We will inspect the interior and the exterior of your home to identify where they are coming in and what is attracting them.
Depending on the ant, we will treat both the inside and the outside of your home to take care of the current ant infestation and deter others.
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Ant treatments depend on which kind of ant you have. Some will be taken care of with better cleaning and sanitizing strategies. Some, like carpenter ants, need a trained professional to take care of them.
Carpenter ants require a trained professional to not only properly identify the pest you have (carpenter ants often get confused with termites), but to take care of them before they can do the damage they are known for. As for any ant, you also need someone that can find not only where they’re getting in but where the colony is. It’s not a DIY pest control situation.
Sugar ants are true to their name. They’re attracted to sugar! So, immediately wiping up spills like wine, beer, and sugary juices will help take away their food source. Sugar ants will vacate the premises if their food source is not there. Remember, though. They’re tiny! Even the smallest of spills and crumbs can sustain them.
There are many DIY methods that people seem to swear by to keep ants away. Some say cinnamon, peppermint oil, baking soda, and white vinegar. But these methods fade, and nobody wants their house smelling like white vinegar all the time. The best ways to keep ants away are proper cleaning, professional exclusion strategies, and professional ant exterminator services.
Most Ant Species can develop wings and fly (but only when breeding) Another common question is, do ants have wings? While almost all ant species can develop wings and fly, only reproductive ants will actually go through the transformation process (and only during breeding season).
You can rake open the nest and pour in boiling water (add liquid soap for extra killing power). Boiling water does kill vegetation, so be careful using this method on lawns. Some say to add vinegar but that will definitely kill vegetation, so we don’t recommend it.
Carpenter ants range from ¼-7/16 inch long. Its thorax is evenly round, and they have a circle of hairs at the tip of the abdomen. The most significant attribute is the sawdust they leave behind as they tunnel through the wood to create nests.
There are many DIY methods that people seem to swear by to repel ants. Some say cinnamon, peppermint oil, baking soda, and white vinegar. But these methods fade, and nobody wants their house smelling like white vinegar all the time. The best way to repel ants is to clean properly, have professional exclusion done, and bring in a professional ant exterminator.
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