The Most Effective Way To Keep Ants Off Your Las Vegas Property
The main problem with ants besides their large numbers is the numerous species of ant that roam Las Vegas. Each species has its own behaviors and threat levels, which can make removal complicated at best. Some species common to the area include:
Carpenter ants: Growing up to 1/2 of an inch in length, carpenter ants are often identified by their size alone. Carpenter ants are black and are famous for causing property damage thanks to their tunneling habits. This can result in costly repairs if left unchecked.
Harvester ants: Similar in size to carpenter ants, harvester ants range in color from red and brown to black. They also possess long hairs under their head, which resembles a beard. They get their name from their habit of harvesting seeds to feed their colony.
Pavement ants: Similar to house ants, this ant is different thanks to their tendency to nest in the cracks of sidewalks and underneath buildings. Considering how many buildings and sidewalks exist in this city, it’s easy to imagine their numbers growing large.
Argentine ants: This ant is shiny and dark brown or black. More importantly, they travel everywhere in large numbers with multiple nesting sites. As such, this ant is extremely difficult to control without professional intervention.
While most ants may be harmless, they don’t belong inside your building. Their large numbers and multiple colonies can make ant control difficult. For this reason, the key to an ant-free property is to prevent them from getting inside in the first place.
Handling Your Ant Infestation Effectively
Ants are an extremely social insect, which is why they form colonies. Each ant has its role to fill and it all centers on ensuring food sources are accessible. While they aren’t particular, ants are prone to enjoying vegetables, meats, sweet liquids, cheese, fruits, and grease. That’s why it’s important to follow these crucial tips to ensure your property isn’t enticing them to come inside:
Food: It seems obvious, but this is one that is easily neglected. Improper food storage and crumbs are the banes of all property owners when it comes to ant infestations. Make sure all food is in a sealed container and wipe everything down regularly to ensure your food doesn’t become their food.
Eliminate water: Like any pest, this one likes having water sources close by. Ants can take water back to their colony for later use. As such, this creates a scent trail that tells other ants “come get your water.” Don’t let this trail develop by ensuring concerns such as a pipe leak, roof leak, or other sources of water aren’t available.
Trash management: Ants want to get into your trash. If they have easy access, they’ll never leave. Make sure to close the trash bags, keep the lids shut, and ensure all trash disposal and management occurs away from the building to secure your protection.
Keeping the ants away also means taking preventative measures to ensure they can’t get inside your building. That’s why you should also:
Inspect the screens: Window screens, vent screens, and other screens become easy access points for ants once they’re damaged. By inspecting these screens regularly, you can ensure ants can’t get inside this way.
Seal things up: Ants are small, which means they can get into small cracks and holes with ease. The best thing to do is to inspect the perimeter of your building to find and seal all cracks and holes. Make sure to use silicone caulk to seal things up.
A Little Assistance From Red Rock Pest Control
Ants roaming in large numbers take the fun out of everything. Whether you’re at home or in a casino with amazing food, the fact remains the ants need to go away. For this reason, we offer a range of pest control plans designed for your needs and concerns. It’s time to take back control so you can get back to having fun instead of stressing out.
Do you need ant control services? Then give us a call to speak with one of our agents about our professional pest control options or fill out our online form to schedule your free inspection.