ANT CONTROL IN LAS VEGAS
Have you noticed ants in your house recently? There are many different types of ants that can be found both inside and outside of the home. If these ants are not identified correctly and then exterminated safely and correctly accordingly you run the risk of exasperating the problem. Swat Bug Killers Technicians in Las Vegas are trained to inspect and identify all issues regarding ants and to use the proper techniques to get rid of all ant issues. Pest control starts with prevention to avoid getting ants in the first place.
HOW TO AVOID GETTING ANTS
There are some simple, common sense ways to avoid attracting ants into and around your home. Keep your house clean, wipe down kitchen counters and take care to sweep and keep food that is not in the fridge covered. Clean up any moisture on counters or other surfaces and be sure to wash your dishes everyday. Throw your trash out everyday and keep the bins far from your house. One common ant found in the home that is attracted by food left out is called a sugar ant.
As the name implies sugar ants get there name because they are especially attracted to sweet, sugary foods and drinks. They do not cause damage to the structure of your home, preferring to make their nests in the ground, under rocks or in logs. However, they are also known as Odorous House Ants because when you smash them they have an odor similar to urine or rotting coconut. These ants have huge colonies, with each nest having multiple queens. Sugar ants are very different from fire ants.
Fire ant is the common name for a number of ant species that are usually light brown in color. Fire ants are more aggressive than other types of ants and often attack small animals, sometimes killing them. Humans are not immune from their toxic venom, their sting can range from a painful stinging sensation to a fatal reaction for those individuals sensitive to their venom. These ants make their nests outside in open spaces, such as fields, lawns and parks. Fire ants are invasive in the United States and more than $5 billion dollars is spent annually to control them, fix damage caused by them and for medical treatment caused by their venom.
First and foremost, prevention is the most effective solution for ant control in and around the house. Keeping a neat and tidy house will go a long way in deterring both sugar ants and fire ants. If you have an existing ant problem please contact Swat Bug Killers to come and identify the type of ant and eradicate them utilizing the proper chemicals and techniques.