Controlling Ants – Covington Termite and Pest Control
Here at AmeriTech Pest Solutions, we get calls year round from homeowners and business owners who are frustrated with ants.
Ants are the number one pest problem in the United States. And they are the most difficult pest to control on a consistent basis. Ant control can tax the patience and wits of the most seasoned, veteran pest control technician.
There are many species of ants that infest homes in the Covington and surrounding area. Some of the most common ones are carpenter ants, pharaoh ants, Argentine ants, crazy ants, sugar ants and of course we all are familiar with fire ants.
There are several things you, the homeowner, can do to prevent ants from showing up in your home. These include the following:
- Use caulking to seal up cracks and crevices
- Don’t leave food out on counters
- Don’t leave food crumbs on the floor
- Don’t leave pet food out
- Use Tupperware for food products in pantry
- Keep all countertops, table tops and floors clean
Ant Control is accomplished through the use of several methods, including spraying, baiting and dusting. It is very important to know which species of ant you are dealing with in order to apply the most effective treatment strategy. With some species, such at the pharaoh ant, spraying can cause the colony to “bud”, resulting in additional colonies. This make eventual control much more difficult.
Do-it-yourself ant control can be costly, frustrating, and rarely results in long terms results. If you have a persistent ant problem and want it to go away long term, you are better off to consult with a pest management professional and let them advise you on how to approach it.
If you’ve got a problem with ants…or any other pest…or simply a question…call AmeriTech Pest Solutions at 678-591-6243 and ask for me, Chris Leach. I’ll be happy to speak with you anytime.
Thanks for reading this letter…and I hope you have a great day!
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