Ants are one of the most common pests in the Reisterstown area, and there are several species that commonly invade homes and businesses—including carpenter ants, thief ants, odorous house ants, and others. If your home or businesses has an ant problem, it is a good idea to have a professional determine the extent and offer an effective solution.
With more than 30 years of service in Reisterstown, our experts at Brody Brothers Pest Control can determine how the ants are entering your building and offer an effective, reliable solution to eliminate the infestation. Our company offers complete residential and commercial pest control services in Reisterstown and the surrounding areas.
Do you need ant control in Reisterstown? Call Brody Brothers today at (410) 653-2121 or contact us online to learn how we can help!
How to Determine if You Have an Ant Problem in Reisterstown
Except for the occasional bite, ants are mostly harmless. Some species, however, may feed on dead animals and rodents, potentially spreading disease or contaminating food. Thief ants are known to carry tapeworm, while carpenter ants can cause extensive damage to wood.
Finding the occasional ant inside is usually not a concern, as they can hitch a ride indoors on shoes, pets, or packages. If you notice multiple ants, however, you may have a problem. Ants will typically travel along a set trail, following chemicals deposited by previous foragers. When you notice several ants, follow their trail in each direction. Chances are, you will discover more and perhaps find their point of entry or food source. If you have carpenter ants, you may notice a sawdust-like substance near exposed wood or visible damage.
What Causes Ant Infestations?
In most cases, ants are attracted to a plentiful food source, such as:
- Sugary residues from spilled soda, fruit juice, or syrups
- Spilled food, food particles, or residues
- Pet foods
- Open or insecure trash containers
To take advantage of the food source, however, the ants must first gain entry to your building. This can be done through small cracks in the foundation or siding, poorly-sealed doors, holes drilled for pipes, or any other small opening.
To learn more about our ant control services in Reisterstown, give us a call at (410) 653-2121.
How to Prevent Ant Problems in Reisterstown
There are several ways you can prevent ant infestations in your home or business, including:
- Sealing holes and cracks in the exterior
- Removing leaves and debris from around the building
- Cleaning the kitchen and dining room often
- Cleaning food spills quickly
- Keeping garbage and pet food containers sealed
If you do discover an ant problem, it is not advisable to treat it yourself, as many consumer products can actually make the problem worse.
Ant Control Services in the Reisterstown Area
At Brody Brothers Pest Control, we will take a multi-step approach to eliminating ants in your Reisterstown home or business. The process includes:
- Identifying the type of ant
- Finding and sealing possible points of entry
- Controlling or eliminating food sources and attractants
- Locating and treating nests indoors and outdoors
- Strategically treating ant trails and pathways
Our experts have the skills to identify and successfully treat problem locations, eliminating the infestation and preventing problems in the future. With our convenient and affordable Home Protection Plan, we provide ongoing, quarterly treatments that can keep your building free of numerous pests—including rodents, ants, bees, wasps, and more.
To learn more about our ant control in Reisterstown, contact us today!
Schedule Ant Control in Reisterstown, MD
For friendly, professional ant control in Reisterstown, trust our team at Brody Brothers! We can handle any infestation, large or small.
Contact us today at (410) 653-2121 to schedule your ant control service in Reisterstown or the surrounding areas.