What To Do About An Ant Infestation In Your Norwalk Home

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If you have an ant infestation in your home, you may have over 100,000 ants in your house at one time. These incredibly invasive insects can quickly take over your home, and they won't leave on their own. If you have ants crawling around your Connecticut home, you will need the help of an experienced Norwalk pest control specialist to get rid of them completely. 

At Tim's Pest Control LLC., we are a family-owned company that has been providing ant control solutions since 1996, and we know how to achieve total ant control.

One Ant Usually Means Many More

Ants live in large colonies that can contain several thousand ants. Each colony is usually divided into three castes: the queen, the males, and the workers. The queen and the males are reproductive ants with only one job; to reproduce and increase the number of ants in the colony. The workers are responsible for everything else. They build the nest, take care of the other colony members, and forage for food.

If you see an ant in your home, there is a good chance you are seeing a worker looking for something to eat. When a worker finds food, they leave a trail of pheromones to communicate to the other ants where they should go. This is why you will usually see a long line of ants in your home. Even if you don't see the line of ants, there is a good chance that several thousand ants are still hiding in the shadows somewhere nearby. 

Why You Don't Want Ants Crawling Around Your Home

Ants in Norwalk are invasive and annoying, but they are also dangerous and destructive. When the ants roam your home looking for food, they will crawl over dead carcasses, piles of trash, and even fecal matter. While they are walking around these unsanitary surfaces, they will pick up a wide range of bacteria and harmful pathogens. They can then pass these to you if they crawl on or near your food. Some of the different illnesses that an ant infestation may bring to your home include:

  • Streptococcus

  • Clostridium

  • Shigellosis

  • Salmonellosis

  • E. coli infections

  • Staph infections

Carpenter ants are also commonly found in this area. While they can come inside your home, they are not known to contaminate your food. Instead, they will drill holes in the wooden surfaces of your home and build their nest of the wood. Over time, this can make the wooden structure brittle and affect the structural integrity.

Contact Us To Completely Eliminate An Ant Infestation

Ants can hide in some of the most hard-to-see places in your home. They can hide inside the insulation in your walls, inside wooden structures, and in other places that are difficult to access. Because it can be challenging to reach the heart of an ant colony, most do-it-yourself ant control solutions don't work. The best way to completely get rid of ants in your home is to give us a call. At Tim’s Pest Control, we have the tools and the experience to get rid of every ant in your home for good. 

Don't Forget These Ant Prevention Tips

Once you get rid of the ants in your home, you can use these simple tricks to ensure that they don't come back:

  1. Keep food in a sealable container

  2. Seal any gaps and cracks around your home

  3. Sweep and mop your floors regularly to remove food crumbs and debris

The best way to prevent these invasive insects from coming back is to schedule a regular ant control service with the experienced technicians at Tim's Pest Control. We will devise a customized plan that will keep ants out of your Norwalk home. Give us a call today to schedule your free inspection.