Ant infestations are incredibly difficult to get rid of on your own. Ants are persistent and clever insects. They are known for their social tendencies; where there is one, there is always another because they depend on each other. They work together to find food and carry it back for their colonies.
At Pest Authority of Chattanooga, since we have created Barrier 360, stopping ant infestations has become easier because it stops them before they can even get into your home. Barrier 360 is a guaranteed treatment, meaning if any pests—including ants—enters your home after a treatment, we will come and retreat your property free of charge. Barrier 360 covers all ants with the exception of fire ants and carpenter ants, which require custom treatment.
The processes we use have been approved by science and perfected by years of experience. Take back your home from pests with Barrier 360. No Contracts. No Commitments. No Ants. Guaranteed.
Ant Prevention Tips:
- Create a border of gravel or stone around your home to discourage ants from building nests.
- Clean and sanitize any spilled crumbs or food immediately.
- Clean out the waste from your sink promptly.
- Get tight-fitting lids for all of your trash cans (even the outside ones) and replace them after use.
- Keep all of your food stored in your refrigerator, freezer, or sealed containers.
- Ants build their colonies spread apart from each other, and there is typically a central colony along with multiple satellite colonies close by.
- Ants that live in cooler climates go into a state of dormancy called diapause when winter comes around; otherwise, they would not survive.
- Some ants are able to lay up to 800 eggs a day.
- More than 1,000 species of ants reside in North America and over 12,000 species around the world.
- Ants use their pheromone trails to inform other ants of their whereabouts and so that their path can be followed.
- Ants have a strict social structure. In their colonies, they run on a caste system which means each ant belongs to their own caste or group: working ants forage for food, queen ants lay eggs, and swarmers create new colonies.
- Queen ants live incredibly long lives, much longer than any other caste of ants. They are able to survive for decades. There have been some queen ants that were known to live for 30 years or more.