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How To Control AntsAnt Control

Ant control is a very tricky thing. Depending on the type of ant there are multiple ways of treating them. An ant infestation will always originate from the exterior of a home so the first step to ant control is ensuring you always have a protective barrier treatment around your home or business. You can achieve this with either insecticide granules in the yard or liquid barrier sprays around the foundation, windows, doors, and plumbing/electrical. You will also want to ensure that no vegetation is touching the siding of the home and creating a bridge for the ants to cross over.

Follow the steps below for the fastest and most effective method of ant control. We sell thousands of ant kits a year through our stores and have tested every method possible. If it works in the buggy Southeast, it will work everywhere.

Preliminary Work: Locate the source of the infestation. Typically you will have two sources. There will be an exterior colony which branched off and took up residence in your home or business. Look inside for signs of the infestation. These can include frass (powdered wood) trailing ants, water damage, etc. If you are having trouble locating the infestation source please give us a call at (800) 479-6583 and we can walk you through the process

How to Get Rid of Ants: Solutions' 4 Step Process

Identify the type of ant you are dealing with. Sometimes ants are confused with termites and there are big implications when determining treatment method. To know for sure you have ants, look closely at the body of the insect and you will see three distinct body sections, the head, abdomen, and thorax. If you see 3 sections you can be sure it is an ant. We have specialized treatment methods for each ant but typically our standard method works. If you are wanting an ant identification, send a good photograph with a size reference (generally a dime or a pencil will work) to identification@solutionsstores.com and we will email you back with the exact species and how to treat it.

Step 1: If you haven't already, apply an insecticide barrier on the exterior of your structure and in your yard. This can be achieved either with Bifen LP or with Reclaim IT. Make sure all vegetation is trimmed back from the building so you do not get ants sneaking in that way. All of this is to ensure that you are preventing re-infestation after treatment.


Step 2:
 On the interior of the structure, locate problems areas and apply our nonrepellent aerosol concentrate, FiPro, to all cracks and crevices where you are having issues. We use a non-repellent specifically because the ants will not know the product is there and will track the chemical back into the nest, killing the rest of the colony. 


Step 3:
 Finally, apply Ficam or Terro PCO to all areas where you are seeing an active infestation. The most important thing to remember (and tell everyone in the house/building) is that bait requires the ants to eat it. No one should touch or disturb feeding ants or the bait will not be effective. This includes killing or cleaning the areas for at least 5 days. You want them to eat as much as possible. 


Step 4:
 After 7-10 days you will see a 100% reduction in ant population and you may clean up the bait from the areas. If there are still ants feeding then leave the product there until 100% of the trails are gone. If there are stragglers and you have followed this guide, please let us know and we will send you a FREE contact flushing aerosol to quickly kill the stragglers. We do not recommend this off the bat as you can relocate the colony if you flush the workers out right away.


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SO, YOU HAVE AN ANT PROBLEM AND YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO GET RID OF ANTS?

One of the most frustrating problems you can have as a homeowner is an ant infestation and trying to figure out how to kill the ants. You can’t walk around barefoot, your house constantly looks dirty, and you’re scared to cook for fear that the tiniest crumble will just attract more of the little ant black demons. Not to mention the discomfort of knowing that ants are living inside your walls and under your floors. And, it’s not just indoor ants that are the problem—outdoor ants can be equally as menacing. Just think about how much destruction a Carpenter Ant can cause when given the proper moisture. Imagine trying to enjoy a family barbecue or cocktails on the patio, and then being interrupted by hundreds of tiny ants trying to storm the food table. Infuriating, to say the least.

 

It’s disheartening when you can’t seem to get rid of ants in your home. No matter how many DIY ant control remedies you try to concoct, you can’t permanently drive the ants out. Well, you’re not alone. Americans all over the country experience the same problem and are looking for home ant control that will solve their ant problem.

 

Some common types of ants found in homes are Pharaoh ants, Rover Ants, Little Black Ants, Carpenter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Crazy Ants, Argentine Ants and Fire Ants—however, many other species exist. In fact, there are over 10,000 different species of ants all over the world, and they can infest anywhere, anytime. Ants are the number one reason why homeowners all across the nation call pest control services.

 

Because ants live in colonies, if you see even just a few ants, you know that there are more to come. And, their population grows rapidly, so a small ant problem can grow into a big one quickly. Their numbers can grow even into the millions, and then the ants will establish satellite colonies to help support their growing numbers, which only spread their infestation throughout the rest of your house. So what can you do to prevent these ants from taking over your house, your backyard, and your life?

 

SOLUTIONS PEST & LAWN WANTS TO HELP YOU SOLVE YOUR ANT PROBLEMS

Luckily, there’s an easy solution to your big ant problem and we can help you with ant elimination. Here at Solutions Pest & Lawn, we want to help you get rid of those ants quickly, efficiently, and inexpensively. And, you can do it yourself, which means that you’re not spending thousands of dollars on exterminators that might not even get the job done correctly. We are ready to assist you with ant control in the form of our professional grade ant control products and expert knowledge to teach you how to kill ants.

 

We offer a variety of professional quality ant control products baits, sprays and ant killers and killers directed at targeting ants and removing them from your home. We have sprayers, baiters, foams, dusts, gels, and everything in between that you could use to terminate the ant population residing in your home. Our high-quality products are sure to get the job done well. For instance, our Reclaim IT Insecticide can guarantee that it will kill 100% of your ant population—how many other products do you know of that offer a 100% guarantee?

 

Our expert staff can help you through every single step of the of the home ant control process, from ordering your equipment to clean-up when your ants are finally gone. We even sell convenient kits that will give you all the necessary tools to complete your DIY pest control.

 

See what our other Do It Your Self Pest Control Customers Have to say about our ant control kits.

 

Our Ant Control Kits will fit your needs

The ant control products we carry are the same professional products used by exterminators. All our products are unique in their own way and some benefit certain situations more than others. For instance, ant control dust products are great to use if you’re trying to drive ants out of cracks and corners, because it can reach all the nooks and crannies. Dust is meant to sit for long periods of time always ready to kill the ants that come across the path of the insecticide dust.

 

Gel repellants, like Optigard Ant Gel Bait are great for spot control and outdoor pest control. This gel, in particular, is environmentally friendly, which is perfect for the eco-friendly customer. Aerosol sprays can be used on ant trails, but are better used in cracks and crevices like dust, because spray can also get into corners and hard to reach places. Making you an Ant eliminator! Bait stations are ideal if you want a “set it and forget it” solution—they’ll collect and kill thousands of ants without you having to lift a finger. Our wide variety of products will help get rid of all those pesky home ants, whether they are inside or outside your home.

 

We offer ant control products that are great for every family. For instance, one reason many customers are hesitant to treat their ant problem with chemicals is because of their curious dogs and cats that can be hurt by many different chemical solutions. Parents also worry that their young children will get into the ant-control chemicals and end the night in the emergency room. However, Solutions Pest & Lawn offers a variety of pet and child safe ant control products, like our “Taurus SC Termiticide Fipronil” or our “Advion Ant Bait Arena Stations.” The “Advion Ant Bait Arena Stations” are also odor free, so you don’t have to wear a breathing mask in your own home. We teach you how to keep your family and pets safe, how and where to apply your ant killer, no matter which route we decide to go.

 

PREVENT FUTURE ANT INFESTATIONS:

 

Once your ant situation is under control, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to prevent the ants from ever coming back. For indoor infestations, make sure that you clean and sanitize your cupboards—inside and out. Bacteria can grow inside cabinets, which attracts all kinds of pests, not just ants. Also, after you have finished cooking, make sure you sweep or vacuum all of the food that may have spilled on the floor. While it’s a minor inconvenience, food scavenging is one of the main reasons ants enter your home in the first place, and if you remove the food, you remove their motive. Also, if perishable food items are going to be stored in the pantry, it wouldn’t hurt to put them into airtight glass and plastic containers. Cardboard boxes can be chewed through and broken into easily by pests, which only give them a way to get to food. Besides, who wants to open up a box of their favorite box of crackers to find ants? Not so appetizing.

 

While it may seem like ants belong in the great outdoors, if they infest your backyard, it could mean problems for your great indoors in the future. That’s why if ants are anywhere close to your home, garage, office building or any other building, you should effectively treat the area with ant control products, baits and repellants. To be sure that the ants don’t get into your home by treating all doorways, electrical openings, basement wells, attic openings, and windows with the same insecticide spray for ants, non-repellent is best, such as Phantom Insecticide , you used on your outdoor ants colony. Additionally, ants are attracted to certain kinds of vegetation, such as peonies, which you should avoid planting in your yard if you have had problems with ants in the past. To be sure that the ants don’t get into your home by treating all doorways, electrical openings, basement wells, attic openings, and windows with the same repellant you used on your outdoor colony. Additionally, ants are attracted to certain kinds of vegetation, such as peonies, which you should avoid planting in your yard if you have had problems with ants in the past.

 

If you do happen to find ants in your food or your pet’s food, or in your backyard, do your best to figure out which type of ant it is, so that you can effectively treat your home. Some ways to distinguish between ants is to see which kinds of food items they are attracted to, their coloring, size, and body shape. Researching these ants is vital because you’ll be able to buy the best ant control product for when you know more about the actual problem. Solutions Pest & Lawn offers products that can help with any and all ant infestations, so no matter the ant, we can run it out of your home.

 

We Know What We Are Doing

 

At Solutions Pest & Lawn, we take the time to know about our products. We know exactly what will be the best for your business, and we have products for every budget. Whether you’re a stay at home mom who is trying to keep ants out of the kitchen sink, a business owner who noticed ants around the office, or a professional who’s looking for supplies to treat ants in customers’ homes, Solutions Pest & Lawn has the best ant control products and killers for you.

 

CONTROLLING AN ANT PROBLEM

 

Indoor and outdoor ant infestations can prove to be a frustrating and challenging pest to eradicate - but with expert advice and industry leading ant control products, DIY pest control can be effectively completed at your home or commercial building. Ants are one of the most common household pests, with over 10,000 species across the globe. Ants are social, similarly to termites, in that they live in colonies that promote population growth. In a short time period, colonies can multiply to reach the millions, and satellite colonies can begin to establish in order to accommodate, spreading the infestation issues. So it is very important to use the correct house ant control products, and let us at Solutions Pest & Lawn teach you how to kill ants like a professional.

 

Outdoor ant infestations could potentially be an indication of indoor infestation issues in the future and should be correctly identified and treated, especially if close to your home, garage, office building or any other indoor structure. In addition, precautions should be taken outdoors to avoid the potential for indoor issues. Ensure all breaches to the inside of the home are sealed, as electrical and plumbing entrances, as well as attic and basement access points, may provide easy means for ants to relocate indoors. Avoid planting certain types of plants near structures, such as peonies, as they attract record numbers of the species.

 

For the indoors, ensure surfaces, cabinets and floors are kept clean and free of ant food sources. Inspect your own and your pet’s food products for ants, and work diligently to identify the ant type, in order for the most effective treatment. Some ants can be attracted to sweet items, while others have different preferences. But always remember that we are here to help you with your ant control needs, and we can teach you to how to kill ants like a professional, we have been doing it for over 30 years, and we know our stuff!

 

Be an Ant Eliminator!

 

Buy an array of ant control products - including kits that provide all of the necessary tools to eradicate an ant issue, indoors or outdoors. We also provide assistance in ant identification and source issues that may further assist in controlling the ant population and ultimate infestation. Common ants are Pharaoh ants, Thief Ants, Little Black Ants, Carpenter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Crazy Ants, and Fire Ants – However, many other species exist!

 

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