ANTS: Ants are the number one pest problem in the country. Ants in Arizona can cause health risks by contaminating food, damaging the wood framing of homes and inflicting irritating bites.
Ants communicate to one another constantly. When they find something that tastes yummy or something harmful, they send signals out to all the other ants either inviting them to come or telling them that danger is near.
Facts about Arizona Ants
Ants are the number one pest problem in the country. Of all the U.S., Arizona has the most ant species, over 300 known species, due to the variation in climate and terrain. Arizona ants include Leafcutter Ants, Harvester Ants, Carpenter Ants, and Trap-Jaw Ants just to name a few. Of course, Arizona is noted for the ferocious Fire Ant which has a bite (sting) which may result in welts and pain.
Most ants in Tucson are active during the warmer parts of the year (late winter through early fall). They can be active both at night and during the day, depending on the time of year and the weather. Although beneficial and essential to the environment, ants are usually considered pests that need to be exterminated.
Can I get rid of ants myself?
Some do-it-yourself products can potentially provide short-term relief, but may in fact, make the ant problem worse. In truth, using a spray pesticide is probably one of the worst things that you can do to kill ants. Products like spray pesticides will repel the ants at first, but the repeated use can cause the ants to just move or split into multiple colonies.
To properly rid an area of ants, the queen must be found and killed. Simply killing foraging ants will not eliminate the colony. If the queen remains, she will continue to lay more eggs to ensure the survivability of the colony.
How do I get rid of ants?
The best course of action to eliminate an ant infestation is to contact a professional ant exterminator immediately. Proper procedures for ant control in and around homes or other buildings depend greatly on the species of ant involved. Most times, populations are controlled using insecticide baits, either in granule or liquid formulations. Bait is gathered by the ants as food and brought back to the nest where the poison is inadvertently spread to other colony members.
To exterminate ants, it is important to use a professional pest control company that can properly identify the ant species being dealt with and how they work, where they hide and how to eliminate them from your home or business. A professional ant exterminator will diligently locate the main source (colony) and apply the latest treatments to eliminate the nest once and for all.
Call Conquistador Pest
Don’t let ants bug you anymore! Contact Conquistador Pest to help you with Arizona ant control and extermination. Our licensed and insured exterminators will identify problem areas and work with you to determine the best possible ways to solve issues. Read about the other Tucson pest control services we offer! We also provide termite control and weed control.