While most ants are simply nuisance pests, some species of ants can do extensive damage to homes and businesses. At Schendel Pest Services, we have a variety of treatment options to get your ant problem under control.
Going up against a colony or colonies of ants on your own is a task that is time-consuming and risky. Over-the-counter products may not provide the desired results of complete elimination and protection from a future infestation. Using repeated applications of over-the-counter sprays may also cause the ants to be defensive and create new colonies away from the main nest.
With a thorough inspection by our team, we will identify the type of ant infesting your property, indoors and outdoors, and then devise an effective strategy to treat the problem and control the infestation.
Our services come with our PestZero Guarantee, which includes targeting and eliminating the source and returning free of charge if the ants return.
Not only are ants problematic on places like countertops in kitchen areas, they are adept at finding their way into sealed packages with ease. While ants usually create their colonies outside, some species may choose to move indoors for better access to shelter, food and water.
Ants build a colony for the queen and it expands as the population increases. Colonies can multiply quickly as the queen can lay hundreds of eggs in one day. Once the colony starts to outgrow their current nest, a few ants will go scout out new places to build a new colony. As they look, they leave a pheromone trail for other ants to follow the trail and join the new colony.
They may also set up satellite colonies in the surrounding area in other yards or business landscapes. This means you may be dealing with multiple colonies, which need to be treated by our professional team.
There are thousands of species of ants worldwide. Some of the most common seen in the U.S. are carpenter ants, fire ants, pavement ants, odorous house ants, thief ants, Argentine ants, and Pharaoh ants.
Each ant species has its own way of living, working, and surviving. While some are just a nuisance, others, like the carpenter ant, can do significant damage to a building. This species is drawn to wood with water damage The soft material makes it easy for them to tunnel through and build nests.
Thief ants live up to their name as they steal food from other ant colonies. They are small, hide in a variety of locations, and are not easily detected making it a difficult task to eliminate the pests on your own.
Odorous ants that establish colonies inside a home or business do so for access to moisture and warmth. These ants create trails to food that may be seen on countertops, floorboards, walls, and carpets. Indoors, they prefer nesting areas between the void in walls and cracks and crevices.
Argentine ants are considered one of the most aggressive types of ants. These ants create main colonies that are then divided into sub colonies that are connected to each other by trails. The main colonies can be extremely large, hosting thousands of ants and multiple queens that can result in populations numbering in the tens of thousands.
Since 1947, our staff at Schendel Pest Services has always understood the importance of getting a pest infestation under control as quickly as possible. When you’re facing an ant infestation, give us a call or sign up on our website to request a free quote.
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