A few ant control tips may help you understand why such a wide variety of ants may, at one time or another, invade your home. Whether they are outside ants that have come inside or ants that have decided to make the inside of your walls "Home," we like to call them "Nuisance Ants." It covers a lot of bases. The ants may live in your walls, but will easily forage indoors and outdoors for food and water. They may occasionally live outside during mild weather conditions.
To manage these ant families, non-repellent residual insecticides with a chemical transfer effect need to be applied outdoors along the foundation and indoors near water pipes, electrical outlets and active areas such as counters and shelves.
These ant colonies may splinter into smaller colonies if not treated correctly and can rebound into greater numbers.
Our treatment is designed to kill ants over an extended period, allowing the workers to transfer the insecticide to the colony while reducing the foraging of the workers inside your home. The size of the colony, particular species of ant, and the outdoor environment may affect how quickly you see results and how long treatment will last.
In severe infestations additional treatments may be necessary and will be invoiced at ½ the original cost of treatment up to 6 months from original service.
Common ant varieties include: Tawn Crazy Ants, Ghost Ants, White-footed ants, Rover Ants, Pharoah Ants, Odorous House Ants. If you encounter Carpenter Ants we need to discuss treatment plans specific to Wood Destroying Insects.
Remember these tips:
- Identify the species of ants that you have by collecting a few ants in a small bottle of alcohol like a film container and bring to our store.
- Remove the food or liquid attracting the ants and clean the surfaces where the ants are traveling with a cleaning agent such as dish soap.
- Plan treatment to kill the whole colony, not just the worker ants that are on your counter or in your pantry.
- Use a combination of baits to intercept the ants in the walls or as close to the wall where the ants are active.
- Always keep pesticides out of reach from children and pets.
- Plan on refreshing the bait placements weekly for three weeks minimum.