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Everyone from the small child to the senior citizen is familiar with the ant. The tiny insect is known as a “picnic crasher.” Regardless of how many times, you go picnicking, you are bound to have at least one encounter with ants.

The omnivore insect is drawn to plants and animals, especially decaying animals, more specifically “carrion.” The term, carrion is utilized in reference to a dead animal’s rotting flesh. Ants rely on their antennas to direct to them carrion, human food, and edible plants.

There are between 12,000 and 14,000 ant species, all of which have unique physical characteristic and behaviors. Members of the ant species have a tri-segmented body with a head, abdomen, and torso. Petiole fuses each part of the body together.

Ants are viable insects, which means they can thrive in some of the harshest conditions. Their food source can be cut off and they will work tirelessly until they find a replacement. It also helps that the queen continuously lays eggs that mature into healthy adult workers.

Why Is My Son’s Bedroom Infested With Ants?

Have you ever asked yourself why ants would be drawn to your son’s bedroom? Another thing to ask yourself does my son eat in his bedroom? If the answer is “yes,” it is obvious why ants are infesting your son’s bedroom.

The ant has two very powerful antennas, which have a diverse ability to sense odors, sounds, vibrations, and light.

If the antennas detect a food source in your son’s bedroom, the ant will head in that direction. This is as long as the ant is within 10.8 feet of its colony.

Ants only need a tiny hole around 0.75 millimeters (0.03 inches) in diameter to access your home. The insects notoriously invade homes through poorly sealed windows, doors, door thresholds, garage door seals, plumbing pipe passages, and utility lines.

Can Ants Make My Son Sick?

Yes and no, depending on the situation. Fortunately for your son, ants do not carry diseases. However, they can carry contaminates from place to place. Ants ingest about anything, including feces that contain harmful contaminates. The bacteria from feces can end up in your son’s food. If he eats it, the odds of him developing a foodborne illness are high.

It is crucial to teach your son the proper way to clean up after snacking in his bedroom. Food should always be stored in plastic and glass containers with lids that ants cannot gnaw through.

What Is The Most Efficient Ant Treatment For Children’s Bedrooms?

When ants are detected in a child’s bedroom, the parent’s biggest concern should be finding a treatment that is not only effective but also efficient. Your son’s health will depend on the efficiency and effectiveness of your ant treatment of choice.

Will DIY Ant Control Work?

Professional pest control is by far more effective than the over-the-counter alternative. Over-the-counter pesticides are available at most hardware stores, home & garden shops, and big-box stores. Some retail stores also carry DIY insecticides. It is recommended to only consider brands made specifically for ants.

When Will The Pest Control Technician Be Available?

It takes between 24 and 48 hours to process an ant service request during the off-season. The peak season for ants is between spring and early fall.

Does Ant Pesticide Have Harmful Ingredients?

All pesticides contain chemicals that pose environmental risks. Heeding the manufacturer’s usage recommendations and the Environmental Protection Agency “EPA” warnings, pesticides can be administered with minimal risks.

Our exterminators and technicians have years of experience in the pest control industry. To learn more give our customer support a call. We operate Monday through Friday and some weekends.

How To Prevent A Repeat Ant Infestation?

You can start by removing all food sources from your son’s bedroom. If your son is determined to eat in his room, teach him the proper way to clean up after meals. Store all food in hard plastic containers. If your ant treatment strategy fails, do not hesitate to reach out to our pest control experts.

We offer free home inspections for ants and other insects. Our prices are fair to ensure access to all property owners. A free home inspection includes a written quote.

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