If there are ants living in your house, it might be a good idea to call Orange pest control to try to control the infestation and get rid of them.

Usually, people see ants as an annoyance only, but the truth is ants are more than an annoyance. In fact, if there are ants at your place, you find that these ants can greatly affect your home and life.

Ants may not be as dirty as rats or cockroaches but the fact that they can contaminate your food and spread germs remains. Ants live to forage and when there are ants in your house; they would get to your food one way or another. If you can prevent this, then you should. If ants get to your food, they may end up leaving their droppings or contaminate it. Sometimes, this contamination would affect the quality of your food or ingredient. In the worst case scenario, you might end up suffering from diarrhea because of the contaminants ants may leave behind.

Some particular type of ants brings potential danger to your homes. These types of ants are usually carpenter ants. Carpenter ants live on wood and they love creating tunnels underneath wooden floors, walls and pillars. The damage they cause may not be as significant as termites, but when moisture enters the tunnels carpenter ants made, this will weaken the structure.

Ants also bite. Seldom can you find ants that produce painless bites for most species of ants produce a painful bite. If you have a baby at home, having ants would be a big no. Moreover, there are also cases wherein people fall ill because of ant bites. This happens because they have severe allergic reaction to the venom ants release when they bite. Ant venom’s main component is formic acid and in high concentration this particular acid is corrosive to the skin.

Moreover, having ants is an embarrassment. If you have visitors, they might think you are unhygienic and do not know to clean your home.