Professional pest control is the answer when you are struggling to rid your property of a pesky ant colony. Ants are extremely prolific. An ant colony, the supercolony variety, can reach 300 million ant members. Going it alone with this type of infestation is rarely successful. Professional pest control will get rid of the ants and keep them from coming back.
One of the most important reasons to consider professional pest control for your ant problem is because when ant removal is not done properly, there is a rebound effect that brings more ants to your property. Here is what happens if you do not do ant removal properly.
The queen of the colony is very aware of how many soldiers and workers there are in her colony. When some go missing (because you killed some), she works twice as hard to produce more to replace the missing members. If you do not get rid of the queen, who is very hard to get rid of, she will continue to refill the colony at a fast pace. Some people find that the pace of replacement is impossible to keep up with.
Professionals use a multi-layered approach to ridding your property of ant colonies. Powerful ant bait is used to attract the ants who believe it is a food source. The ants then carry the bait back to the colony and feed it to the other members, including the queen.
The process has to be carried out a couple of times to ensure that every member of the colony is killed. The bait that professionals use is powerful and often contains pheromones that attract the ants to the bait.
There are over 12,000 species of ants worldwide. About 1,000 species of ants live in North America. Understanding what you are dealing with is vital to successfully rid your property of ants. For example, carpenter ants often nest in woodpiles and wood parts of your home. To kill these ants you have to locate the nest and destroy it.
A pest control expert can determine what type of ants you are dealing with and how to best get rid of them. Reach out today!