Ants In Phoenix
There are more species of ants in Arizona than any other state, and some of these can be very destructive to the structures of homes and buildings. Pests like ants and bees bite or sting, and all of them can be a nuisance. Certain people can be highly allergic to the sting or bite of ants, which can even cause anaphylactic shock. Don’t let these threats to your home and health become a significant factor in your life. If you’re wondering how to keep bees away and eliminate ants from your home, call Anteater Exterminating Inc. We provide complete ant and other pest control services in Phoenix and the surrounding areas.
The most common type of ants in Arizona are carpenter, harvester, and fire ants. All of these are harmful in their way. Carpenter ants cause damage to the structure of your home, similar to termites. Fire ants have an excruciating sting and can even take down small animals. It is crucial to have these ants dealt with as soon as possible for safety concerns. Harvester ants are similar to fire ants in that they both have a painful sting. Harvester ants also build their nest outdoors near vegetation. And while they aren’t actively aggressive, they will defend their nests with gusto. Some people can have an allergic reaction to the venom in both fire and harvester ants. If you see either of these three ants in your home call, Anteater Exterminating Inc. and one of our specialists will inspect your home and promptly design a treatment plan.
Negative Impact Of Ants
You might think that ants are a bother in the kitchen, but there can be many other problems associated with ants in your home.
- Sting or bite
- Presence can contaminate food
- Can take over large portions of your yard
- Remove seeds from gardens and lawns
- Eat away at your plants
- Encourage the growth of other problematic insects
- Put holes in fabrics and other important materials
- Can kill young poultry birds/infect larger animals
- Can transmit bacteria into your home
- Cause wood damage
Having ants in or around your home can be pretty unnerving for some people. At Anteater Exterminating Inc., we understand how uncomfortable people can be when they have pests in their homes.
For this reason, we are considerate and perform our jobs as quickly and effectively as possible to have your home pest-free in as little time as possible. Ants are not only a nuisance and icky to have in your home, but if they are not dealt with quickly, they can become a severe problem. If they have food, water, and a good shelter for their colony, their population will steadily increase, bringing a small ant problem to a complete infestation.
Preparing For Pest Control
Trying to eliminate ants by yourself can be a challenging task. There are hundreds of store products that guarantee to get rid of the problem ASAP. But bug sprays and other products don’t work nearly as well as professional pest control. You might save a few dollars by using DIY methods, but those are only effective short-term. For the most effective and long-lasting ant control call, Anteater Exterminating, Inc. Our experienced technicians understand how to deal with every species of ants, and they know how to treat your home to prevent them. Every colony of ants has at least one queen whose sole purpose is to lay eggs. When you see ants in your home, spraying them or squishing them does no good. Those ants you see are just worker ants, they go out and forage for food to bring back to the rest of the colony. The only way to eliminate an ant problem is to remove the queen, effectively cutting them off at the source.
Before your exterminator arrives at your home, there are a few things you can do to be prepared and help the process go more quickly. For most ant problems, our technicians will use an ant bait that will be foraged and brought back to the queen. For this to work, the ant bait needs to be the only source of food available to the ants. It is essential to clean any spills or food scraps during the extermination process. The goal is to have the ants only going to and from the bait station. It is important not to kill any ants you see after your exterminator has placed the bait. These ants are carrying the poison back to the queen. Any ant you kill will only hinder the process.
Before your Anteater Extermianting, Inc. technician arrives, it is a good idea to take note of where you have seen the most ant activity. Doing this gives your exterminator an excellent place to start, and the treatment will set to work faster. Our exterminators are extremely helpful and understanding. No one likes to have pests in their homes, and that is why we work hard to get rid of them as quickly as possible.
How To Get Rid of Ants
Get them in the places they live and feed. Our pest control services in Phoenix are never one-size-fits-all. Depending on the type of ants and the size of the colony, we use specific products and treatment processes that are proven to remove the insects plaguing your home. Our experienced team members know that to exterminate the ants, you have to start with the queen. We use baits that cause the workers to feed her poison. At the same time, we take measures to keep your family safe from any chemicals.
While many ants are easy to locate as they have an ongoing trail leading to their colony, carpenter ants are more difficult to find. They bore into the wood of your home or business and generally stay beneath the surface. They can be more common than termites and just as destructive, if not more so. The sooner you call Anteater Exterminating to take care of your ant problem, the less damage to your home there will be.
Other ants like harvester and fire ants can be more dangerous to deal with and require experience to exterminate properly. Using ant spray on a nest can cause the colony to become extremely aggressive in an attempt to defend their home. These ants have painful stings and can send some people to the hospital. It is important not to attempt to deal with fire or harvester ants by yourself. Always call in a professional exterminator. At Anteater Exterminating Inc., our technicians have years of experience in dealing with every species of ants. Some are more common than others, and identifying the species is the first and most crucial step to effective extermination. Our team has the training to spot the difference between the different ants and know how they behave to eliminate them properly.
Local Ant Control
When you have a pest problem, you shouldn’t trust just any company with the job. Some places will charge you an arm and a leg and leave you with no information on what they did and a mediocre pest control service that only deterred the pests. Many people have been stung by lousy pest control companies. But at Anteater Exterminating, Inc., we guarantee our services so you can be confident when you call us!
Every one of our client’s ant control problem is different. There are so many factors that go into each treatment, which is why our technicians pay attention to every detail to ensure we do everything right. For some situations, homes or businesses may only need a single treatment. It will depend on the type of ants and the size of the colony. We ensure total ant control by treating your outbreak with targeted treatment in the proper areas. Our technicians visit as often as it takes to help you get your property back to you, ant-free.
Our exterminators are experienced in ant control and will devise a plan for your specific situation. After reviewing everything with you, our technicians will set to work on treating your home. After the initial treatment, we can set up a treatment plan to perform preventative maintenance that ensures ants won’t disrupt you again. That is our commitment to all our Phoenix residents. Call Anteater Exterminating Inc. today and be rid of ants for good!