Can I Ignore The Ants In My New Jersey Home?

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Ants are annoying insects that are known to infest homes rather easily. It can seem as if you can develop a severe ant infestation almost overnight. While these sneaky insects can come into your home quickly, getting them to leave usually takes much more effort. 

It may seem easier to just ignore the ants that are invading your home. But ignoring the problem won't make it go away. New Jersey pest control can be challenging to achieve. But the professionals at Heritage Pest Control have spent years coming up with innovative ways to overcome these challenges, and we know the fastest and easiest way to total ant control. 

Should I Be Worried If I See One Ant In My House?

Many types of ants are commonly found in residential areas in New Jersey. Some of the ants are nothing more than a nuisance as long as they don't come into your home. However, there are a few species that are known to cause trouble. 

The carpenter ant is a large species of ant that grows over half an inch long. Their bodies are usually black or brown, but they can also be a combination of red and black. These ants are known to destroy various wooden surfaces. Some people have compared them to termites because of their love of wood. However, unlike termites, carpenter ants don't actually consume the wood. Instead, they excavate it so that they can build a nest inside. If the nest is left alone and allowed to grow, it could cause the wooden object to become brittle and unstable over time. 

An Ant Infestation In Your Home Can Cause Many Problems

Even if you have the type of ants in your home that are not destructive, it is still not safe to have them around. Ants are scavengers that will crawl over some of the most disgusting surfaces to find a meal. This allows them to pick up a wide range of harmful pathogens they can then pass on to you. Some of the different types of illnesses that you can catch from having ants around your home include:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Clostridium
  • Staph infections
  • E. coli infection
  • Streptococcus

The ants will pass these dangerous illnesses onto you by walking over your food. If you unknowingly eat any contaminated food, you could become severely ill. 

What Will Happen If I Ignore An Ant Infestation?

Ants can procreate at an extremely fast rate. In fact, the queen ant's only job is to reproduce and add more members to her colony. The rest of the members of the ant colony work hard to take care of the eggs and baby ants to ensure that they can reach full maturity so that one day they can continue to build the colony up even more. 

If you ignore an ant infestation, it will not go away. Infestations only get worse over time. Even if you don't see a bunch of ants in your home, they are there. Most of the ants will hide in the most hard-to-reach areas of your home and only come out to gather food, water, or other nesting materials. 

Professional Ant Control Is The Way To Go For Your Home

The best way to get rid of ants in your home is to call a professional who has experience with ant control solutions. At Heritage Pest Control, we have been providing customized ant control to New Jersey residents for over two decades. Give us a call today to see how we can quickly and effectively get rid of the ants in your home. 

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