Ants are a major problem mostly in the summer when they are most active. They are out often looking for food and that often times leads to your home and your property. A kitchen is a great stop for an worker ants to stock up on food for the colony and the queen. Ants are a real nuisance to find in your home and when you find one there are sure to be more on the way. Ants live in colonies that can be quite large and once their invisible scent trail leads to an area in your home or on your property, all of the worker ants are going to take turns coming in and getting a piece!
Carpenter ants are among the largest and most difficult to control ants that commonly invade properties. The fast-spreading ants are often found traveling via structural guidelines such as water hoses, downspouts and anything on the building's exterior that has corners or edges.
The ant control process begins with the technician identifying all carpenter ant satellite colonies and nests.
Although various baits and bait formulations are available, the primary methods for carpenter ant control are nest and barrier treatments.
Perimeter treatments are also often commonly applied to the exterior of the structure.
If an infestation of odorous house ants is identified in a property, the technician will track the ants by their distinctive trails to the nest. Odorous house ant nests are almost always located outdoors. These tiny insects will travel great distances indoors to find food and water for the colony.
A treatment will then be applied to the ant colony’s trails and nest. To ensure that no new trails are established after the initial treatment, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled 7-10 days later. Odorous house ants are very common and found throughout the United States.
Fire ants build large mounds on top of the soil. When these mounds are disturbed, ants will emerge en masse and will begin to crawl over anyone or anything unlucky enough to be nearby. You may also notice the red-colored ants swarming around the mounds.
The most common solution for red imported fire ants is a treatment application near the mounds. The ants will feed on the bait and return it to the colony. Once the bait kills the queen fire ant, the colony will collapse.
We recommend that fire ant treatments are conducted early on in the spring to decrease the likelihood of major infestations.