If you start noticing ants in your kitchen, you know you’ve got a problem. The first step is to head to the hardware store to buy ant traps. Set those around your kitchen in areas that you’ve seen ants congregate. They’ll grab the bait inside and bring it back to the colony, hopefully feeding everyone and the queen. And then the whole colony will die.
That’s the idea,anyway. Unfortunately, the warm summer weather in Lee Summit is ideal for growing ant colonies. During the warm summer months, they explode in size. Before you know it, those hardware store ant traps aren’t going to solve the problem. And when you start to notice swarming winged ants around, it’s a sign that things have gone too far. It’s time to call an expert exterminator you can trust.
It’s time to call All Pest Services.
Every extermination job begins with a house visit and consultation. Before we plan out how to deal with your infestation, we need to know what the situation is. For example, what kind of ants do are you having a problem with? Are they carpenter ants that are damaging the structural integrity of your Lee Summit home? Are they fire ants that are harassing you, your children, or your beloved pet? Are they odorous house ants that are stinking up your home?
We’ll also need to figure out where the colony is. About how big it is. What their habits are. Whether there are satellite colonies. We need to think a little like ants. To get into their heads. Finally, we take all this information and put it together to create a plan of action that’ll get rid of your ant problem as soon as possible.
Our treatment program depends on the type of ants and the severity of the infestation. A typical treatment involves a multistage process that includes:
Ant control can take time. The colonies can be quite big and can persist for a while after the treatment. Normally the problem is dealt with after two weeks. If it’s not, we will return to finish the job.
Tip: Do Not Use Store-Bought Ant Killer
We know that having an ant infestation can be frustrating. When it gets to be too much, many people jump the gun and head to the corner store to buy insecticide spray. While these sprays may kill ants on the spot, they don’t take account of the fact that ants are smart. When they smell the residue of an ant killer spray in their path, they’ll find another access point. In other words, it won’t actually affect the colony at all.
When ants change their trails, it becomes difficult for the exterminator to find the colony itself. The best thing to do is to leave it be and wait for the professionals.
If you have an ant control problem in Lee Summit, call All Pest Services today!