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Ants are social insects. They live in colonies, usually underground and are very successful because of their ability to work together towards the common goal of caring for their queen. Ant colonies are comprised of at least one queen and her workers. The workers take care of foraging for food to feed the young and the protection of the queen.
Most ants prefer to establish their colonies outside, but will forage and nest indoors depending on the species and the availability of food, water and harborage. Whether nesting indoors or outdoors, the ants you see moving about in your home are foragers looking for food.
Ants are considered nuisance pests for the most part. Carpenter ants may cause structural damage.
Ants may be difficult to control and that’s why our service includes the necessary products and follow up visits for one fee. Our ant treatment methods consist of the following:
Initial Service - Detailed inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a targeted treatment of all areas where activity is present. Each Initial Service includes the application of seven exclusive Pest Guard steps, designed to rid your home of unwanted pests and keep them away.
Follow Up - Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual Integrated Pest Management program. All Schendel Premium Care customers enjoy the benefit of our PestZero Guarantee. If pests return in between visits, Schendel returns for free.
Trying to get rid of ants yourself can actually make things worse! Most homeowners don't realize that over-the-counter sprays and repellents can cause a phenomenon called "budding" in which ants separate from their main nest and will actually start new colonies.
Schendel is 100% committed to helping you ASAP. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
Schendel uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.
We have standard pricing for all of our pest services based on average size homes under 3500 square feet and where the infestation does not require more than the standard number of services. We will always make you aware of any price changes before we start your service. Sign up for your FREE quote today and see how much you can save with Schendel.
Schendel offers customers an exclusive PestZero Warranty. We will target the source and eliminate your pest problem. If pests return, Schendel returns for free. Guaranteed.
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients choose to continue service with our ant services to keep pests out of their home. You can also check our Pest Prevention Tips here.
Schendel Pest Services provides residential and commercial ant control and extermination services for Topeka, KS, Kansas City, KS, Lawrence, KS, Wichita, KS, Kansas City, MO, Springfield, MO, Phoenix, AZ and Norman, OK.
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