Ants enter our homes in a long trail in search of water, food and shelter. Scouting ants move around our homes, specifically on the walls, looking for food. They thereafter leave behind an odor for others to find them. Their food can be sugar, protein, fats and oil based depending on the type of species. Ants find their way into our homes through window or door edges, voids and cracks. They become a problem when there population grows into larger colonies. Our company specializes in insect and pest control, investing our time and effort into this field for years. We are currently situated in Napa and will be more than glad to offer high quality services to you, our potential client. Share your area of concern with us (800) 430-3778.
There are a variety of ant control exercises which we carry out. Here are some of the areas:
- Fire Ant Control
- House Ant Control
- Sugar Ant Control
- Flying Ant Control
1. Fire Ant Control
The most common fire ants in United States are the native and Red imported fire ants. Red imported fire ants are more dangerous than their compatriot. They are known to cause malfunctioning of telephones via telephone wires and air-conditioning units. Red imported fire ants are known for making ant hills as well.
Getting Rid of Fire Ants
- Using fire ant baits – Some of the most common fire ant baits are Advion Fire Ant Bait, Maxforce fire ant bait and Surrender Acephate.
- Use of insecticides – Another effective way of dealing with fire ants are use of insecticides. Some of these insecticides are Conquer Insecticide and Bifen It.
2. Sugar Ant Control
Sugar ant control involves a series of measures taken to reduce sugar ant infestation. Just as its name suggests, it is attracted to sugar based foods. A similar trait to the imported red fire ants’, sugar ants are also known to leave ant hills too. Upon infestation, it is advisable for you to up your game. Clean your home regularly especially your kitchen. Have sugary foods nicely sealed or put away from these ants.
Control Measures for Sugar Ants
- Managing trash or garbage regularly.
- Sweeping you kitchen floor with bleach.
- Wiping your kitchen counter with bleach.
- Vacuuming floors to take care of crumbs
- Cleaning dishes and keeping the sink clean and dry.
Getting Rid of Sugar Ants
- Use of pesticides
- Use of insecticides
- Use of ant baits
- Use of ant hotels
3. Flying Ant Control
These are ants with wings and infiltrate our homes or places of work through cracks, edges or an open window. Swift action should be taken to take care of this infestation that may cause problems to home owners.
- Use of Diatomaceous earth
- Use of commercial aerosols
- Using pesticides
- Establishing of traps using sugar based foods
4. House Ants
There are different types of house ants with different behaviors that distinguishes them from others. Some of these house ants are:
- Carpenter Ants
- Acrobat Ants
- Pharaoh Ants
- Crazy Ants
- Odorous House Ant
- Rover Ant
Getting Rid of House Ants
- Use of pesticides
- Use of gels
- Setting up ant stations
- Setting up traps