Identifying And Getting Rid Of Crazy Ants In Your Naples Home
If there’s one pest more frustrating than other common home-invading pests, it’s crazy ants. These tiny insects are known for their erratic behavior and tendency to cause significant problems in the homes they infest.
To learn more about how to identify crazy ants and keep them away from your residential property in the future, continue reading. Or, for solutions to all your pest problems, big or small, partner with our skilled technicians at Keller’s Pest Control. We’re committed to delivering excellent ant control options to homeowners throughout our service area. With Keller’s Pest Control by your side, you can rest assured that your property will receive the best pest control in Naples! Reach out to us today to get started.
How To Identify A Crazy Ant
However, you can usually identify crazy ants without looking closely at their appearance. Instead, their most identifying trait is their habit of acting “crazy” while foraging for food. These ants get their name from their frantic and erratic behavior. These pests frequently look for food sources in seemingly-random patterns without leaving a trail to and from their nests. Unfortunately, this crazy foraging habit is what makes crazy ants so challenging for homeowners to control and prevent.
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Why Crazy Ants Are Worse Than Other Ants
Unlike many other ants, crazy ants don’t dig holes and tunnels to build their nests. Instead, they nest in preexisting cavities, such as holes in your walls, basements, and even your electronics. They often get into air-conditioning units and short-circuit them, causing them to break down repeatedly.
Without effective ant control services from a trusted pest control provider, crazy ants can be a nightmare.
Factors That Attract Crazy Ants To Properties
- Trim thick vegetation away from your exterior walls
- Avoid leaving food items on your countertops
- Keep pet food up off the ground when not in use
- Seal utility openings made for wires and pipes
- Install door sweeps
- Use caulk to eliminate gaps around your doors and windows
No matter what methods you use to prevent crazy ants, they might still be on your property. The best ant control for homeowners is professional services from Keller’s Pest Control.