Ants 101: A Helpful Guide To Prevention And Control For Bettendorf Homes

Carpenter Ant crawling on the ground.

One of the most frustrating things a homeowner will ever deal with is ants. Now, this might seem like an overstatement, but when you consider how prevalent these pests are, it becomes more understandable. 

Ants are all over the place here in Bettendorf and have a bad habit of invading homes and taking over interior spaces. The good news is that these pests are preventable. Today, we'll take a moment to talk about the different types of ants in Bettendorf and offer some ant control options to get and keep these pests out of your home. 

Contact Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators if you want our direct help dealing with ants or other indoor pests. We will show you what pest control in Bettendorf looks like and schedule a visit for your home and property. 

Ant Identification: Species Found In Bettendorf

We will be completely honest with you; you do not have to know how to identify different types of ants in order to control these pests around your home. But it is occasionally helpful to understand how to discern different species of these insects. 

For example, carpenter ants are the largest ants and are either red, black, or a combination of these colors. You should know how to identify these pests because of the problems they cause indoors. The same is true for pharaoh ants. These pests are small and pale yellow. Other species, like odorous house ants, are usually less problematic; they are small and either black or brown. 

Ant Problems: Ants In The Home Can Be More Than A Nuisance

Now that you know how to identify the two problematic ants in our area, let's talk about what issues they cause. 

Carpenter ants are a problem because they chew tunnels into the structural wood in homes. They do this while building their nests. 

Pharaoh ants cause problems in a different way. These insects like to crawl through trash cans and can spread harmful bacteria like salmonellosis and staphylococcus. As you can imagine, these sickness vectors lead to uncomfortable diseases.

Ant Prevention Is Key: Effective Tips And Tricks

If you are not currently dealing with an active ant infestation inside your home, now is a good time to take steps to keep these pests away. Here are some of the most effective options for combating these invasive insects:

  • Seal gaps, holes, and cracks in your home's exterior foundation.
  • Repair damage to exterior windows and doors.
  • Make sure to seal all of your windows and doors properly.
  • Clean your home regularly.
  • Address moisture issues indoors.
  • Reduce clutter whenever possible.

Deterring ants is not always easy. Sometimes these pests come indoors just because! We highly recommend investing in professional ant control to protect you and your Bettendorf home from these invasive insects.

Professional Ant Control: A Great Way To Get Rid Of An Infestation

There are many options for ant pest control here in Bettendorf. This fact does not mean you should trust the first provider you see. Do your research. While you are here today, check out our service pages and learn more about our methods. 

Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators is here for you. Whether you are dealing with a few ants or struggling against a massive infestation of other common pests, we'd like to offer our assistance.

Contact Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators to learn more about effective ant control from our friendly team. We will provide what you and your Bettendorf home need to combat these pests.

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