Spring and summer are prime ant seasons. As soon as it warms up, these tiny creatures begin moving about in search of food. One of the best places to find food could be in office spaces. Once ants find a food source, they may begin rebuilding their colonies near these food sources. This means ants might try to take permanent residence around office spaces, making them a regularly seen pest for the foreseeable future. But this doesn’t have to be the case. With a little knowledge, effort, and calls to the right pest experts in Georgia, you can say goodbye to those annoying ants in the office.
Why Ants Choose Office Spaces
Out of all the places in the world, why did ants choose your office space? When food supplies are running low, scout ants are sent out to find the best place to scavenge for food. Office kitchens, employee snacks, or pantries with food supplies could be great places for ants to find food for their colony. Once a food source is established, ants will leave a pheromone trail for other ants to follow. Thus, more and more ants will begin to follow the trail to the office space, leading to an ant infestation problem.
Ant Prevention Tips
One of the best ways to get rid of ants is to avoid them coming in the first place. It’s important to eliminate all food sources to discourage ants from visiting office spaces. While ants will build colonies outside office buildings, a lack of food will keep them from entering the building. For this reason, it is recommended that all food sources are sealed in airtight containers. Additionally, office employees should be careful to clean up after eating, removing all crumbs that are tempting to ants. Vacuum daily to remove crumbs.
Also, seal any cracks in windows or doors or other potential entryways that ants could use to find their way inside. However, sometimes, even with the best efforts, ants still find their way inside. If this is the case, a pest control expert may be the final answer in getting rid of these pests, and Pest Force exterminators are standing by to help.
Professional Ant Control
Ants are tiny little insects that seem to be able to find their way into any space. When you want to be rid of them for good, and you have tried other methods that just haven’t been successful, it may be time to call in the professionals. A Pest Force exterminator will visit the site, assess the situation, and evaluate all entry points. Then, they can provide a free treatment estimate detailing what it will take to get rid of an ant infestation. No matter how big or small your ant problem may be, Pest Force exterminators can deal with the problem so office employees can get back to work without worrying about these pesky insects.
Contact Pest Force today for long-lasting pest control solutions for your office space.
FAQs About Ants
What Attracts Ants Inside a Space?
Ants may be spotted inside homes or businesses seasonally or year-round in some places. While ants build their nests outside, they often come inside places to forage for food. When they discover a new food source, which may, unfortunately, be inside, they then leave a trail for other ants to follow, and soon, it’s not just a few ants, but many coming inside. And while most ants build their nests outside, some do also come inside to build nests like carpenter ants or pavement ants. The best way to address this is to contact professionals as soon as an ant problem begins because once a few ants come, there are sure to be more to follow.
What Do Ants Eat?
Ants are omnivores, meaning they eat anything, including both plants and animals. When in nature, they will eat other dead animals as well as the sap from plants, fruit, insect eggs, or aphids. Their favorite meals, however, are sweets such as sweet plants or human food, which is why you will find them so often in the kitchen or other places around your home.
When Do Ants Hibernate?
During winter, ants will go into hibernation. They will become slow and sluggish as their body temperatures drop. They will also seal up their homes as they go into the ground or behind trees for hibernation. If you see ants in the winter, it could mean that a warmer spell tricked them into coming out of hibernation. As soon as it gets cold again, they will go back into hibernation. But it would also mean there’s a colony near your home, which could mean trouble come spring. Be sure to talk to an exterminator to find out more about what you can do to prevent ants from coming inside your home.