Ants

Spiders, Ants, Millipedes, Beetles. 

We treat the inside and outside of your home with a liquid residual (inside) and a granule chemical (outside). This granule activates when wet to set up a barrier to prevent new infestation. Wood destroying insects that usually attack older homes that contain unmilled wood. They leave a fine talcum powder frass (sawdust) treatment is boricare or timbor which is a salt compound that breaks down the cellulose (food the insect seeks).

Stinging Insects such as Bees, wasps, and hornets can be a pain for a homeowner. Depending on the location of the nest many home owners can come upon them unexpectedly.  Even if you know the nest is there, these pests will defend against any attempts to remove them. If you suspect you have a bee, wasp, or hornet problem give us a call.

The first step in remove is going to be identifying the location of the nest. Most commonly you will see hanging nests. The method for removing a hanging nest will depend on the location. We have a special bee suit we use to get close it needed, however our truck also comes equipped with a para sprayer. With a range of 20 ft we are often able to safely blast away most of the nest, and then we can easily remove any remaining pieces.

Sometimes we will see nests inside of walls. This can be much more complicated we have to treat from inside to push them out.  First we use a machine to turn our Green Product liquid into a fog. From there we drill small holes to push the fog directly into the nest, killing or driving away the colony. Once that is done we come back in about a week, carefully cut open the wall, and remove the actual nest itself.

 

Do I Have Carpenter Ants?

Carpenter ants amass in very large colonies with multiple queens (sometimes up to a dozen or more depending on colony size).  Because of the size of the nest, their ability to nest within any type of wood within the home, and the fact that carpenter ants forage within 300’ of the nest it’s possible for a home to be quickly overrun. Conventional trap methods are aren’t always effective with large colonies, so it’s important to seek out professional elimination of these colonies or you may risk repopulation.

 

Size & Appearance

There are numerous species of carpenter ant that can be found in and around your home as well as other buildings you may have on your property.  Typically, the carpenter ant is black but may also be red and black in color.  They tend to range in size from 3/8 to ½ inch in length. Some carpenter ants may have wings with the ability to fly.

 

Behavior

Carpenter ants typically nest in moister environments including rotting trees, roots, logs or boards found lying on the ground, etc.  They will also find their way into decayed wood of buildings, often caused by leaks, poor conditioning or condensation.  Carpenter ant nests have often been found beneath bathroom tile work, around tubs and sinks, dishwashers, beneath roofing, within attic beams and within subfloors with inadequate insulation.

 Contrary to popular belief, carpenter ants don’t eat wood.  They actually feast on sweet items such as honeydew and sugars – primarily any source of high protein and sugar content.  They do however burrow through wood in order to generate their nests.

 

Control Methods

In order to detect potential pest issue early, we recommend you have regular inspection at your premises. All of our services are tailored to suit the need of your individual business.

  • Residual Spray

A sprayer with a multiple spray nozzles will applied insecticides safely and accurately to the insect harborages.

  • Gel Baiting

Ant Gel can be discreetly applied in hard-to-reach cracks and crevices and away from children and pets. After ants feed on the gel, they return to the colony and transfer the bait to the queen and the others, thereby killing the entire colony.

  • Sanitation

The “bottom line” to long term control is the fact that pest must have adequate food and shelter to live and thrive. The removal of these factors alone via sanitation practices will have tremendous impact in reducing pest population, However to control pest, without any attempt to eliminate their food and shelter via sanitation, pest populations can quickly and repeatedly rebound. Therefore, sanitation is the backbone of a successful or failure of the pest control program.

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