Ants are very adept at foraging for food and water sources. Once an ant finds food or water, they create a pheromone trail for other ants to follow. And if that food or water happens to be in your home, then in just a short time, you'll have a stream of hungry ants coming into your home from outside. But you'll soon have a bigger problem if those ants decide to build a nest in your home.
DIY treatment methods often fail to kill off ants completely because they only kill the workers. You can kill the workers that you see, but the ants will simply send more workers if there is an abundant food source nearby. The most effective way to get rid of an ant infestation is to hire a professional ant control service.
Ant control services can eradicate an ant infestation quickly by taking the following actions.
Identify the ant species
The first thing an exterminator must do is identify the species of ant that is invading your home. This is because each species of ant has its own nesting and feeding behavior. For instance, carpenter ants nest in rotting wood, which means they can do damage to your property. And odorous ants can nest in wall voids and alongside pipes.
Perform an evaluation of your property
Next, the ant exterminator will evaluate your property to determine the cause of the infestation and to check for nests and any damage that the ants might have caused to your home. This evaluation might involve checking your crawlspace and walls for damage. The exterminator will also check the perimeter of your home for ant nests.
Seal all entry points into your home
Exterminators usually check a home's exterior walls and surfaces to look for access points that the ants might be using. During this check, an exterminator will seal cracks and holes with caulk. This will ensure that your home is safe from future ant invasions from outside.
Select an appropriate and safe treatment
The most important step in the ant extermination process is the selection of the treatment. If you have pets and young children at home, then the ant exterminator will need to select a less toxic treatment. And some ants are resistant to traps, so direct treatment to the nest will be necessary for them.
One of the most effective ant control treatments is gel bait. Exterminators place poisoned gel bait in the areas where ants feed. When the ants take the gel back to their nest, they poison their queen, which results in the death of the colony.
Do you have an ant problem at home? Then call an ant exterminator. An ant exterminator can find the nest that is causing your problems and eliminate that nest so that the ants don't return.Share
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