Protecting Yourself From Ants In Chicago

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Something about the small stature of ants makes them easy to dismiss. But once they've taken root in your Chicago home, they aren't quite as easy to ignore, and they suddenly pose a considerable risk to you and your family. So what's the best way to keep your home protected against these pests?

At Aerex Pest Control, we know how to treat ants. Our expertise has made us leaders in Chicago pest control, and now we want to help you stay safe by showing you methods that will keep these pests away from your home. Read on to discover how these insects get inside our homes and the problems they cause, and call on Aerex Pest Control for the best Chicago pest control.

Ant Communication: How Infestations Develop And Spread

Ant infestations start when a colony discovers a location that provides food, water, or shelter. It starts with only one or a few workers finding a suitable place, but they leave behind a trail of chemicals that others detect with their antennae. As news spreads to other workers, they may establish a satellite colony at the new source. 

And that's all well and good--until they decide that your home would make a good spot for a nest. Food crumbs, open trash cans, and leaking water are all factors that contribute to making your home more appealing to ants.

Aerex Pest Control provides the best ant control for homeowners, using only proven products to oust infestations and prevent new ones from occurring. We're so confident that we're the best ant control in Chicago that our pest-free guarantee backs all of our work.  

Ant Dangers: Understanding The Risks Of An Infestation

When people think of the dangers ants pose, the focus is usually on the discomfort caused by their bites. But ants can be prolific spreaders of diseases; their bodies can carry dangerous bacteria that contaminate surfaces and food, leading to illness. Some ants can also cause structural damage, like carpenter ants.

You need pest control ant treatment to keep yourself and your home safe. At Aerex Pest Control, our residential treatments include perimeter barrier treatment to create a protective seal around your home. Combined with other ant pest control methods, it significantly reduces the risk of infestation.

Professional Ant Control: Eliminate The Infestation

Ant infestations are a complex problem to tackle on your own. The behavior of a colony, combined with its penchant for going undetected, makes eliminating an infestation more complicated than just laying traps. Getting it done right the first time requires a comprehensive professional solution.

Aerex Pest Control has over 70 years of industry experience, and in our time, we've learned that the best pest control solutions are those developed with our clients. That way, we know we've addressed all your needs. Work with us today to see the difference that Aerex Pest Control can make for you.

Ant Prevention Tips: Keep Your Home Ant-Free

Ants are tiny and numerous, but they aren't unstoppable. You can get ahead of any potential infestation problems by following these tips:

  • Seal cracks in your walls and install door sweeps 
  • Keep food stored in airtight containers
  • Repair any damage to window screens 
  • Trim back plants growing near windows 

These and other ant prevention tips can go a long way toward protecting your home. When you work with Aerex Pest Control technicians, we’ll show you how to deter ant infestations so you can keep your home safe between treatments. Call today to schedule an appointment.

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