Don't Let Crazy Ants In Your Baltimore Home Drive You Crazy!

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All ants are social creatures that like to live in large colonies. Because they live in such large numbers, it can be difficult to eliminate an ant infestation in your home. However, when it comes to crazy ants, their colonies are so large that they make other ant colonies look small and insignificant. 

Crazy ants may look like your typical ant, but they have different behaviors that can make them a huge problem if they invade your home and property. At ATC Pest Control, our Baltimore pest control technicians understand the unique challenges of trying to get rid of a crazy ant infestation and have come up with some of the most innovative removal and preventative solutions. 

How To Tell If It's Crazy Ants In Your Home

Crazy ants look like typical ants. They are about ⅛ of an inch long and have reddish-brown bodies. If you see these ants in your home, you are most likely to see several of them in one place. The thing that sets these ants apart from other ants is the way that they move. 

Most ants will walk in a straight line when they are seeking food, water, or shelter. But crazy ants march to the beat of their own drum. Instead of walking in a straight line like other ants, crazy ants are usually found walking in a zigzag pattern. In fact, they get their name from the erratic and crazy way that they move. 

Why Crazy Ants Are Worse Than Other Ants

If crazy ants are able to get into your home, they can cause all sorts of problems. These invasive bugs have been known to invade homes in large numbers and will crawl through the electrical wiring of your home and could even ruin some of your electronic devices, like laptops and televisions, by crawling inside of them as well.

As you can tell, there aren't a lot of places that a crazy ant is unable to access. Their small bodies allow them to fit through some of the smallest crevices while looking for food. Many times, they will find themselves crawling over unsanitary and filthy surfaces where they can pick up a wide range of harmful bacteria. If they come near your food, they could contaminate it, making you extremely ill.

The Factors That Can Attract Crazy Ants To Your Home

Crazy ants aren't too picky when it comes to finding food and shelter. There are a variety of conditions that a crazy ant will find favorable. Some of the things that might be attracting these ants to your home could include:

  • Having uncovered trash cans in your home.
  • Leaving your pet's food and water dishes out in the open for long periods of time.
  • Having excessive moisture in your home.

Crazy ants will come into your home if they are able to find a safe way to travel to your house. For this reason, you should keep your yard clutter-free and keep the grass cut short to eliminate any potential hiding spots near your home. 

Contact The Professionals For Total Ant Elimination

At ATC Pest Control, we specialize in crazy ant control. We can find, identify, and eliminate these pesky bugs from your Baltimore home. We will also try to find out how and why the ants are coming into your home so that we can eliminate the root cause of the problem and prevent future infestations. Give us a call today to get your free quote!