Although no one ever wants to find themselves in need of ant control, Temecula homeowners find themselves inundated with ants and in need of solutions every day. Ants live in large colonies and are very social creatures, so if you see one inside your home you can always assume there are more on the way. Most ants prefer to stay outside, though, which may come as a surprise. When it becomes apparent that there may be better food sources inside a home or other structure, ant colonies will leave their natural habitat and attempt to share yours. From carpenter ants to fire ants, these little bugs can sure bug the heck out of you until they’re exterminated. Here are a few facts you need to know about ant species found in Temecula, how you can prevent them, and how to react if you have a serious infestation.
Carpenter ants, like termites, can destroy the wooden structure of a home. Although they prefer wet, dead wood when they’re in their natural habitat, it’s not uncommon for these critters to feast on the dry wood that homes are built out of. These are one of the most common species of ants in the world. If you can tap on any of the wood in your home and hear a hollow sound, you may have a carpenter ant (or termite) infestation on your hands and it would be wise to invest in professional carpenter ant control. Temecula residents can always call Black Knight for a full range of services to eliminate and repel either of these pests, or practically any other kind of pest.
No one likes to come across a colony of fire ants, also known as red ants or ginger ants. These little pests are not only annoying, but their bites pack a painful sting! Fire ants are often found in large mounds of dirt around open areas, but they can encroach on residential areas as well. Fire ants have only been found in North America since the 1930s, though, so they don’t have many natural enemies and have posed big problems for both homeowners and farmers. When children and pets are present, they can be an even bigger problem. Luckily, there are trained professionals ready to provide all the services you need for fire ant control. Temecula homeowners should contact us as soon as possible when a fire ant colony has been detected.