The weather can’t seem to make up its mind here in St. Louis. Some days it is near 60 degrees and sunny, other days it’s snowing and in the 30s. Either way, Spring is drawing near and that means that St. Louis residents are beginning to see ants foraging in their kitchen or other areas of the home, especially on the warmer winter days we’ve been experiencing. Before things progress any more in the ant world, now is the time to contact the St. Louis pest control professionals and eradicate ant colonies that may be present before they take over your home and property.
Among many types of ants in St. Louis, homeowners are finding odorous house ants and pharaoh ants the most common house-infesting ants in Missouri. The biggest threat with these ants is that they will be on a search for any food and food particles in your home and could contaminate food that has been left open. Anything from cookie crumbs to the grease build up on your stove are targets for house ants in St. Louis. And what’s worse, with colonies containing thousands of ants, your problem can be very hard to control unless you get a handle on it quickly.
For those currently experiencing an ant infestation, it is important to know that simply killing the ants that you see is not an effective ant control method. Ants leave a pheromone trail for their fellow colony members to follow, so until the root of the problem (the ant colony) has been identified and eradicated, you will continue to see ants foraging through the kitchen and throughout your home. Or even worse, forming their colonies inside of the home, which pharaoh ants have been known to do!
The best advice we can offer when it comes to ant sightings during these warm winter days in St. Louis and surrounding MO areas is to contact our exceptional team at Rottler to come and inspect your home and property. We will locate the ant colony and remove it for good. Contact us today to learn more about how we can quickly and safely get rid of ants on your property so that you can concentrate on more important things.
This blog was originally published on February 20, 2013, but we have updated it to reflect the most recent and accurate information available in helping you combat frustrating ant problems.