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Eden Pest Knows Bugs: Ants Communicate With Each Other Using Pheromones


The fall is ant pest control season. Residential pest control experts share that as natural food sources become more scarce, ants start coming into homes. As you keep your eyes open for an ant infestation:

  • Identify the ant species (a residential pest control company can help).
  • Find out how they enter your home and, if possible, seal those entrances.
  • Remove any ant attractions with regular housekeeping and not leaving food out in the open.

When an ant finds food, it communicates its location with a pheromone-rich odor trail that leads other ants to the site. As the ants march to the food, they reinforce the odor trail with their own pheromones. Ant pest control pros share that you can wipe away the chemical trails that ants make with lemon juice, vinegar or essential mint oil diluted with water.

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