Ants in St. George can be pretty tricky. If you live or are moving to St. George Utah then dealing with ants is just the normal here. That is having ant control in St. George is practically a necessity. Which is why we created this guide to help you understand the where, why, and how to deal with them.
There are two main reasons why you will see ants pop up in your yard or home.
1) Temperature & Season
2) Access to Food & Water
Temperatures and Season
The seasons where the temperature is at its hottest and its coldest are some the most common times of year to see ant activity. For example the Summer and Winter months are the most common to see activity because the heat and cold forces them to look for alternate sources of food, water, and shelter.
During the winter months you may not be seeing that many ants. It's a common belief that during the colder the months that the temperature naturally eliminates ants. Unfortunately that is not true, ants can survive some of the most extreme temperatures both in the summer and winter.
Some of the most common places to see them in the winter is on the inside of the home because they are looking for new food supplies.
Access To Food & Water
We try to tell everyone that we service that during peak ant season to really try to not leave food and sugary beverages out for long periods of time. Leaving food or snacks out like this is one of the fastest ways to attract ants in your home.
Depending on the type of ant, some can detect food up to miles away.
I Am Seeing Ants - What should I do?
Seal and Properly Store your Food
Clean the Floors & Counters
Above are just a few easy things you can do lessen the chance of ant activity inside your home. But the first thing you should do is try to identify what they are looking for. Most of the time it's food or drinks that are left out.
A lot of people try to Google ways how to get rid of ants the moment they see anything. A lot of the "remedies" online may work for short period but aren't long term solutions to the actual problem. Be cautious of products that eliminate instantly on contact. Yes those products may instantly eliminate the ants you see, but those products do not take care of the ants that you aren't seeing.
To effectively treat ants, you have to treat for the both the ants you do see and the ants you don't see. The ants you aren't seeing are the bigger problem because if you don't eliminate them, it's a very strong possibility that you will continually run into ants coming back again and again.
If you have any questions about how to properly treat ants, then give us a call. Last thing anyone wants is having ants in places where they are not wanted. Or feel free click on the link below to learn more about our services and how we take care of our customers home.
What if I don't Treat my Ants?
We totally understand not everyone wants to regularly treat their homes for ants. The biggest risk for allowing ants to stick around is that they attract other and potentially much more dangerous pests like spiders and wasps because ants are one of their largest food supplies.