Ant Control West Palm Beach, FL
Vulcan Pest Control | (561) 791-2400
Ants are remarkable creatures and one of the most successful animals on earth. They’ve taken advantage of every conceivable environmental niche and can be found in every region of the world except the polar caps. When it comes to ant control West Palm Beach, your local experts at Vulcan Pest Control will resolve all your issues!
These resilient and advanced creatures are also considered nuisance pests, which in itself may be an understatement. Besides being such a nuisance and an extremely difficult-to-control insect, ants can be a danger to both home and health. Carpenter ants bring the threat of structural damage. Pharaoh ants can carry disease organisms. The venom from fire ant stings can trigger severe allergic reactions in people. Understanding ants and their behavior is vital to successfully controlling this insect.
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Vulcan’s Five Steps to Smart Ant Control
1. Thorough Inspection
2. Indoor Treatment
3. Outdoor Treatment
4. Perimeter Application
5. Implementation of an Ongoing Maintenance Program
Successfully controlling an ant infestation depends upon the technician’s knowledge of the species involved and careful evaluation of your property. Different types of ants have different preferences of where to live and what to eat, making species identification so important to your service. Knowledge of an ant’s biology and behavior provides valuable clues on where to look and how to treat.
During your Ant Control West Palm Beach service, our technician will check for foliage that comes into contact with the home. Foliage that touches the structure at any point provides ants with easy access, even where there has been a perimeter treatment. Ants will use the foliage to act as a bridge to avoid the treated area. Ants can enter anywhere there is a gap in the exterior of the home. Our technician will identify entry points near cracks, weep holes, utility penetrations and around doors and windows.
Indoors ants often emerge from wall voids below bathroom or kitchen sinks, in search of water and food. They can also emerge from areas such as electrical outlets. Our technician will seek out all of the ant trails and trace them back to the source of entry, always trying to locate the original source nest.
Interior Treatment (Initial Visit)
Once the ant species has been identified and the areas of foraging documented, your technician will develop the appropriate treatment strategy. Ant colonies located inside wall voids will be treated with a material specifically designed for this type of treatment.
Using a combination of materials including baits, non-repellent liquids and waterproof dusts around building foundations helps prevent foraging ants from entering the structure.
As your Ant Control West Palm Beach technician locates ant colonies outdoors, whether trailing along foundations or under planters, patio furniture and other outdoor items, they will be treated with an appropriate material for that species present. In South Florida, we often have to deal with super colony ants that have multiple nest sites and multiple queens.
Implementation of Maintenance Programs
Once the initial ant problem has been solved, it is recommended that you have a regular maintenance service such as our Perimeter Guardian Service to achieve long-term ant control West Palm Beach.
Ant control can be significantly increased with a program approach of a proper inspection combined with perimeter treatment. Through careful inspection and the use of the right tools, even difficult infestations can be controlled.
The most common ants currently invading structures in South Florida are carpenter ants, white-footed ants, ghost ants, crazy ants, rover ants and big-headed ants. Contact us today for a Free Quote on any of our Pest Control West Palm Beach services.
Give us a call at (561) 791-2400 and let us create a customized Ant Control treatment program just for you!