Home > The Other Side Pest Control Blog, Lakeland, FL > Homeowners Often Make Big Mistakes When They Try DIY Ant Control

501296511-ant controlAnt control is a common problem everywhere in America. By far the biggest mistake many homeowners make when addressing ant infestations is to kill the ones they see as fast as possible and hope the problem is solved. Whether you’re using your shoe or insecticide to do this, you’re missing the boat.

While it may appear as if there’s an army of ants marching across your kitchen floor, bear in mind that there are several hundred or several thousand more in a nearby nest. This includes at least one egg-laying queen, who is doing her best to increase the population by the day. Attempting ant control by spraying the 40 or 50 entering your pantry may make you feel productive, but what you actually need to do is get rid of the nest.

Certain species, including odorous and carpenter ants, can be extremely difficult to eradicate. If you have a problem that’s persistent, bring in our ant control specialists. We have access to products and techniques that are not available to the general public.

Finally, remember that most outdoor ants are good for your plants and yard. Don’t kill them unless you have a really good reason to do so. They clean up dead bugs, plant debris and help to control other pests.

At The Other Side Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control Inc., we know everything about lawn care & pest control in the Lakeland, Florida area. We’ll keep your garden healthy and your home pest-free. We also offer ‘Tubes in the Wall’ – a great way to get rid of those unwelcome insects that hang out in your walls. For more info about our services, please contact us.