Why Ants are Invading Your Las Vegas Home
A few ants here and there isn’t a big problem. Ants are a common household pest across the nation. Most homeowners have experienced an ant problem at least once in their lives and the good news is, most ants are harmless. But with our warmer climate, these tiny insects can be a year-round problem, specifically the Argentine ant and the odorous house ant. Because of this reason, we at Pest Control Inc would like to talk about why ants are invading your home and what you can do to help prevent these little nuisance pests.
What Attracts Ants?
Ants invade homes the same reason other pests do: for reliable food, water, and shelter. They can live without food for a while, but like us, they’ll die without water. This is why you’ll primarily see ants congregate near water leaks and damp areas.
Ants are also attracted to:
- Pet food
- Honeydew (pavement ants)
And although ants invade homes, their primary nest may be outside of your home. Some species have multiple nests and will travel as far as 700 feet to forage for food and supplies.
What Kind of Ants are in Las Vegas?
We have over a dozen ant species here in Las Vegas including:
- Acrobat Ant
- Argentine Ant
- Big Headed Ant
- Carpenter Ant
- Ghost Ant
- Moisture Ant
- Odorous House Ant
- Pavement Ant
- Pharaoh Ant
- Raspberry Crazy Ant
- Thatching Ant
- Velvety Tree Ant
For more information about each ant species, take a look at our Ant Pest ID page where you’ll learn about their habits and behaviors.
How to Prevent Ants
Ants are resilient. Once they’ve invaded your home, they’re hard to get rid of, especially if they’ve nested in your walls. So the key practice for ants is prevention!
- Keep your home clean
- Repair water leaks
- Trim back bushes at least 18” away from your home
- Seal cracks with a silicone-based caulk
- Install door sweeps
- Install weather stripping
- Clean out gutters
- Store food in airtight containers
Your Las Vegas Ant Exterminators
Ants are the number one nuisance pest in the country. These insects can fit through the tiniest cracks in your home. Some can even chew through wood and caulking. So whether you have ants or want professional help to protect your home against these tiny pests, Pest Control Inc is here for you. We’re your local ant exterminators in Las Vegas NV.
We implement Integrated Pest Management for our pest control. These practices allow us to understand the cause of pest problems, so we can help prevent them and provide you with long-term solutions. So give us a call today for a custom pest control plan or one-time treatment to fit your needs!
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