Ants are incredible creatures and one of the most successful insects on earth.
In nature, ants are a primary source of nutrition for many animals. They aerate
more soil than the earthworm and take advantage of every conceivable environmental
condition and can be found in every area of the world except for the polar ice
caps. However, carpenter ants have been known to cause structural damage to homes
and businesses. As they prefer moist damp wood, moisture is the key component to
look for if you suspect that you have a carpenter ant problem.
Pharaoh ants have become a very serious nuisance pest in hospitals, rest homes,
apartment dwellings, hotels, grocery stores, food establishments and other
buildings. They feed on a wide variety of foods including jellies, honey,
shortening, peanut butter, corn syrup, fruit juices, baked goods, soft drinks,
greases, dead insects and even shoe polish. Pharaoh ants may carry organisms
which can cause disease. They are usually much harder to control than
other ants because of their ability to disperse. Control is difficult and often
long term (months to years), depending on the building size, wall voids, etc.,
especially in hospitals and food plants.
Everguard Exterminators Will Perform the Following:
- Perform a thorough inspection
- Identify the species of ant involved
- Determine where the ant colonies are located
Everguard Exterminators will then advice you your treatment options
- Treat the ant colonies directly if possible.
- Use baits for ant colonies that cannot be treated directly
using baits designed to eliminate the colony.
- Recommend a weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly schedule,
especially in the case of Pharaoh ants.
Don't Purchase Retail Ant Baits!
Almost all over the counter baits sold at local hardware and
retailer stores do not contain the same levels of attractants or
ingredients as the baits professional use. Even though the package
and the advertising make incredible claims regarding performance of
the product, consumers waste millions of dollars annually on these
types of ant bait products that just do not work. Although aerosol
sprays will kill on contact, that will do little to the ant colony
which is the source of the problem.