Pinellas County Pest Control

With its breathtaking views and some of the top-rated beaches in the country, Pinellas County is one of the most desirable places to live and play in Florida. The lush landscape, nice residential areas, and plentiful amenities make it a great place to call home. However, these ideal conditions make Pinellas County a great place for pests to call home as well. Ants are some of the most common pests in the area.

Signs And Types Of Ants

If you see a few ants crawling in your home, there are likely more nearby. When they find a treasure trove of food, you will probably see them marching in a straight line across the floor. They usually enter your home along small crevices in windows or through open windows. Some are tiny enough to fit through a screen. They also enter under doors, through cracks in the foundation and through vents. Ants usually live underground in the dirt, and you can find their colonies in your yard. However, you should not disturb them. In Pinellas County, these are some of the common ants found by home and business owners:

• Argentine ants
• Odorous house ants
• Thief ants
• Pharaoh ants
• Fire ants
• Carpenter ants

Dangers Of Ants

While the bite of Argentine ants is slightly painful but otherwise harmless, these pests quickly destroy other ant colonies and take over. Some types of ants are helpful in preserving the ecology outdoors, and destroying them negatively affects it. Argentine ants are usually seen in large numbers when they make it into your home or business. Fire ants have painful stings, and some people have severe reactions that require medical treatment. Ants can also get into your food supply and spread bacteria.

Carpenter ants are known to burrow in wood. They chew holes through it and can be destructive to outdoor eaves, trees and any wood structures in your home. Most other ants will bite but are harmless to your health; however, their presence is a nuisance. They can also be unsightly enough in restaurants and businesses selling food that customers could leave negative reviews online. They can also create problems during regulated inspections.

One of the biggest dangers associated with ants is when people try to treat an infestation themselves. The chemicals sold in stores or DIY methods found online often wind up hurting you, your children or pets. When it comes to Argentine or fire ants, many people wind up getting attacked by these aggressive and protective pests. Always trust a professional for any type of ant problem.

Pinellas County Ant Control

At Arrow Environmental Services, we have helped thousands of Florida residents eliminate problematic ant colonies. If you see a few ants in your home or a large number of ants outdoors, it is time to call for help. We have been serving Pinellas County and other areas of Florida for over 50 years. Our professionals will inspect your property, identify problems and suggest a personalized treatment plan. We also offer preventative treatments if you want to stay ahead of problems with ants or any other type of pest. Our services are efficient, quick and effective. Please call us today for a free estimate.