Ants vs Termites: What you should know

Ants and Termites are two pests that you never want to see in your house. While they can appear to be the same, there are a few ways to tell them apart and how to get rid of them.

Ants

Ants are the most likely insects to enter your home in Cathedral City. Pheromones are ant hormones that send out signals that point to food and shelter. Ants will get into the tiniest nooks and crannies to get to the tasty snacks and foods you left out on the kitchen counter in their never-ending quest.

While some ants, such as carpenter ants, make their homes in wood, they do not eat away at the structure of the wood in the same way that termites do. Ants have a short life span, which is another distinguishing feature. Termites, on the other hand, have been known to live for more than a decade.

Palm Springs Pest Control will help you with ant control as soon as possible, whether they’re damaging your outdoor equipment, being an unexpected guest in your kitchen, or choking your backyard.

Termites

Termites are known for rapidly increasing home maintenance costs, so a pest control company’s priority is to exterminate them as soon as possible to prevent further home harm.

Termites eat wood, paper, and other cellulose-based materials as ants look for food. They convert fallen, deteriorating wood into compost-like organic material that improves the soil. This does not seem so bad until their dinner turns into the wooden posts that hold your house afloat.

Termite management is most successful when addressed early in the infestation. If you think your home is infested with termites, contact Palm Springs Pest Control to have one of our technical experts perform a free visual termite inspection.

Start living a pest-free life today and call us at (760) 202-1122 to schedule an appointment.

 

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