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Will Pest Control Get Rid of Ants?

Eric Uptain

January 2, 2023

Will Pest Control Get Rid of Ants?

If you have ants in your house, it's important to get rid of them. Not only can they be annoying and destructive, but some species carry dangerous diseases that could affect humans and animals alike. Ants are one of the most common pests that homeowners deal with, so we thought we'd help you find out if pest control will work for your ant problem.

There are many different kinds of ants

There are more than 10,000 different species of ant in the world. Some ants are bigger than others and some have different colored bodies. Some eat meat and others only eat plants, but most of them will bite if disturbed.

Ants have a social structure and live in colonies

Ants are social insects, so they live in colonies. A colony consists of a queen, workers, and soldiers. The queen is the egg-laying female who will pass on the colony’s genes to the next generation. Workers and soldiers defend the nest from intruders (such as humans). Workers forage for food, care for young ants, build nests and look after other worker ants.

Ants communicate with each other using pheromones that are secreted from their bodies and trails made by their feet as they walk along in search of food or water. This can be useful if you want to attract ants because you’re trying to catch them using traps like sticky paper or bait stations – but only if you know what type of pheromone attracts them!

Some ant infestations are harder to get rid of than others

There are a number of ant species that can be difficult to get rid of, particularly pavement ants and fire ants. Pavement ants nest in the ground, and they can dig deep into the earth to create their nests, which makes them very resilient. Fire ants are also hard to eliminate because they live in colonies with multiple queens that repopulate quickly when one queen is killed by pest control treatments. To make matters worse, fire ants can sting multiple times without being killed themselves! These two types of pests have caused major problems for homeowners throughout history because they will usually live close to your home or business on the soil at its base rather than on trees or shrubs.

How our company treats for ants

  • Treat outdoor Ant Mounds - This will get the ants at the source, killing off colonies is most effective when you can find a mound or colony. Use a spray pesticide to soak the mound. (always follow product labels)
  • Spray Outdoor Perimeter - Spray a barrier around the exterior of your home. Creating a barrier helps new colony growth down the road. You'll want to respray every 90 days to make sure you don't let down your guard.
  • Indoors: Wait, don't spray!-Better to Bait - With Odorous house ants, the use of residual sprays indoors will only cause stress on the colony, causing it to split into a larger number of sub-colonies. This will actually worsen the infestation.
  • Dust Treatments - Dust underneath baseboards, and inside cracks, crevices, and voids where activity is suspected, including all areas that cannot be sprayed.

What can you do to Help Prevent Further Ant Infestations?

  • Practice good sanitation.
  • Limit food preparation and consumption to one or two areas of the home that are cleaned daily.
  • Eliminate gaps and cracks in the foundation, baseboards, window frames, and door frames with caulk or other appropriate material to eliminate ant entryways.
  • Materials such as stacked or piled lumber, stones, bricks, leaf litter, heavy mulch, and other debris that serve as potential ant harborages should be removed as far from the structure as possible.
  • Trim the branches of trees, shrubs, and other vegetation that may serve as ant highways so they do not touch the structure.
  • Repair leaky pipes and faucets.

Pest control will help with ant problems.

Pest control is more than just spraying bug spray on an ant nest. Ants are a common household pest that can be difficult to eliminate, but not impossible! Pest control professionals have the tools and training necessary to eliminate ant colonies in your home or business. They know what kind of bait is best suited for different types of ants, how often it should be applied, and where ants enter your property. By hiring the right pest control professionals, you will be able to see an improvement in your ant problem within days - no matter how bad it may seem now!

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