Ant Control 101: A Helpful Guide For Omaha Homeowners

Odorous House Ant on a green plant.

When you come home after a long day, what would you like to find in your home? Most people want to come home to something to eat, a comfortable place to sit, and something to do for entertainment. What is unwanted are pests like ants. These little insects are all over the place here in Omaha and a big problem for homeowners.

To help you handle different types of ants inside your Omaha home, here are some things to consider today. Call our team at Beeline Pest Control if you would like to know how we handle these and other problematic pests. We have everything you need for ant removal and long-term treatments to help keep these invasive insects at bay. 

Types Of Ants: Understanding Common Ant Species

There are three common types of ants that live around and inside homes here in Omaha. We are talking about pavement ants, odorous house ants, and pharaoh ants. Each of these species is easy to identify.

Pavement ants are small, brown, or black and build their nests around paved areas like driveways, sidewalks, and concrete slabs. Odorous house ants are also brown or black and have unevenly shaped abdomens. When squished, these bugs smell like rotten coconut. Finally, pharaoh ants are pale yellow with darker-colored abdomens. All three of these insects like to invade homes in our area and cause problems in their own ways. 

Ant Problems: Health Concerns And Property Damage

Living with an active ant infestation is not always a serious threat to your health. Many local species do not spread disease and are not venomous. All ants will, however, break into homes and contaminate food sources.

Keeping this in mind, contamination does not always lead to sickness. This is only the case with pharaoh ants who carry harmful bacteria on their bodies. They pick up this bacteria from trash cans, rotting meat, and other dirty things/places. Two sickness vectors these insects spread are salmonellosis and staphylococcus. If you would like to avoid getting sick, you need to invest in some form of ant control or prevention. Let’s talk about some of your options for this now.

Ant Prevention Mistakes To Avoid: Common Pitfalls And Solutions

Preventing ants is much easier than getting these pests out of your home. If you plan on putting in place some prevention tips, here are some things to avoid.

  • Avoid leaving windows and doors open when you are not using them.
  • Avoid leaving food out on countertops.
  • Do not leave food messes or drink spills. Clean them up immediately.
  • Do not leave pet food bags open.
  • Do not store food inside open boxes or containers.
  • Do not leave holes, gaps, and other damage in your home’s exterior left unchecked.

For additional help with ant pest control, talk with our team at Beeline Pest Control about our comprehensive prevention and control offerings.

Professional Pest Control: A Smart Ant Control Solution

Getting rid of ants for good is a big challenge. If you need help dealing with these pests inside or around your Omaha home, we have what you need here. Start a conversation with our team at Beeline Pest Control to learn about your options for local ant control and find out just how easy these insects are to deal with when you have a professional on your side. 

Call us at Beeline Pest Control to learn more about ant control in Omaha or to schedule an appointment for your home and property. We will make sure you have everything you need to address the problems you are facing with these pests.

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