Today's professional pest control (OCP) operators often use gel bait insecticides to control and eliminate small ants from homes. This requires placing small droplets of gel bait, mainly in areas where ants have been seen feeding or crawling. However, certain ant species may be resistant to ant traps. This means that an ant exterminator must treat the colony directly.
To do this, an ant exterminator will follow lines of ants to their source. They will then treat the colony with a residual repellent powder. If the colony is behind a wall, the ant control company may need to drill small holes and apply the residual repellent powder with a feather duster to reach the colony directly. A pest expert can help you determine what type of infestation you have; knowing which ant species is invading helps determine the best course of action.
There are many professional treatments for ants, all depending on the type. Nebulizers, baits, granules, powders, and even liquid sprays can be used to treat an ant problem. A good exterminator will also help you treat hard-to-reach areas, such as air ducts and mezzanines. In general, the faster you address a pest problem, the less complex its treatment will be.
There are a number of chemicals that exterminators use to kill ants. In addition, an exterminator may have to use several chemicals for a treatment if ants have acquired immunity to a certain chemical substance. Here are some of the most popular options and why. In addition to edible baits, a non-repellent chemical spray can be very effective against carpenter ants.
Almost always, 100% control can be achieved by using low-toxic baits indoors and a non-repellent chemical spray outdoors. Spraying ants indoors should be a last resort. As we mentioned earlier, it is very important to follow ant trails. Carpenter ants are most active at night and are therefore difficult to follow.
If your trail of carpenter ants leads you through a window or sliding glass door, you are within the scope of using a non-repellent chemical spray. This is not the time to stick your hand under the sink and pick up the can of insect repellent that you picked up at the supermarket. Carpenter ants cannot smell or discern a high-quality non-repellent insecticide in any way. Carpenter ants prefer their food to live insects.
Even if they are nesting indoors, they must go outside to get their food from live insects. When they go outside, they will come into contact with the insecticide that is sprayed in their house. The insecticide coats the legs and body of ants and, as they interact with the other ants in the nest, it is transferred between all the ants in the nest. Finally, the slow-acting insecticide causes the death of the carpenter ant colony.
These sprays can be used to treat the perimeter of your home, around doors and windows, and any cables or power lines through which ants can enter. If you find the carpenter ant nest, check the product label to see if you can treat the nest and nearby shrubs or trees with the insecticide. Because mad ants live in huge colonies, are aggressive and cannot be easily controlled with ant bait, control becomes much more difficult. Many pest control companies have ecological or organic preventive pest control programs that you can choose to enroll in.
If you are guided by the advice given to you by the pest control agent, both before and after treatments, you will save the most money, since many pests, in addition to termites, will respond to vigilant cleaning principles and make your home less desirable for them to visit. When treating the exterior of an average-sized home, a pest control company will use an average of five gallons of product, which is seven times stronger than ant control products commonly sold in garden and home improvement stores. Follow-up inspections: Evaluating the control methods used is an important step in obtaining permanent control of ants. Baiting is a very effective way to control most species of ants, however, mad ants cannot be controlled with baits alone.