The number one most common household pest problem in America is without a doubt, ants. There are many species of ants and they come in quite a variety of sizes and colors. If you’re a homeowner, you have at one time or another had ants in your home. Ants can be very difficult to control, even for a seasoned pest control professional. Some species can be controlled by doing a spray application of their nest or harborage area, while others can only be successfully controlled using baits, which they take back to the nest and feed to their offspring. Proper identification of the ants species is important because they require different types of baits. Some ant colonies are small while others, such as Argentine ants, can number in the millions. The best way to keep ants out of your home is to eliminate any possible food sources. Keep all foods in tight fitting containers and clean up all spills immediately. Sealing cracks with caulking and weather-stripping is also helpful. If you have questions, call your pest management professional for advice!