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In Eagan, there is no shortage of water. Whether it’s canoeing on one of our numerous lakes or riding on one of the six water slides at Cascade Bay, we have an abundance of water activities. Not to change the subject but we also have billions of ants.

Ants in Eagan

The number of ants in Eagan easily outnumbers any other insect. They also outnumber humans by 200 million to one. Some species, like the field ant, generally stay outside where they belong. Other varieties don’t. Ants become pests when they enter homes searching for food or nesting sites. Their small bodies can find ways into even the most protected houses.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are a specific worry, not only do they steal food, but they also cause damage to homes and office buildings. Colonies are often established in wet areas like windowsills and door casings; however moist wood isn’t the only thing they destroy. Carpenter Ants might prefer rotting wood to create their maze of tunnels, but their large mandibles can chomp through sound Minnesota White Oak just as easy. As the colony swells, the amount of damage they cause increases significantly.

Structural damage is not the only problem these pests can cause. Carpenter ants also have a nasty bite. With mandibles powerful enough to chew through wood, they can easily latch on to unprotected skin. After biting, they spray formic acid into the wound. This acidic blast can cause a terrible burning sensation, increasing the pain at the bite site significantly.

Getting Rid or Your Pests

Rove Pest Control is here in Eagan to help. We have the solutions to your pest control needs. Our wall void treatment will target the colonies living in the areas you can’t see. Our knowledgeable professionals have the right equipment and training to identify the pest species and eliminate them before the problem gets out of control. If pesky bugs are keeping you from enjoying your home, Rove Pest Control should be your first call.

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