Fun Facts About Those Pests

Here at Protect All Pest Control, located in Acworth, GA, we are in the business of keeping pests pest control Acworthaway from your homes and businesses. But even though we don’t want insects and animals in our homes, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t interesting creatures! There are many fun and intriguing facts about animals that might surprise you, so instead of exploring how to keep them away this week’s blog will be taking a closer look.

  • All insects on Earth would outweigh all animals if put on a scale.
  • House flies have taste buds on their feet, so when they land on a surface they can actually taste it.
  • When the only queen ant dies, so does the entire colony, because no new workers are born.
  • A flea can jump 130 times it’s height.
  • Only female mosquitoes bite humans.
  • An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight.  If a 175 pound man had the strength of an ant, he could lift four tons.
  • Bed bug hatchlings are so small they can pass through a stitch-hole in a mattress.
  • Mosquitoes can detect carbon dioxide from 75 feet away.
  • Raccoons can vocalize more than 51 different sounds.

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Are Your Kids Not The Only Ones Marching In The Kitchen?

The summer months are synonymous with insect infestation in many homes and businesses. From cockroaches and mosquitoes to ants, these critters love to congregate in humid and arid areas. They are especially attracted to open food, which they take back to feed their young and growing colonies. If not treated in a timely and professional manner, a bug infestation can truly de-valuate your property and even cause health issues. With years of extensive industry experience, Protect All Pest Control has the tools and expertise to eliminate ants and pests from your residential and commercial properties. In fact, one phone call or e-mail is all you need to secure timely, affordable, and effective pest elimination services across the board.

Why Do Ants Come Into Your House?

no!There are several species of ants, including red, black, army, and fire ants. While these critters usually build mounds in front and backyards, they can even form entire colonies in basements, crawlspaces, and especially attics. Ants love to hide in wall cracks and crevices as well, which gives them protection from other predators. The main reason why ants leave their outdoor mounds and come into your house is food. Like other creatures, ants need food to survive – and when there are no other bugs to feed on – they look for crumbs, open containers, and other food particles left in your sink or table.

The Protect All Difference

Protect All Pest Control has helped countless home and business owners tackle ant infestation. With cutting-edge equipment, we are able to find any colonies within or outside your home. Our dedicated pest experts are committed to excellence in all services. This includes spraying pesticides on mounds, along with placing sticky pads and blocking entrance routes for ants.

For more information, contact us today and experience the difference!

Controlling The Georgia Ant Infestations

You may have been noticing some unwanted guests in your home. Yes, we’re talking about those pesky little ants that only seem to multiply once infested. So in honor of the current ant infestations, we’re going to tell you where they might be coming from, and how to control it!

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Where are they coming from?

  • The Kitchen. Not only is this a point of food access, but a water source as well; especially if you aren’t careful about keeping things tidy.
  • The Bathroom. Areas around the house with excess moisture are known to attract ants. They build nests in damp areas, like behind bathroom tiles and under sinks.
  • In The Cracks. Ants can find their way indoors even through the tiniest of cracks. They may also be hiding inside walls, bedrooms, living rooms, basements and air conditioning and heating units.

How can I prevent it?

Experts say that sealing cracks with silicone caulk, repairing holes in window and door screens, replacing weather-stripping, fixing loose mortar around the basement foundation and windows, and keeping tree branches trimmed back and away from the house are all good ways to prevent an ant infestation.

If I already have an infestation, how do I get rid of it?

  • Use a vaccuum! It doesn’t have to be a big one; even the little ones will suck them all up!
  • Look for any ant trails that might be leading off to the nest.  If you find it, use a mixture of dish washing liquid and hot water to flush them out. Using a bleach mixture or an all-purpose cleaner also works.
  • Use ant traps and gels. You can purchase traps but it’s often easier to make your own. The quickest method is to mix Boric acid and peanut butter in a metal pot and place it on a biscuit inside a cardboard box. Close the box but punch a bunch of holes in it and put it in the infested area.
  • Cornstarch! They can’t ingest this, as it makes them swell up and eventually die.

Still having issues? Call a professional (like us)! We specialize in ant treatment and will get your home back to normal in no time. Give us a call at 770-212-9990 and we’ll help you out!