What are ants?
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.
Why do I have them?
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.
Are they dangerous?
Ants are considered nuisance pests for the most part. Carpenter ants may cause structural damage.
Can I do it myself?
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.
How soon can you get here?
Schendel is 100% committed to helping you ASAP. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
Is the treatment safe?
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.
How much does it cost?
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.
What is the Guarantee?
Schendel offers customers an exclusive PestZero Guarantee. We will target the source and eliminate your pest problem. If pests return, Schendel returns for free. Guaranteed.
How can I prevent this in the future?
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 click here to see a page of helpful pest prevention tips.