Professional Ant Control For Virginia Beach Homes & Businesses
There are many ways ants can show up. You may notice black ants crawling around on the entranceway to your home and wonder if you have carpenter ants. You may notice fiery stings on your feet as you walk in your yard. You may see thousands of tiny ants emerging from an opening under your kitchen faucet. Or you might find ants crawling all over a food item. We could go on, but you get the idea. Ants can show up at any time, and they present a range of problems. If you're having ant problems, it is best to contact Mosquito Elite Pest Control. Here's why.
Our Ant Control Process
You're probably aware that baits work to get rid of ants. Unfortunately, it can be complicated selecting the right bait. Some ants prefer sweets and won't go after protein baits. Some prefer proteins and don't like sweet baits. But, even when you use the right bait, you can still have trouble eliminating ant problems. Ants can detect danger and start to reject a bait you're using. It is important to use appropriate amounts in key locations. Poor deployment of baits can also cause ant colonies to split into two or more colonies. This makes your problem worse.
You're probably aware that mound treatments can eliminate ants, but there is a right way and a wrong way to apply mound treatments. If you attempt a home remedy, you're more likely to cause budding than to eliminate the colony. Home remedies don't have a transfer effect. They are topical. If you use ant control products, you can achieve the same results. Some products kill ants on contact but do nothing to address the colony the workers are coming from.
How We Address Ant Problems
Our technicians perform a detailed inspection to find ant activity, identify the pest ant species, evaluate conducive conditions, and determine potential colony locations. From this data, we will provide treatment options which may include,
Insecticide dusts or borates injected into wall voids
Entry point exclusions
Far too often, property owners attempt to deal with ant issues first and call a professional second. When this is the case, ants are allowed to cause more problems or greater problems. Carpenter ants are allowed to continue to damage the property. Fire ants continue to present a health hazard, as some people are deathly allergic to their venom. General ant pests are allowed to transfer harmful bacteria from trash bins to food-storage areas or food-prep surfaces. Colonies split, redistribute, and spread out. It is better to go with the best option first.
Stop Virginia Beach Ants In Their Tracks
If you live in the Virginia Beach area, reach out to Mosquito Elite Pest Control. We offer interior and exterior ant control, one-time treatments, and year-round pest control that includes coverage for ants. No matter what your ant control needs may be, we have the services to help you get rid of those ants. Reach out to us today to schedule service or to discuss treatment options. We're here to help.
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