The Key To Total Ant Control For Turks & Caicos Homeowners

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It is gorgeous almost year-round here in Turks & Caicos. Despite how amazing our area is; however, we do not get a break from pest problems. We still have to deal with wasps, flies, cockroaches, and other invasive local creatures. One invader that causes a big problem is ants. Here is how to get rid of ants in Turks & Caicos and the problems these pests cause. Contact Parkway Pest Solutions if you are ready to invest in professional pest control in Turks & Caicos. Keep reading to learn more about ants.

The Life Cycle Of Common Ants

All ants start out as tiny little eggs. These eggs are typically laid underground inside breeding chambers by queens. Most ant eggs take seven to fourteen days to hatch. Newly formed larvae then take six to twelve days to develop into pupae. These pupae then move around the colony for another two to three days before growing into adults. The typical queen ant produces around 800 eggs per day. A mature colony with multiple queens can produce many times this amount. The only thing that limits reproduction is the size of the nest and access to food. If ants are finding their way into your home and stealing scraps from your floor, trash cans, and countertops, they will have more than enough to grow rapidly. 

The Many Problems Ants Can Create In Your Home

Do you not want ants in your home? These pests are incredibly annoying with the way they crawl over floors and countertops to search for and steal food. The question is, are ants only annoying? Most species are. It is only a few local ants that you really should be worried about. The two we recommend you keep an eye out for are pharaoh ants and carpenter ants. Pharaoh ants are tiny yellow insects that spread bacteria. If these pests stay inside your home long enough, they might threaten you or one of your family members with sickness. Carpenter ants build their nests into the structural wood of homes. As nests grow, so does the damage inside structures. The good news is that carpenter ants are easier to identify than termites because they occasionally crawl through living areas. 

Five Naturally Effective Ant Prevention Tips

Are you looking for how to prevent ants on your own? If so, we would like to provide some helpful information for your today. Let’s start with these five naturally effective ant-prevention tips. 

  1. Use some silicone caulk to seal up holes, gaps, and cracks in the exterior of your home.
  2. Repair and replace damaged windows and doors. Also, make sure they are properly sealed with things like weatherstripping, door sweeps, and screens.
  3. Thoroughly clean your living areas and do your best to keep things clean and tidy.
  4. Store all food inside airtight containers that ants cannot crawl inside.
  5. Address moisture problems like leaky piping and damaged gutters.

For more help deterring and controlling ants in Turks & Caicos, turn to our team at Parkway Pest Solutions for professional service options.

Professional Ant Control Is The Way To Go For Your Home

When it comes to effective ant control, you will be hard-pressed to find a company more dedicated to your needs than we are. Our team at Parkway Pest Solutions works hard to ensure members of our community here in the beautiful Turks & Caicos have access to high-quality pest control solutions. Let us show you today how our ant control can help you live a more comfortable life at home.

Call now if you have questions about our ant pest control and schedule an appointment for your Turks & Caicos home.