It’s common for ants to be particularly active this time of year, so if you are starting to notice more ants in and around your house – don’t worry! The experts at Apex Pest Control are here to help.
What can we do to get rid of ants? Here is our step-by-step process:
Identify the Type of Ant
It’s important to correctly identify the type of ants that you have, because the different species exhibit very different behavior. The two most common types of ants found in the home are odorous house ants and carpenter ants. In either case, Apex Pest Control can provide residential pest removal services to clean it up. Odorous house ants are attracted to sweets and are commonly found inside kitchens. On the other hand, carpenter ants are usually found tunneling through wooden areas and have their nest outside of the house.
If Ants Are Coming From Outside: Perimeter Treatment
We will line or spray the entrances that the ants are using to enter your home. Perimeter treatment will eliminate the ants on the spot and prevent them from entering your house. For a DIY solution, you can try spraying vinegar or leaving a sprinkle of baby powder near the cracks or entrances.
If Ants Are Coming From Inside: Baiting
Our team creates bait for the ants in areas where you see them the most. The ants will be attracted to the sweetness of the bait and bring it back to their colony in the nest, not knowing that there is a chemical in the bait that kills the ants. The bait will eventually kill off the entire colony.
For more information about residential pest removal, call Apex Pest Control today at (604) 518-8819.