Friday, January 8, 2016
EXTERMINATORS REPORTS ON CHANGING TEMPERATURES BRING ANT PROBLEMS
Exterminators’ guide to getting rid of carpenter ants:
• Fix moisture problems, roof leaks, and plumbing leaks in home or business building.
• Cut back tree branches or branches away from the roof line and walls of your structure.
• Stack firewood away from the building, elevated off the ground to prevent carpenter ants from nesting in it.
• Seal cracks and openings around the foundation, especially where utility pipes and wires enter from the outside.
As the Summer rolls out and the median temperatures of Autumn begin, ant infestations pick up in Seattle area homes and businesses. This means serious headaches and possible costly fixes if the infestation is not correctly controlled.
Commercially available sprays and control devices may work for a short time, but the constant need to reapply and retreat becomes more and more costly. All the while, different ant species find their way into homes via routes that homeowners using sprays may not think of or reach.
Infestations normally start with food, sweet foods in particular. Any food that is not tightly sealed correctly will certainly become filled with ants and need immediate disposal outside of the home.
Food infestations are an issue, but the more destructive ants, those that feed on wood cellulose, can be the most destructive. Repairs can quickly reach into the tens of thousands of dollars if left untreated.
The solution lies in professional treatment by certified, licensed professionals exterminators with Seattle Ants Control. Their team of come on site to do a thorough inspection before starting any treatment. The homeowner is fully involved in the process and is not caught unaware of a startling bill for services.
Each member of the Seattle Ants Control team is fully licensed and bonded with the state, so homeowners can relax in comfort knowing their pest control issues are fully in hand. All of the chemical treatments and control agents are safe during application.
treat both inside and outside of the home and areas where the homeowner may not have considered or checked for infestation. Areas around drains, pipes and any egress to the outside are a potential ant route, and the staff of Seattle Ants Control will take every step to ensure a full and complete control each and every time.
Ants may enter your house foraging for food or seeking shelter. Understanding the behavior of ants will help you with the recommended . They enter through any access points they can find, foraging for water or food. They are in search of either sweet based food or protein/grease based foods. Once they find a food source, ants will leave a pheromone trail for other ants to follow. Ants are a social insect that live in colonies. Treatment plans should include killing the entire colony. Just spraying an ant with a typical ant spray, particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best.