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Do you have ants? Let the professionals at Bug-A-Way Pest Control help.

Ants are the most common pests in the United States, and they’re one of the most frustrating. If you feel like ants keep coming back to your home no matter what you do, you’re not alone. Fortunately, it is possible to get rid of an ant infestation for good with professional help.

There are around 450 species of ants throughout the country, and the Joplin, Missouri area is home to about 10. You should know which species are common to your area, what damage they can do, and how you can prevent them from entering your house.

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Solve Your Ant Problems in Joplin, Missouri, Kansas, or Oklahoma

It can be challenging to get an ant problem under control without professional help. The main reason ants are so hard to kill is because they live in such massive colonies. One nest is home to around 250,000 ants, and even if you destroy the nest, hundreds or thousands of ants will survive.

Ant colonies can be hard to locate, too. You may see groups of ants in your home, but the nest is usually hidden away under the ground or deep inside the walls of the house. Then, if you do discover the colony, the surviving ants can quickly move to a new location.

Types of Ants in Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma

Pharaoh Ant

Pharaoh Ant

Black Carpenter Ant

Black Carpenter Ant

Pavement Ants

Pavement Ants

Types of Ants in Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma

 Not all ants are exactly the same, so the first step in getting rid of an infestation is figuring out which type you’re dealing with. Here are the species you’re most likely to encounter if you live in Missouri, Kansas, or Oklahoma:

  • Pharaoh ant: These ants are tiny in size and enter homes through torn screens or poorly-sealed doors searching for sugar and grease.
  • Odorous house ant: These ants are known for the unpleasant smell they give off when crushed. They’re usually found under floorboards and in-wall crevices.
  • Pavement ant: These ants are often found in the cracks in sidewalks and driveways, but they enter homes searching for food.
  • Field ants: These ants usually reside in parks, gardens, and lawns. They’re sometimes mistaken for carpenter ants due to their large size.
  • Carpenter ants: These ants make nests inside the wood. They’re fairly large and are usually dark in color.
  • Acrobat ant: These ants like moisture and sometimes nest in rotted wood. They may travel on wires or pipes to enter a home.
  • Larger yellow ant: These ants are attracted to moist and decaying wood, so they’re most often found in bathrooms or crawl spaces.

Can Ants Damage Your Home?

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants

Certain types of ants can cause serious damage to your home. Carpenter ants are particularly harmful because they hollow out wooden structures to hatch their eggs. If a carpenter ant infestation goes untreated for long enough, it can affect the structural integrity of your house.

How to Keep Ants From Invading Your Home

To prevent ants from taking up residence in your home, you should reduce their access to the things they’re attracted to. Ants are always in search of food, and they’re especially interested in sugar. Keep sugary foods in tightly sealed containers, and clean up spills on your countertops or floor immediately. Ants like to feed on grease, too, so wiping up greasy spills right away can prevent an infestation. 

Moisture is another risk factor for an ant infestation. Ants may detect a leak before you do, so look for leaks or drips around your sink, fridge, washing machine, and other appliances that use water. 

Reducing the ant population outside your home can also reduce your risk of an infestation. Some homeowners pour boiling water into anthills to get rid of colonies. To entirely remove the population, though, you may have to use chemical treatments

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 Do you have ants? Let the professionals at Bug-A-Way Pest Control help. For almost 40 years, the family-owned company has been handling pest problems in the Joplin area. Call Bug-A-Way today at (417)-624-2999.

Working with a professional exterminator is the best way to eliminate an existing ant problem or prevent an infestation from occurring. Ants live in enormous colonies and can relocate and multiply quickly, but pest control experts have the right tools and equipment to eliminate the problem safely. 

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