There are many species of ants that live in Arizona. Ants are one of the top nuisance pests in all of Arizona which can make ant control very difficult at times. Ants can find their way into your home or building through a variety of ways. Ants “bridge” onto the home from plants, trees, and other objects left against a home or building. Ants are social insects that will create, build and expand their colonies. Depending on the species and the maturity of the ant colony there can be anywhere from several thousand to several million ants and span entire city blocks.
In Arizona, controlling ants is a never ending battle because they are constantly migrating and creating new colonies. Allied Pest Solutions can help keep ants out of your home or building by inspecting and providing exclusive recommendations for effective treatment specific to your problem.
Why Ants Enter Your Home
The number 1 reason ants invade your home is simple: food. Ants often invade homes and buildings because they provide an easy source of food. Black ants are usually attracted to sweet foods and pet food. They will make their way indoors through the cracks and crevices around your home during their relentless foraging. Crazy ants, Odorous house ants, big-headed ants, Argentine ants and other common ants that we find throughout Phoenix are attracted to various types of food based upon the ant species and the age of the colony.
How to Eliminate Ants
The first step in all treatment plans is to identify what is attracting the ants. Once this is identified we recommend to remove the food source to stop access to it. Our certified pest control technicians will then help to figure out where the ants are coming from. This is often done by following the ant “trails” that they use to follow one another. These trails will ultimately lead to the surface opening of the colony. Once we locate the colony entrances, we often use baits, non-repellents or a combination of both to help solve the issue.