Ant Control

One of the most frequent and persistent pests encountered around buildings, Ants invade homes to forage for food, seek shelter or both. Ant control can be difficult as different species of ants require different methods of control.

Ants can enter your home through even the tiniest cracks, seeking water and sweet or greasy food substances. Part of the reason why you always find them in homes is that they like the same kinds of food that we do. What’s more, they can nest almost anywhere in and around your house, from the walls to gardens, even under the foundations.

Ants release an invisible chemical trail that allows other ants to follow once they locate a food source. As many as 300,000 to 500,000 can be found in a single colony, and these whole colonies can uproot and relocate immediately when threatened. Within a colony, worker ants may live up to seven years and the queen as long as 15 years.

Eliminating queens and other colony members within these colonies is often the key to effective ant control.

4-Step Ant Treatment

  1. Know your ants. Identifying the right species of ants is crucial, as different species possess unique characteristics that may influence the method of control.
  2. Locate the nest. Trace the ants back to where they come from and target their nest.
  3. Baiting. Ants would transport long-lasting baits as food back to the colony. As the ants share them among the rest of the colony, this would eventually result in the elimination of the entire colony.
  4. Perimeter barrier treatment. Create a long-lasting and highly repellent chemical barrier to prevent ants from entering your home.