How do I get rid of Argentine ants?
Argentine ants are one of the more difficult ants to control because the colonies consist of numerous sub-colonies that can be located on neighboring properties. For this reason they may reinvade after treatment, so regular inspections and ant control service is essential. Reducing the potential sites where ants could nest on your property is helpful—heavy ground cover, like ivy, piles of bricks, flagstones, lumber, etc. Sealing exterior cracks and holes is also helpful in limiting the number of ants seen inside.
How do I get rid of fire ants?
Fire ants can be difficult to eliminate totally because they can reinvade from neighboring properties. Fire ant bait or a residual contact product labeled for fire ants is used to treat individual mounds. Then the entire yard may be baited. Regular fire ant services are necessary to keep ants to a minimum. Terminix ant extermination is well equipped to provide such services.
How do I get rid of carpenter ants?
Carpenter ant infestations can be difficult to eliminate because of the number of satellite colonies they may establish. Most parent colonies live outdoors in trees and landscape timbers, but they often set up satellite colonies indoors near a moisture source. The parent colony must be treated to prevent new invasions of satellite colonies. A Terminix professional knows how to kill carpenter ants and will directly treat each colony found in and around your home.
What’s the best way to get rid of pharaoh ants?
Pharaoh ants can only be controlled by use of ant baits. Any residual treatments applied to them can make the problem worse by causing colonies to split into two or more. It normally takes the experience of a pest control company that knows how to get rid of ants to achieve elimination of this ant because of its cryptic habits and biology. This ant commonly uses the electrical wiring and plumbing pipes inside walls as “highways” to travel from room to room.
I have small and medium-sized ants all over my kitchen (especially around the dishwasher), and traps and boric acid don’t work. What should I do?
It is important to identify the ant involved before trying to control it. Some ant species can be controlled using ant baits, while others cannot. The key to success is following the ants back to their colony and treating the colony directly (except when dealing with pharaoh ants). Terminix service professionals have the experience to identify the species properly and to provide this service and help you get rid of ants.