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In the kitchen, ants are commonly found on counter, inside cabinets and around the dishwasher. To treat an ant infestation, it’s especially important to identify the type of ant involved.
Some ant species can be controlled using ant baits, while others cannot. In most cases, the key to success is following the ants back to their colony and treating the colony directly.
Terminix service professionals have the experience to identify the species properly and help you get rid of 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 treatments are essential.
Reducing the potential sites where ants could nest on your property is helpful, for example, 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.
Carpenter ant infestations can be difficult to eliminate because of the number of satellite colonies that may exist. 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.
Terminix specialists know how to kill carpenter ants and will directly treat each colony found in and around your home.
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 treatment is necessary to keep ants to a minimum. Terminix is well-equipped to provide such treatments.
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. This ant commonly uses the electrical wiring and plumbing pipes inside walls as “highways” to travel from room to room.
It takes an experienced pest control company to control an infestation and keep it from coming back.