The Northern Virginia area is home to a slew of insects and pests including; ants, cockroaches, ticks, beetles, flies, bees, wasps, rodents, stink bugs, termites and spiders. Some of these pests can cause serious damage to your crops and home. Towns like Leesburg, Hamilton and Hillsboro are common places for ant infestations to occur.
Loudoun County House Ants
Odorous house ants, for example, are extremely common in our area. They get their name from a strong, rotten, coconut type of smell they omit when they are crushed. This type of ant eats sweet foods, like melon. The odorous house ant finds its way into your home through wall cracks and exposed soil. These ants can contaminate food and should be treated if found in your home.
What Ants Like
They are also attracted to moisture so it is prudent to eliminate any standing water in or near your home. Because these ants may use tree branches to get into your home you should cut back plants and trees from that are close to your home. Keep firewood away from the side of your home as they tend to build nests in stacked wood. Better Termite is fully equipped to help rid your home of odorous house ants. Call today to set up a free estimate. If you are having any sort of ant related problem in your home, don’t hesitate to call Better Termite. We have been doing pest control in the Loudoun County area for over 44 years.