What Causes Ant Infestations in The Sacramento Valley?

What Causes Ant Infestations in The Sacramento Valley?Ants can cause a number of issues for homeowners. For example, they may cause damage to food, invade walls, plants and appliances. Some types of ants may even bite and sting. But the biggest issue with ants is simply the nuisance. They have the uncanny ability to invade at the worst possible time, ruining a dinner or event you may have been planning for weeks. At the first sign of ants on the outside of your home be sure to call Direct Hit Pest Control right away before they end up on the inside.

Food Waste

Not cleaning up after cooking and allowing food crumbs and grease to build up on the stove provides a welcoming food source for not just ants. This is also true about food debris that ends up swept under the fridge or otherwise not thrown away correctly. If you want to help prevent ants from being attracted to the interior of your home, it is important that you ensure they are not given a reason to come inside.


Ants can enter into your home through just about any crack in the siding, foundation or elsewhere. However, vegetation like bushes and flowers that brush up against the home provides easy access for ants to climb your walls and find an entry point. Trees touching the roofline or eaves are also perfect highways for ants to access your home. Be sure to keep bushes and trees trimmed away from the structure to help reduce entry points for ants. Other pests such as aphid and whitefly can contribute to ant infestations around your home by providing their favorite food source, honeydew.

Ants can be difficult to prevent, but with the proper care it can be done. However, once inside they are almost impossible to get rid of without the help of a professional. If you need ant control in Sacramento, Rio Linda or the surrounding areas don't hesitate to reach out to Direct Hit Pest Control. Our fully licensed pest techs will control any pest that invades your home. To request a free estimate for pest control in Sacramento give us a call at (916) 992-6870 today!

Direct Hit Pest Control Blog
Posted: August 24, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ