We’ll Have Those Ants Marching Away In No Time
Let’s face it, ants are everywhere, but the last place you want to find them is inside your home or business, or even on your back patio. The problem is, ants are highly invasive and social critters that will stop at nothing to gather food and resources to support and defend their colony and protect their queen(s). So if you’ve spotted one ant in your home, or on your property, chances are good that an entire colony is nearby. If ants have marched into your home, your business, or established a colony in your yard, then call your friends at Critter Wranglers for Top Rated Local® ant control services in Powell, Knoxville, and all throughout Tennessee.
Interesting Facts You Ought To Know About Ants
- There are more than 12,000 ant species worldwide.
- Ant colonies are massive and can support upwards of 300 million ants.
- Every ant in its colony has a specific job to do.
- Ants can’t hear but they can feel vibrations to help them forage for food and resources.
- Ants can lift and carry up to 50 times their body weight.
- Ants can live longer than any other insect.
- Ants are some of the fastest moving critters on the planet.
- The largest ant supercolony was discovered in Argentina stretching more than 3,700 miles wide.
We have all seen an ant or two in our home when sugar has spilled in the cabinet or too much rain has pushed them into the house. But what if you’re seeing ants more than just a few times a year? You may need help with ant control. Ants are social insects so chances are good that if you are seeing a few, there is a larger colony very close by.
When You Have An Ant Problem, We’re Here for You
When you have ants, they typically won’t just go away on their own. They may disappear during the colder months, but always return as soon as the temperatures start warming up. That’s why when you have ants on your patio or in your garage, you need the most effective pest protection to keep ants out of your home or business — and Critter Wranglers is here to help.
Odorous House Ants
These pests can be the most frustrating and common of the ant species to invade your home. Up to 10,000 can live in one colony and the workers forage day and night. They receive their name from the odor they produce when crushed, described as “rotten coconut.” They may nest in the wall voids of your home or trail in from your landscaping. Their diet varies, but they typically prefer sweets so they are a common problem in the kitchen. They are small in size, about 1/16-1/8-inch long, but they can trail in the thousands prompting calls for treatment at nearly any time of the year. That being said, most ant problems occur throughout the warmer months.
Signs That It’s Time for Ant Control
- Large numbers of ants inside the home
- Ant trails visible along cracks/edges of driveway or sidewalk
- Ant trails along or on the foundation of the structure
- Large numbers of ants found in the landscaping
If you suspect, you may have an ant infestation, then give your friends at Critter Wranglers a call. Ant infestations can be difficult to eradicate and even harder to prevent them from reoccurring. As a Top Rated Local® pest control company in Tennessee, our experienced and professional team will ensure the ants are completely removed. Additionally, we'll help prevent a future ant invasion by addressing entry points that they have used to access your home.
Contact Us for Ant Control Today
Whether it’s a one-time treatment of pesky ants, or you’re in need of a monthly pest control services, we’ve got you covered. With more than 35 years of experience, there isn’t a wildlife, rodent, or pest problem we can’t handle. Schedule an inspection for ant control today! We proudly service all of Tennessee from Powell to Knoxville and beyond. We can treat private residents, commercial spaces, and municipal accounts for ants and other pests. Contact us today!