Ants in my Kitchen: Oh No!
Happy April Fools Day! One thing not to be fooling with is ants in your kitchen.
There are over 10,000 species of ants found worldwide. Luckily for us there are only five species of ants that are commonly found infesting southern Utah. They are the Carpenter Ant, Argentine Ant, Pavement Ant, Big Headed Harvester Ant, and Field Ant. These species vary greatly in their nesting habits, food preferences, and behavior. Without an in-depth knowledge of these attributes of different ant species, control is difficult at best. Ant colonies can live for many years. With proper levels of food, water, and shelter they can even outlast a generation of humans.
Do NOT spray household cleaners or over-the-counter pesticides to kill the ants. This can complicate our control efforts and will impede the action of our professional pest control products. Household cleaners and over the counter insecticides destroy the ants pheromone trail making control difficult. Treating the ants or their trails with these products will only provide a temporary solution and they ants will move into untreated areas of your home.
Remove all items from under the kitchen sink, infested cabinets, drawers and counter tops. This will provide optimal access to ants and their trails.
If necessary use a damp towel to wipe up ants until the technician arrives. The towel can be moistened with water. This will not impede our professional pest control products; however it is always best for the technician to get an unaltered look at the ant activity. This will allow the fastest and most reliable results.
After the Treatment
It is important to note that the ants will be alive for a few hours AFTER the treatment. This allows the ants to take our control products back to the queen and eliminate the source of your ant infestation. Typical results will provide you with an ant free home 12-24 hours after treatment. We will call you three (3) days after our treatment to check up on you and insure your 100% satisfied with the level of service you have received.
If you have any questions about ant control or pest control in general please call our office at 435-628-2700. Thank you and have a great day.