Preparing For Pest Control Ants Extermination
Pest control ants is something that most homeowners know is necessary for keeping ants out of your home and off your property. It is not uncommon to see ant activity at various times throughout the year. They can be found just about anywhere – inside your home, outside in your yard, in retaining walls and outbuildings. Typically, you may only see a few ants here and there, and while it’s annoying, you may think it’s nothing to be too concerned about. However, when it becomes a full-blown infestation it is more than simply annoying. The best thing you can do when you first notice ants is to call for professional pest control.
Before Pest Control Ants Treatment
When you make the call for professional pest control ants, you’ll get the best results if you know what to expect and are able to prepare accordingly. Not only that, it makes it easier for technicians to do the job, and it also improves the likelihood of eliminating the ant infestation completely. So, if you’re dealing with an ant infestation problem, here are some key things you can do to get ready for the exterminator.
Before coming to your home, pest control providers typically give you a list of tasks for you to complete. Preparing your home ahead of time can ensure the treatment is safe and helps prevent further re-infestation. In fact, many providers will not treat an area that has not been prepared to their specifications. Here are some of the most common recommendations for getting your home ready for treatment.
- Empty trash containers.
- Wash dishes or run the dishwasher.
- Wipe down countertops.
- Vacuum and sweep floors.
- Clean up spills.
- Store food in pest-proof containers.
- Remove pet food that’s sitting out.
Your pest control technician will need to identify the source and the cause first, so make note of all the locations you have seen ant activity so you can show the exterminator. You will also need to provide information to help the exterminator determine the appropriate treatment plan. They will be able to quickly identify the species of ants in your home, evaluate the problem and determine which type of treatment is best for your specific situation. Most professionals will explain in detail what they will be doing to manage your ant infestation; if not, ask them.
After Pest Control Ants Treatment
Before the exterminator leaves, ask for any post-treatment instructions. For example, do not disturb ants that are heading to or away from the bait, or eating it. If ants are seen in areas where no bait has been placed, you can move a bait placement that the ants are not consuming over to this area. Avoid using strong household cleaners near the ant bait because it will eliminate the ant pheromone trail that the ants are using to find the bait. And importantly, do not spray any insecticides or kill any ants that you see, as the bait needs to continue to feed the ants so they will take it back to the colony.
Expert Pest Solutions: Professional Pest Control Ants
The most effective pest control ants is to hire the professionals at Expert Pest Solutions! We’ll identify the species of ant, then determine the most effective baits and gels. Further, for year-round protection against ant and other pest infestations, we offer a Quarterly Pest Control Service Plan. Our technicians will come to your home during each season; spring, summer, winter, and fall, as each season has different challenges with pests. You only pay when the treatment is done at the beginning of your quarter, with no additional charge for return visits to treat covered pests between visits.
Expert Pest Solutions wants to provide a long-term solution for pest control ants. That’s what pest management means. There is no magic wand that we can wave to get rid of your pests once and for all. It requires proactive monitoring and preventative treatments. This is true for ants and dozens of other common household pests.
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