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As the summer starts heating up, ants start walking in like they own the place. Along with being one of the most common pests that people see on a day-to-day basis, they are one of the most irritating as well. With their ability to breed like rabbits, most homeowners don’t even know they're there until it's too late. When ants take over the sanctity of your home, Kopex Pest Control is just one call away. We guarantee the removal of any type of ant species and their colonies. The most common ants that homeowners encounter in South Carolina are sugar ants, pavement ants, carpenter ants, and fire ants, which stand no chance against our comprehensive service.
As a family-owned business, Kopex will service your house as if it were our own. We use sustainable products and only provide services that do not cause harm to the environment or non-target species.
Why do I have ants in my home?
Whenever ants pop up, there is surely a reason behind it. Ants look for two main environmental qualities when setting up their colonies. Those two main things are sufficient amounts of food and water sources. The most common place that homeowners see ants are in the kitchen due to abundant food and water sources. Ants are not exclusive to your kitchen. They can be found near dog food, crumbs, uncovered food, and other snacks for the colony. If you’re dealing with ants and it is not because of food or water sources, then you might just have a colony nearby that is using the cracks and crevices in your house as a pipeline to scavenge anything that they can find.
How to stop ants from entering your home
We can all agree, no one has ever said, “I love ants coming into my home.” Luckily for you, there are a few precautionary measures that you can take to avoid any unwanted visitors.
These measures include:
Thorough cleaning of any food or water spills around your house
Store food in containers that are sealed
Take out the trash regularly
Seal up any cracks or holes that they could be using as highways into your home
Tidy up your dog and cats bowls and the area around them
Ensure that your indoor plants do not have colonies inside of their soil
Put any prepared food straight into the fridge after you are done with it
If you verify that your home is sealed correctly and you upkeep proper sanitation methods, you should be able to significantly reduce the chance of an ant outbreak.
When Should I Call a Pest Control company?
Finding a few ants at a time is not a big deal to most people, although it can be annoying. At Kopex, we suggest that you call us if you are finding yourself fighting against ants on a regular basis or in large numbers. The reason that ants are often difficult to exterminate when using regular store-bought products, is because they will take care of the ants that you see, but not the colony/source of the problem. At Kopex, we guarantee the identification of the ant species, the location of their colony, and the proper treatment methods to achieve success. Not only will we get rid of any existing ants on the property, but with our year-round service, we will keep them from coming back. Call for a free inspection today!