Ants are among nature’s most industrious living things. They are social insects that live in colonies of tens of thousands or more, each with its own task to perform. An ant can cover ground quickly and can lift 20 times its own body weight. They don’t live very long, having a life expectancy of about a couple of months.
They may be nature’s builders but, to us humans, Hymenoptera Formicidae are annoying pests. They may not possess the sting of its natural cousins the wasp, but enough active colonies can cause property damage that can be expensive to remedy. If you own a home in Mobile, AL, or other communities, you do not want to wait too long for ant control services.
One indication that you may be looking at an ant problem is the appearance of a colony mound. The mound covers the network of tunnels created by the ant colonies. The depth of the tunnel network can depend on the size of the colony, how old it is, soil texture, and depth of the water table. Most tunnel networks extend just below the surface, although fire ant colonies have been known to go to a depth of 10 feet or more. Fire ants can be a particular nuisance because of their painful bites that can require medical care.
Another telltale sign that you may have due for ant treatment is the line of ants along walls and corner spaces. Ants are particularly good at communicating with others in the same colony. Ants foraging for food leave behind a scent called pheromone that other ants follow. Before you know it, you have a lie of ants going back and forth from the colony to a food source likely detected in your home.
If you notice an especially large red mound in your yard, or even if you suspect ants have targeted your home, now is the time to contact an ant treatment expert. Bama Pest Control handles ant problems at properties in Mobile, Theodore, Irvington, Grand Bay, Dauphin Island, Semmes, Eight Mile, Prichard, Saraland, Satsuma, Chickasaw, McIntosh, Atmore, Millry, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Foley, ad Bay Minette. Call the experts at Bama Pest Control to schedule a free ant mitigation plan estimate.