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How A Pest Control Specialist Remove An Ant Infestation

Ants are among the most unpleasant pests we have to deal with every once in a while. Even though they don’t carry diseases, you still wouldn’t want to share space with them. Luckily, a pest control service provider can remove an Ant Infestation completely with few simple steps.

Topics on this article:
Identify The Problem Area
Identify The Type Of Ant
Identify Their Nest
Eliminate Their Food And Water Source
Summary

Let’s take a look at how a specialist will react to removing ant infestation from your house.

No. 1 Thing A Specialist Do To Remove An Ant Infestation From Your Home Is Identify The Problem Area

The first step to removing an ant infestation from your house is to identify where they are coming from. A specialist usually starts by looking for trails from inside the house. Once they find it, they look for the things that attracted the ants in the first place. It could be spilled sugar in your kitchen or a water source under the sink. To eliminate ant infestation permanently, you will have to search every corner of your house to find out how they are getting inside your house.

The Next Thing A Specialist Do To Remove An Ant Infestation From Your Home Is Identify The Type Of Ant

To apply the right treatment plan for the ant, you will need to identify what type of ants get into your house. That’s what a specialist does when they inspect your house. To accurately identify them, they will need to check their color, movement patterns, and size. Carpenter ants, pavement ants, and odorous house ants are the most common ants in the U.S.

The 3rd Thing A Specialist Do To Remove An Ant Infestation From Your Home Is Identify Their Nest

To eliminate the ant infestation entirely from your home, you need to get rid of the entire colony. After you find the source of their attraction and the type the ant-infested your house, you need to follow their trail to their nest. If you find their colony outside the house then you are probably dealing with pavement ants. If the colony is near any rotten wood then you are dealing with carpenter ants. After finding their nests, seal off their entryways. Most specialists use caulk to seal any cracks or wire mesh.

The Last Thing A Specialist Do To Remove An Ant Infestation From Your Home Is Eliminate Their Food And Water Source

When a specialist comes to inspect your house, they will check all the food and water sources that could attract ants. So firstly, they will need to thoroughly clean the countertops, floors, stoves to remove all the crumbs. After that, they will eliminate the water source. So they need to fix the leak and replace any rotten wood near the house.

Summary

Exterminating ant infestation requires a strong approach. If you think you won’t be able to get rid of it with professional help, contact us at Arizona Termite and Pest Solutions any time of the week. We respond to emergency cases within 24 hours.

Whether you live in Phoenix, Queen Creek, Paradise Valley, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Queen Valley, Chandler, or San Tan Valley, we are here for you. Call at 480.359.9600 to schedule an appointment or visit our website at Arizona Termite and Pest Solutions for more inquiries.