The ant body is quite recognizable with three clearly divided sections: the head, thorax, and gaster. Ants are social insects and live in colonies comprising of one or a few queens, and then many workers. The queen often hides safe deep within the nest and the ants you see outside are the female workers.
Most ants eat a variety of small insects that they capture or dead ones that they find, nectar, or honeydew. Ants often live in the soil building a nest and underground tunnels. You may see ants entering a buildings or homes because they are foraging for food.
OUR PEST CONTROL PROCEDURES
Absolute Pest Control will begin by inspecting and treating around your house perimeter. The front and back yard will be sprayed with an insecticide that will eliminate all ant activity, nests, and hills. Ants are attracted by sugary foods, oils like peanut butter smears, crumbs and honeydew produced by aphid-infested houseplants. When an ant finds a food source, they leave a scented trail for others to follow. If you are finding ants not only outside your home, but inside as well, please let your technician know.
We will try to solve your ant problem without applying insecticide inside your home by eliminating the exterior infestation first. However, if you continue to see ants inside we will treat accordingly.
The treated areas will be safe for your children and pets as soon as the chemical is dry. We recommend staying away from treated areas for approximately 4 hours. We use a backpack application sprayer that allows the technician to apply the insecticide very precisely and only in areas needed.
All the work we complete is crucial to achieving full control of your property and are noted in our service report. The service report and invoice are directly e-mailed to you from the technician prior to leaving the property. Our service is guaranteed for 3 months after the completion of your appointment.
If you are finding ants in your backyard or home, please give us a call to learn more about our services and book your appointment.