When the ants come marching in during Georgia rainstorms, trust Healthy Home Termite & Pest Control in Atlanta, GA, to get rid of them for you!
Have you noticed that ants seem more likely to invade your house following a rainstorm? Heavy rain in Georgia can definitely be the starting point for ants to invade your Georgia home. When heavy rain falls, the ground becomes flooded, and ants are pushed from their colonies and forced to find a new place to settle down; oftentimes, that place is your Metro Atlanta home.
The most common types of ants to invade homes following heavy rain are Argentine ants, odorous ants, thief ants, carpenter ants, and pharaoh ants. A positive trait of all of these is that they do not sting or bite; they are simply pests. That’s where Healthy Home Termite and Pest Control comes in. Let us do a free inspection so we can quickly get rid of those ants for you!
One, Two, Three… That’s a Problem
When you first start seeing your new houseguests, you may only see a few here and there and think, “Oh, this isn’t too bad.” Most of the time, you only see ten percent of the colony; these ants are referred to as scouting ants. They leave the colony in search of food sources and return to tell the others where to find it. That means while those couple of ants are scurrying around your house, ninety percent of the actual problem is comfortably tucked away in the walls of your home enjoying the dry space.
It is imperative to rid your home of an ant infestation because true, they are a nuisance, but they also can invade your food, destroy your home, and spread disease. If your ant problem goes on too long without being treated, the harder it becomes to get rid of them.
Look for Ant Mounds in Your Yard
Rainy weather affects outdoor ants, especially fire ants, just the same. Have you ever walked through your yard a couple of days after heavy rain and noticed large ‘dirt piles’ popping up everywhere? Those are fire ant hills. The ground where they usually live has become unbearably saturated, so they must build upwards in search of drier ground. These ants can and will sting anyone who crosses their path while it might seem like a fun idea to kick an anthill and watch them scatter, the bites they give you might have you thinking differently.
Get Rid of Ants Following Georgia Rain With Help From Healthy Home!
The most effective way to get rid of ants caused by rain (or other factors) is to hire a professional pest control company. At Healthy Home Termite and Pest Control, we know the most effective techniques to treat your indoor ant infestation. We will ensure that the ants will be the only ones harmed in the treatment and that your family can get back to an ant-free existence.
In addition to indoor ant treatment, we also provide fire ant treatment to help keep your yard looking in tip-top shape.
Don’t let the Georgia rainy days get you down. Contact Healthy Home Termite and Pest Control today for fast ant control to get rid of all types of ants.