Ants are a common pest problem. Pharaohs and black ants (the most common species) love a sunny and relatively dry climate. Homeowners usually want to kill ants because they're a nuisance, but some species, like pharaoh ants, can also carry diseases. Ants mark their paths with pheromones so they walk in a straight line. Improper treatments can lead to the formation of more colonies when these pheromones are disturbed. Ants that cannot find their way back to the nest will try to start a new colony.
Typical signs of an ant problem include:
- Sand piles or piles of sand on the lawn or sidewalk, often caused by an ant These mounds are formed by ants digging up dirt to expand their nest.
- Ants look for food both indoors and outdoors to bring back to their nest
- Ants are seen entering or exiting their nest, which is usually a hole in the
Why is ant control necessary?
Property damage and are more of a nuisance when they infest food.
However, ant control is necessary in large nests, when ants remove sand to expand their nest, removing soil can cause hollow floors, damage to paving and masonry, and lawns and plants can also be affected.
Pharaoh ants are known to carry pathogenic organisms on their exoskeleton as they are found in garbage areas, sewers and drains. Therefore, an ant problem in hospitals or healthcare facilities is considered serious.
Fire ant infestation, these ants have a sting that can endanger babies, bedridden people, or caged pets.
Technique for fighting ants
Only a small percentage of the ant colony is seen foraging, the rest remain in the nest. Therefore, a residue spray to treat an ant problem will have little or no effect.
We recommend two treatments. The first treatment is to put out a bait for the ants to take their nest and distribute among the colony. This usually happens near the nests, away from the direction of their pheromone trails. In this way, you use the behavior of the ants to introduce your baits into the nest, thus controlling the ants with the ants themselves.
For the second treatment, we use a high-pressure pump to inject the nests with a pesticide. This will kill any ants that never ate the original baits. The ants come into contact with the pesticide. In the second treatment, if the ants problem is severe, a residual spray and a gel bait can also be used.