Ants are one of the most common pest control concerns prompting property owners to look for ant control solutions from pest control professionals. Although ants are most often a problem in structures during the spring, summer, and fall months, property owners often come across ant issues into and during the winter months. There are about 700 species of ants in the United States, and several varieties are frequent pests in our area. Ant control treatment is just one of the items included in our Quarterly Pest Control program.
If you suspect an ant or termite problem, it is important to first establish which pest problem exists. Termite swarmers are often confused with ants because they are similar in size and color. A termite or ant “swarmer” is the reproductive chaste of a colony and they will have wings for a short time but may quickly drop them. A professional exterminator may need to inspect your property to correctly identify the pest and recommend proper treatments.
Getting rid of ants is a specialized technique that requires detailed inspection, proper placement of baits and other ant control treatments. Our trained and experienced technicians are highly skilled and successful with getting rid of ants and helping to keep your property protected from new infestations.
Treatment for the common varieties of ants such as Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Carpenter Ants, and Citronella Ants have a good amount of variation based on the species. Property owners will often attempt to kill ants themselves only to call upon a pest management professional (or ant exterminator) after many unsuccessful measures. Ant control is not offered as a one-time service because of the probability of the need for repeated treatments to control the colony.
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