There are many reasons to want to correct an acrobat ant problem. The most obvious reason is that these ants can sting if they feel threatened. While bites from acrobat ants are not anything that will have you rushing to the hospital, they can be unpleasant. The less obvious reason to get that ant problem treated is that these are moisture pests. If you have an acrobat ant infestation, it is likely that you also have a moisture issue that could be causing the wood of your home to rot. Here are some ideas that will help.
DIY Acrobat Ant Prevention Tips
Inspect your exterior walls for acrobat ant activity. These are the areas you should address first. Seal up any holes, gaps, or cracks using a caulking gun or foam, especially around pipes, fixtures, and air conditioning units.
Fixing your moisture problem can fix your acrobat ant problem. Examine your gutters to see if you have any obstructions or breaks, that are allowing water to run down your exterior walls, and fix them. It is also a good idea to address moisture issues inside your basement with a dehumidifier. If it is dry inside your home, moisture loving ants will not be happy about it.
Make sure all of your door and window screens are in good working condition.
Make sure attic vents have screens.
Cut branches and shrubs back away from your exterior walls.
If you have firewood next to your home, consider putting it somewhere away from your walls and foundation, and up off the ground.
If you have exterior trash cans, make sure they have a good seal.
Fix any leaky or weeping pipes in your basement.
Keep things clean inside your home, especially when it comes to organic material. Those ants are looking for food. Your goal should be to make food sources scarce in your home.
Professional Acrobat Ant Control
This is a pest that can hide in wall voids, build nests underneath siding, and travel in places that are very hard to get at. Acrobat ants are also incredibly mobile creatures that are able to climb walls and walk across ceilings. For these reasons and more, the smartest way to deal with an acrobat ant infestation is to get help from a professional.
At Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions, our specialists have an education in entomology and advanced pest control measures. We know where these creatures live and what conditions appeal to them. This knowledge is vital for complete eradication and effective future control of these pests. If you've had all you can stand of invading acrobat ants, and you live in our Missouri service area, let our experts fix that ant problem and help you shine a light on the possible water damage that drew them in.
Professional pest control does more than control irritating pests, it keeps your home and your family safe. Get your protection in place today.