AMPM EXTERMINATION SERVICES DISCLOSE THE ANTS CONTROL CRISIS TO HOME OWNERS WHEN THE WEATHER WARMS UP
AM/PM Exterminators, a family-owned and environmentally friendly ants and pesky rodent extermination business, continues to outshine the competition with their dedication to non-toxic pest control products, ensuring families and pets remain healthy and happy. The wholesome extermination company helps individuals rid their homes and offices of: bedbugs, carpenter ants, spiders, hornets, wasps, bees, beetles, moths, flies, termites, and more.
The more ants that are allowed to find the bait and carry it back, the faster the colony will die off. Resist the urge to kill all the ants visible. Ants will carry the bait back to the nest, unable to differentiate between the insecticide and sugar, and the insecticide will eventually kill the entire colony. When using a natural ant bait, if there is a more desirable snack, like spilled soda or cookie crumbs, ants will choose that over bait. Practicing good sanitation practices is one of the best ways to make homes or business buildings less attractive to ants. Keep spills, crumbs, and garbage cleaned up in the kitchen. Make sure all food especially anything sweet is stored in tightly sealed containers or zip-lock bags. ants will get into things like jars of honey that have drips on the side or around the lid, so sealing the jar in a zip-lock bag will protect it.
The most common types of ants to invade homes include black, carpenter, pharaoh, odorous and sugar ants. Identifying the species that home or business owners are up against is usually helpful. However, It can be difficult for someone untrained in entomology to determine the slight difference between these tiny insects.When dealing with ants in houses, detective work is an integral part of eradicating them, but there’s actually much more to it. Finding the most effective treatment for ants depends on the specific type of ants invading homes and business buildings. Each species has different behaviors, preferences in food, and remedies that will be effective in keeping them out of homes.Some ants are specific to region.
How to find the ants nest
Carpenter ants typically live outdoors very close to the house, and eventually enter homes in search of food and water, living in wood and tunnel through it. The best clue to look for is small piles of very fine sawdust, the remains of the wood they have chewed through. Typically find carpenter ant nests in moist wood in foundations, decks, wood piles near houses, trees, gaps between boards, etc.
Taking some time to figure out where ants are entering the house, usually track them back to a nest. It’s easy killing all the ants in sight, then watch for new ants to appear to determine their general entry point. This may give clues to holes that need to be sealed up, rotting foundation where they’re living, or cracks under doors they’re traveling under.
The best way to learn how to get rid of ants in the house is to learn how to prevent them. Having an ongoing service plan with a pest control professional is the key to managing pest problems in homes and business building. Pest control servicetechnician will work with specific scenario and profile to create the best approach for getting rid of ants and keeping them out of houses in the future. This can include interior and exterior treatments, sealing up entry points around the home and placing insect growth regulators around the property. It’s important to practice proper sanitation techniques to keep ants at bay. Most species of ants are simply in homes looking for food, the harder it is for ants to gain acess to food, the less time they are going to spend looking. Unfortunately, achieving a spotless home can be difficult. What looks like a clean kitchen at first glance might include a few granules of sugar on the countertop, or a couple of crumbs that fell behind the stove, upon closer inspection. This seemingly insignificant portion of food is a feast fit for a king or an ant queen once the workers bring it back. To avoid this, don’t just wipe down surfaces. Vacuum every day, paying close attention to the baseboards, behind furniture and appliances as well as other areas typically missed. Ants will get in trash, so waste management is vital to ant control. Remove garbage from the premises immediately. Use the garbage disposal rather than leaving food sitting around in a trash can.
Experiences with over the counter ant sprays pesticides for ants
Ant control products that can be purchased at local hardware store comes in many forms. It’s important to remember that these substances may be harmful if the product label directions are not followed. Unfortunately, they usually won’t solve an ant infestation. Sprays are meant to kill the ants that the pesticide comes in contact with and act as a deterrent. Most over-the-counter products have no residual (or lasting) effect. If the ants are still able to enter homes, ants will simply find a way around the spray. Plus, their colony will still be intact, producing more and more ants, all of which will be hungry and head for food sources.some colonies are nearly impossible to reach without special equipment. If a colony or nest is located within walls, a simple spray that anyone can buy will not be sufficient to properly treat the colony. Similarly, outdoor colonies can extend far below the surface, which is where most over-the-counter treatments stop working.
Ant colonies surviveing after treatment
Inadequate delivery of treatment, colonies can continue to thrive for one other simple reason: the queen ant survives. Ant problems don’t start in homes, they start in the nest. Recognizing the problem once the ants have invaded the living space. The one sole ant in charge of populating the entire nest is the queen. As long as she is unharmed, The queen can produce more ants to enter homes. Complicating the matter is that the queen ant never leaves the nest after establishing the colony, so there’s no chance getting to her when the scout worker ants are killed in the kitchen.
The queen creates worker ants to feed the young inside the nest, which she is continually populating. The worker ants are the ones seen in houses. Other ants in the colony include queens, soldiers and drones. learning to kill ants and getting rid of ants in the kitchen, will soon be replaced with new workers by the queen. The only way to get rid of an ant colony that’s causing problems in homes is to get rid of the queen.
“People deserve to have an extermination option that is safe and eco-friendly,” said Daniel Hunts, Founder and Owner of AM/PM Exterminators. “Everyone struggles with an insect or rodent infestation at one point or another, so forgoing extermination services altogether is out of the question. Our commitment to the environment and protecting our health is of the utmost importance to us.”