniently located, so you can stop by our office during business hours. We are also reachable via phone and email