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Social ants colonize to protect their species, which is a member of the Formicidae family. Colonizing protects the ant species from becoming endangered and extinct. There are between 12,000 and 14,000 members of the Formicidae family that are identified by a jointed tri-segmented body that ranges from solid black to reddish/black and dark brown.

The ant has three sets of elbowed legs, a large head, and mandibles utilized to forage for food, fight off predators, such as the fire ant species. There is a broad range of insects and animals that feed on ants. These include the jumping spider, doodlebugs (antlions), fire ants, geckos, caterpillars, flies, snakes, snails, some bird species, bears, ground beetles, frogs, and anteaters.

With so many predators on the prowl, an ant infiltration is more than just a risk. If your home is infiltrated by ants, it is likely one of the above insect predators are not too far away.

Why Are Ants Attacking My Detroit Home?

Between April and mid-December, ant activity is at its highest. With this in mind, you must be prepared in advance. Ants do not discriminate between houses, apartments, duplexes, and townhomes. All residential, commercial, and industrial buildings are targeted by ants. However, commercial facilities like diners, pubs, restaurants, grocery stores, supermarkets, and dairy bars are at the highest risk because they deal with food.

If your home is under an ant attack, it can be contributed to an exterior-to-interior access point. The ant’s tiny body will easily fit through cracks and gaps between door frames, thresholds, vents, ductwork, damaged foundations, fascia, electrical boxes, and plumbing fixtures.

Do Ants Pose Environmental Risks?

No, ants are not dangerous to the environment. In fact, experts believe the insect is helpful to the environment. When ants make way for underground tunnels and nests, they are helping the environment by breaking down rotting matter. Ants gnaw through downed trees, tree branches, tree stumps, and other decaying wood structures – porches, deck railing, mailbox posts, and steps.

Should I Invest In Over-The-Counter Ant Pesticides?

You can, but there is no guarantee these low-strength pest control products will offer any relief for ant infiltration and infestation. We highly recommend our professional ant control instead because it combines visual inspections with an industrial-strength pest control product.

We carry a broad range of pesticide formulas – eco-friendly, non-toxic, chemical-based, and all-natural.

When Will The Exterminator Arrive At My Detroit Home To Perform The Ant Inspection?

On the day of your scheduled appointment, an exterminator will arrive at your home just minutes before the deadline. We do not arrive early or late without advance notice. We strive to stay on track with our schedule to avoid any unnecessary delay or confusion for the client.

We need between 24 and 48 hours to process your ant inspection service request.

What Can I Do To Protect My Detroit Home From A Repeat Ant Infiltration?

You can repair and improve your home’s vulnerable pest barrier. Utilize a waterproof caulk to fill in small cracks, gaps, and crevices. Larger openings should be filled in with custom plywood or metal sheeting, followed up with a waterproof silicone sealant.

Ants have been associated with foodborne illness due to contaminated non-perishables. To protect your family from coming into contact with ant-contaminated food, we suggest updating your food storage system. Do away with manufacturing food packaging, which can be infiltrated by the ant’s mandibles. Utilize glass or stainless steel food containers instead.

Does Ant Pesticide Exposure Cause Cancer?

Pesticides that contain chemicals do pose some health risks to humans and animals. Long-term exposure can be avoided by not treating ant-infested homes that are occupied. We believe in pesticide safety, which is why we heed the US Environmental Protection guidelines and manufacturer’s recommendations.

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