Ant Control in Memphis, TN
Tennessee and Northern Mississippi are home to many species of ants, including several pest species. If you see fire ants on your property or pest ants inside of your home or business, it is important for you to choose the correct methods of controlling and eliminating them. The pest control experts at Proven Pest Management can help to identify your ant species and then help you to eliminate them from your home and your property.
Non-native species, fire ants were first accidentally imported to the United States in the 1930s in cargo. They thrive in the hot climates of the southern states. These ants build huge mounds and are difficult to control. The mounds are normally found in sunny areas instead of in woods. When they bite humans or animals, they use their mandibles to grip while injecting a highly irritating venom. Fire ants may attack in numbers, and their bites have occasionally killed victims. The bites may develop pustules and leave scars. If you see fire ants on your property, you should avoid the mounds and watch for the activity of the ants. Promptly call the professionals at Proven Pest Management for help in controlling these dangerous ants.
Odorous House Ants
Small black ants, odorous house ants can be found in homes all over the U.S. These ants get their name because when they are crushed, they emit a bad smell that is similar to rotten fruit. Odorous house ants may build nests in walls, yards or nearly anywhere. They are often driven inside of homes when rain-waters have caused their nests outside to flood. Odorous house ants are attracted by sweet food items, but they will also feed on meats and other types of foods as well. You should keep the food in your house stored in tight-sealing containers and spray and wipe off your counters frequently. The professionals at Proven Pest Management may help you to rid your home of these ants by using perimeter sprays, ant bait and treating nests that they find.
Pharaoh ants are a common nuisance in homes and businesses. These ants are small, yellowish-brown ants. Pharaoh ants are attracted by food and water sources and may infest protein sources such as peanut butter, sugary items and others. Food that has been infested with pharaoh ants should be tossed. These ants are especially concerning for hospitals and nursing homes because they can spread diseases such as salmonellosis and dysentery. If you have a pharaoh ant infestation, it is important for you to get help to eradicate them. These ants are notoriously difficult to treat, and if you use insecticides improperly, the ants may simply splinter off and form new nests.
Ants are unsightly, and some may spread diseases or cause serious reactions when they bite. If you have an ant problem in your home or business, it is important for you to take steps promptly to eliminate the populations. Contact Proven Pest Management to obtain your free quote or to schedule your ant control services today.