Inside ants may be found near their food sources, moisture and in hidden, protected places like wall voids, under appliances, behind window frames and beneath floors. Ants are commensal pests, meaning they like to live close to people and eat some of the same things. sweets, meats, starches and liquids. Take up residence inside the homes, apartments and office buildings.A Seattle homeowner noticed a huge colony of ants near the walls. The armies of ants were identified as being tiny small Black Ants that are about 1/8th of an inch long. The homeowner knew exactly what the problem was. Years ago there had been a similar issue. Having tried the do-it-yourself route eliminate the ants in the wall a call was made to a professional Pest Control Exterminator.
Some of the more common ant species that may invade and choose to reside inside are pavement ants, carpenter ants, odorous house ants, thief ants, acrobat ants and pharaoh ants. These little ants may not always be visible on the inside, the pests find avenues to gain entry into the house. Outdoors the pests can be be seen marching in long lines. The black ants are travelling into and out of the walls of the house. Some people may want to use over the counter products such as different insecticides and perimeter sprays. But keep in mind it may not take care of the ant problem. By the next day the ants will have moved the scent highway to a new spot and started entering the walls in that new location. The little ants can even be seen marching up a tree next to the house. Which gives the Black Ants an opportunity to get into the house. The ant army will do so by using a branch that is touching the roof. Frustrated homeowner checked the home inside and out and knew it was the best decision to call in AMPM Exterminators.
What can be done to prevent getting more Ants:
Ants are usually drawn to homes that have moisture problems. Some prevention steps would be to clean the gutters and downspouts to make sure water is taken away from the structure. Dirt piles are havens and should be kept away from thefoundation also. Pools of water around foundations when it rains are especially attractive spots due to moisture. Make sure to inspect all plumbing for leaks and check for any internal moisture issues in the structure.
Sealing all holes, cracks and crevices in the structure will keep the ants from getting into the house. For extra measure spray the exterior along foundation and the soil on a monthly basis with residual insecticide. Keep all Shrubs and plants kept pruned back and ants love mulch. Tree branches should be kept pruned back at least 10 feet from the roof.
Ant bait gets carried back to the ant colonies where it is shared to kill the colony. Once colonies are killed, then maintain the perimeter of the structure with a monthly residual insecticide spray, spraying foundation and soil along perimeter.It may be a situation where the neighbors can be dealing with the Ant Infestation also. Sure, the armies of black ants can be going back and forth between homes with new scent trails. So even more reason to make that call to a Professional Exterminator. The Pest Eliminators professionals and have chemicals and equipment that are not available to homeowners. More importantly the technician has the expertise available to exterminate the Ants in the wall infestation.
AMPM Exterminators, a professional and experienced company will treat the structure for infestation and recommend monthly follow up visits for preventive treatments. This would be worth the cost to the homeowner and give peace of mind.Professional pest control company with experienced exterminators for bed bugs, little Black sugar ants, Carpenter ants, rat control, house mice,rodent control,birds,beetles, moths, flies, termites, wasps,yellowjackets and hornets.AMPM Exterminators is a pest control service that takes pride in family and pet friendly effective pest control. Services available in counties and cities such as Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Renton,Everett, Bothell and Issaquah. Bed Bugs extermination services, Mouse Control, Rodent, Carpenter Ants, Spider control are available to residential including single family residences, apartments, commercial including hotels, restaurants, schools and industrial establishments including warehouses and grocery stores. Attic and Crawlspace RodentRestoration including cleaning, sanitizing and insulation removal & repair after rats,mice,squirrels,birds,bats Infestation. Contacting AMPM Exterminators will provide answers to questions about service fees, important information for before and after treatments are provided.Because each home is different pest control and any needed repair costs may vary. AMPM Exterminators have years of inspection experience and are thorough when providing pest control services. Each client will receive customized solutions for the pest control
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