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Ants "bugging" several residents around town

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – People across the area are looking to eliminate a common household pest: ants.

Have ants taken up residence in your home? A local exterminator says he has been getting a lot calls from residents complaining of ants in their home.

Lance Winford, co-owner of All American Pest Control said it's due to all the rainfall this year combined with the hot temperatures. He says it's definitely a bigger problem compared to last year.

"They seemed to be regular run of the mill ants that you see," said Jonesboro resident Colleen Kemp. 

But these ants are not your typical ants.

"We've had a lot more calls on swarming ants this year than we did last year," Winford said. 

"The last two weeks we've had several people call in thinking that they have termites and it actually turns out to be ants," he said.

Nature's little builders are finding any way to get inside homes to locate food and shelter.

"It is a big problem this year trailing ants all along the sides of peoples' houses and right now it's just a lot of ant activity," he said.

And Winford said the hotter it gets, ants seem to come around more often. Kemp said she's never had a problem with ants until now.

"They came from my back porch and I just sprayed around my porch and it seemed to take care of the problem," she said.

But if that doesn't work, there are ways to keep these little armies from coming in your home.

"The best thing you can do is try to keep it as clean as possible as you can, you know mopping your floors is a big help," Winford said. 

Waterford said when they are called out to spray for ants they have a six month guarantee. He says as long as they can find the source they can eliminate the problem.

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