Apex offers a variety of pest control services for different ant species to ensure that your location is ant free!
There are a number of ant species that can invade your living space. Some are just foraging for food and water while others are looking to establish a satellite colony in the timbers of your home, thereby causing costly property damage. If suitable conditions are found, a pheromone trail is left behind for other ants to follow. Hence, it is important to hire an ant exterminator to tackle the problem as soon as you start seeing them.
Inside your home, it is important to inspect baseboard cracks, carpet edges, window and door frames, water sources, areas where plumbing leaks have occurred, and all areas of the kitchen. Outside your home, it is important to inspect the perimeter landscaping, trees, tree stumps and rotten wood, mulch areas, and woodpiles to name a few.
Depending on the species, it is important that the homeowner does not try to tackle the problem with over-the-counter products. In most instances, the use of the wrong product will make the problem worse (process called budding where the colony separates and multiple colonies are formed). When it comes to wood infesting ants like carpenter ants, spraying or baiting alone will not do it. You need to locate where they are nesting in the home and treat it directly to eliminate the threat.
Ants can be very tricky. Call our ant exterminators at Apex today for a customized natural ant treatment plan.