Have you ever left a few crumbs on the counter or put off cleaning up a spill only to come back a few hours later to find your kitchen crawling with ants? You’re not alone. Ants are incredibly adaptable pests, and they have a finely-honed system of locating food and leading their entire colony to the food source. A few ants here and there can turn into a full-blown infestation astonishingly quickly.
Ants are one of the most common pests in the Birmingham, Alabama, area, especially when the warm spring and summer weather hits. Luckily, Pest Authority of Birmingham’s Barrier 360 treatment stops ant infestations before they can begin. With Barrier 360, your home will be surrounded by an ant-proof barrier that prevents ants from finding a way inside. If they do, we’ll reassess and retreat at no extra charge. All you have to do is call. Barrier 360 covers most kinds of ants, but fire ants and carpenter ants may require customized treatment. Barrier 360 also protects your home from 12 other common pests all with the same treatment.
We’re here to help you take back your Hoover, Alabama, area home from ants with Barrier 360 from Pest Authority. We proudly serve the Birmingham, Hoover, and Mountain Brook, Alabama areas. No Contracts. No Commitments. No Ants. Guaranteed.
Ant Prevention Tips:
- Make sure your garbage cans have tight-fitting lids and always replace them right after use.
- Use plastic or glass containers to store all food that’s not kept in the refrigerator.
- Create a gravel or stone border around your home to prevent ants from building nests close to your home’s foundation.
- Deal with crumbs and spills right away.
- Clear your counters and sinks of food debris after every meal.
- Ant societies are usually centered around a large, central colony with numerous satellite colonies nearby.
- In cooler climates, ants go into a state of dormancy to survive the winter.
- Some ant species can lay up to 800 eggs a day.
- In North America alone, there are over 1,000 of known ant species. Worldwide, there are over 12,000 known ant species.
- Ants lead their colony to food sources by leaving a trail of pheromones behind them.
- Ant colonies have surprisingly rigid social hierarchies. Every ant in the colony belongs to a specific caste: worker ants find food, queen ants lay eggs, and swarmers start new colonies.
- Queen ants have been known to live for up to 30 years.