If you’ve spotted ants in your home or business and you’re worried you might be at risk of an infestation you can put in place some simple ant repellant and ant deterrent measures. The checklist below will help you keep your home or business free from ants, or make sure your infestation doesn’t grow.
Most ants only come into your home to look for food. They are attracted to anything that’s sweet and sticky, which is why you find ants in kitchen cupboards or areas where food is kept.With that in mind it’s important to not leave temptation in their path. To get rid of ants you must remember to:
Clean up – food and liquid spillages immediately.
Sweep up – any food crumbs from under your kitchen appliances and units.
Food storage – in airtight containers wherever possible.
Pet owners – clear away any food that isn’t eaten right away.
Block off – the entry points for ants by sealing all cracks and crevices around doors and window frames.
In the garden – keep compost enclosed and make sure all rubbish bins have tightly sealed lids.
In the commercial environment ants are more than just a nuisance. They can cost lots money and harm your reputation. This is particularly true in organizations that handle food – like food processing plants and restaurants and bars, hospitals – or need to keep areas sterile in businesses such as healthcare facilities and pharmaceutical industries.
Premises like warehouses and food retail stores that store food and water need to make sure they have the highest standards of hygiene and that means being ant-free.Without adequate ant control at the business building could affect income:
Waste – Contaminated food and other products will have to be thrown away, costing money and resources.
Fear – Infestations in places like hospitals and care homes can spread pathogens (e.g. Pharoah Ants) and alarm patients or residents and lead them to question level hygiene standards.
Reputation Damage – If your reputation suffers so too will your profits, as customers are put off by the presence of ants.
Steps to Take For Effectively Getting Rid of Ants
Ampm Pest Control Technicians understand the habits of different types of ant and can offer discreet and targeted ant control. It goes without saying that all our treatments are safe for your staff and customers.
Prior to performing this, or any service, professional pest control will generally provide specific list of preparation activities, to be completed before arrival. However, the following lists some of the most common requests or recommendations made by pest control for ants should be followed prior to using any over-the-counter pest control products yourself. (When using any pesticide, read and follow all label directions and safe-use guidelines prior to purchase and use.)
Because a lack of preparation could make a treatment unsafe or cause reinfestation of the entire home or building, many ant control exterminators will not treat areas that are not prepared to specifications.From the point of view of eradication, ants are of two kinds: Ants that live outdoors and forage for their food indoors, and ants that build their nests right within the confines of a home or workplace. To prevent these types of ants infesting homes and commercial premises, both insecticides and bait treatments are used.
Ants with Outdoor Nests
Generally, bait treatments are used to control ants in the outside nest. Many of these ants aren’t active all the year around. For the baits to be really effective, these should be placed in those areas that are frequented by ants, from where these will be eaten on the spot, as well as carried back to their nest. To this effect, AMFM Exterminators make use of different kinds of baits to suit the ant their forage habits. In the case of ants coming from outside, praying insecticides might not be the wise things to do, as foraging ants should return to the nest for the entire nest to be wiped out effectively. This is because insecticide sprays tend to kill foraging ants before these have a chance to return to the nest, carrying the bait.
Ants with Indoor Nests
Some types of ant species go about building their nests within domestic or commercial premises. This makes it easier for them, as they don’t have to carry their food for long distances like the outdoor ants. They really have it good in a cozy domestic atmosphere. Such ants can be found around the year, unaffected by changing seasons, although they become active during the warmer periods. These ant species can consist of odorous house ants, crazy ants, pavement ants, thief ants, carpenter ants as well as pharaoh ants. Almost all of these ants infest various items of food. The spraying of residual insecticide in the eradication of foraging worker ants can bring about only short-term control, at best. Even if around 99% of these ants are destroyed by spraying insecticide, the underground ant colony will soon revert back to its original astounding numbers. AMPM Exterminators are perfectly aware of the fact that the actual location and complete eradication of the nest remains the sole direct and effective means of doing way with such ant infestation.
Use of Ant Baits
The most effective tool in the total eradication of indoor ant nests is ant bait. This is because; worker ants eat the bait, carry it to the nest, as well as feed the larval ants and queen, thereby eradicating the colony, by its very roots. Since the active ingredient in the bait is slow acting, the workers don’t die immediately.
AMPM Exterminators keep themselves abreast of the latest developments and research in the matter of eradicating all types of ants that infest homes and commercial premises. This enables them to effectively remove ant infestation, wherever it occurs. They are also a family owned and environment friendly company dealing in the control of various pests and their removal. Their non-toxic pest control products leave the immediate environment of their clients unpolluted, safe and clean. AMPM Exterminators operates with their headquarters in Seattle.
They are only a call away at 206 571 7580 or click opens their official website which is http://ampmexterminators.com in order to receive a quote concerning their services as well as company offers.
Company Name: Ant Control Services
Contact Person: Grant Burret
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Phone: 425 440 0966
Address:9813 S. 213th Pl.
Country: United States