Did you know that one acre of land could host up to 700 colonies of fire ants? This is one of the most bothersome pests in Southern Louisiana, with hundreds of thousands of stinging insects that could all be living in and around your home.
If you have children or pets, the danger to their health could be very high if you have a fire ant infestation.
And that’s just one kind of ant!
Other types of ants can cause damage to your home and property, like Carpenter ants or Crazy ants. Others will infest your home if they find just a trace of food.
We recommend letting a certified technician rid your home of these dangerous pests. Here’s what you need to know:
What Kinds of Ants Are Living in Your Home?
There are many different ant species in Southern Louisiana, but the most common pests that we see include:
- Fire Ants
- Crazy Ants
- Carpenter Ants
These three species can cause a lot of damage to your home, and can also bite or attack you, your pets, small children, and your guests. Fire ants are especially dangerous, with stingers that can leave painful welts that require medical attention. These ants can also damage crops and gardens, so it’s a good idea to get rid of them as soon as you see any hint that they are on your property.
There are multiple other ant species that could be infesting a home in Southern Louisiana, including: Odorous House Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Pavement Ants, Leafcutter Ants, Ghost Ants, Argentine Ants. All of these ants have unique behavior patterns that our professional team at Dugas Pest Control can assess, so that we can identify the best prevention for the future.
Spotting the Signs of Ant Infestation
How do you know if you’ve got an ant infestation? Here are a few signs:
- If you see live ants in or around your home, you likely have at least one colony. Colonies can be huge, ranging in the thousands or hundreds of thousands. Any sign of live ants is a sign that there is a larger problem.
- If you see ant paths, which look like small dark stains on the ground or floor that lead away from your home or another food source, this can be a sign of infestation. These pathways are created by chemical pheromones that ants leave behind to remind themselves where the food is.
- And of course, if you see anthills, you’ve got ants!
Getting Rid of Ants in Southern Louisiana
One of the most common pest issues we deal at Dugas is ants.
Removing ants can be harder than you think. These are very hardy creatures who don’t give up on their established homes easily. As professionals with decades of experience in the pest control industry, we’ve developed proven techniques for ridding your property of these dangerous pests.
Our process starts with a free consultation, where we will identify where the ants are on your property and what type of ants you have. We will then recommend a treatment plan to remove the ants so that you can get back to enjoying your home and yard.
Keeping Ants Away for Good
One of our best service plans is a regular treatment service that not only removes ants, but turns your yard and home into a “safe zone”, where you never have to worry about pests. Every three months, we will return to keep your safe zone pest-free for good.
We serve the metro New Orleans areas, East Baton Rouge, St. Tammany Parish, Lafayette, Acadiana, and many other areas in Southern Louisiana. To learn more about how we can help you get rid of ants for good, contact us to schedule a free inspection.