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Monday, June 6, 2011

Here an Ant there an Ant everywhere Ants

It looks like Ants are going to be very active this year. Everyone I talk to is complaining about the buggers and asking what needs to be done.

There are many different types of ants that invade our homes Carpenter Ants, Pavement Ants, Odorous House Ants, Acrobat Ants, Little Black Ants, and Pharaoh Ants. Treatment for these various ants share similar methods to help suppress them but require specific treatment methods to eradicate them.

First, all Ant infestation begin outside the home. Growing Ant colonies forage and explore continuously in search of food, water and nesting areas. Ants are three dimensional and can travel over tree limbs, power, phone & cable wires, up walls and barriers made of any material. They are also small and can exploit any openings or cracks in the foundation and poorly sealed door & window frames. Tree limbs must be cut back off roofs and bushes must be trimmed back away from the foundation. The foundation must be checked for cracks, holes around water spigot and utility service entry points and sealed with cement or appropriate patching material. Door and window frames must be properly caulked with silicon.

Next, an exterior treatment around the entire foundation of the home is required. This will halt foraging ants from wondering into your home in the future.

The last phase of the treatment will be varied depending on the type of Ant and the severity of the infestation. Many of these Ants set up colonies within our homes these colonies can grow rapidly and divide into multiple colonies. Treatment can be as simple as applying baits, topical spray or as complicated as deep treatment into wall voids.

Magic's three (3) Entomologist can easily identify the type of Ant and prescribe a treatment plan to eradicate them.

2 comments:

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