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.
Step 1: 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 solutions as the ants will move their colony into a new area potentially destroying even more sound wood.
Step 2: Remove debris from the floor (children’s toys, cloths, etc.).
Step 3: Carpenter ants services may require the removal of drywall, wood facades, or trim. In the event that such actions become necessary for proper colony elimination we will need those areas fully cleared of any hanging pictures, vinyl décor, or other items that may be present.
After the Treatment
It is important to note that Carpenter ants can be more difficult to control. They will remain alive for a day or two 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 in 1-2 days after the treatment. We will call you three to five (3-5) 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 carpenter ant control or pest control in general please call our office at 435-628-2700. Thank you and have a great day.