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Are Ants Good or Bad for the Environment? Know When and When Not to Get Rid of Ants.

At times it may seem like ants are just put on this earth to pester you. Your many ant removal treatments may seem to work, but then a few weeks later, you’re back where you started.

Did you know that certain types of ants are actually good for the environment? They help decrease nitrates in the soil and create tunnels that move water and organic matter. This allows plants to grow better because they’re able to gather more nutrients. Next time you and your family are out smelling the roses on your Sunday stroll, remember that ants played a part in making those flowers healthy. However, let’s not forget ant problems do exist and sometimes you will need to get rid of ants from your home.

When do Ants Become an Ant Problem?

Ants help engineer the ecosystem. What exactly does that mean? A recent study states that lower levels of ant density can be tied to an increase in animal species, while higher ant density are often correlated to a decrease in animal species. In other words, ants sometimes dictate an ecosystem by their population. That’s a lot of power for such a small creature!

If ants are just hanging out in your backyard, it’s probably best to just leave them be. It’s when they march into your home that you need to take action. Ants are territorial and they will defend their space. Sounds like a bad roommate or sibling, doesn’t it? When ants take over your space, that’s when it’s time to take action and get rid of them.

While it’s nice to know ants play a role in our ecosystem, Mother Nature can get out of hand once in a while. It’s fine to kill ants if they are damaging your home or contaminating your kitchen.

If simple boric acid ant traps aren’t effective ant killers, the best way to get rid of ants is by calling a professional extermination company. Magical Pest Control uses eco-friendly pest removal methods so you don’t have to worry about harming the environment.

When you need to get rid of ants and require professional ant removal treatments, call Magical Pest Control at (905) 738-6676. You can also fill out our contact form. We’re happy to provide ant inspections all across Southern Ontario.

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