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How to Get Rid of Big Black Ants

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There is only one thing worse than an ant infestation and that is a big black ant infestation! These little ants are big enough to give most people nightmares and are dangerous at the same time if they are provoked. Black ants are also a health hazard as they have the capacity of spreading germs which can be very detrimental for everyone’s health.  

If that’s not enough these black ants never ride alone, they always have a colony that includes hundreds of black ants which is a sight that will send shivers down most people’s spines. Although these ants might be intimidating, rest assured with the right attitude and a few our tips you can effectively rid your homes or offices from these ants!

Know your enemy and know his sword! In order to win this battle you will have to understand the world of big black ants. This is exactly why we have included a little information about our little enemies!

About big black ants

Big black ants or carpenter ants are native to forested parts of the world and are considered to be an invasive species that has the capacity of infesting any type of area.  These ants build nests inside of wood, they prefer creating their nest in trees but the dry wall in your home is also fine for them.  However, these ants do not consume the wood but by building their nest they cause major structural damage especially to homes.  

They basically cut galleries within the wood to create passageways for their fellow ants and have a very detailed division of labor; every ant in the colony serves a purpose. If that’s not enough they have satellite colonies operating in the vicinity as well, so if you see a big black ant chilling in your home you should assume that it has a thousands of friends close by.

Steps & different methods to get rid of big black ants – for good!  

Given below are different methods to help you win this difficult battle against big black ants.

  1. Find the nest

Okay so the first step in getting rid of big black ants is locating their nest. As mentioned before these ants prefer to establish their nests inside wood and the only way you can find their nest is by looking for frass. Frass is a sawdust type material that ants leave behind when they bore into wood and is a tell tale sign that their nest is nearby. Closely inspect your home from every angle and try to find the frass, if you find the frass you will find their nest! Once you find the frass, inspect nearby wood for damage and keep a shrewd eye for damp wood that has slits or little frass scattered nearby.

  1. Equip yourself with an aerosol spray

Since almost every homeowner has to deal with a big black infestation at some point in their life, there a thousands of pesticides out there to choose from. Simply invest in the most powerful product out there because you shouldn’t hold back at all if you are raging a war against these black ants. Once you are ready with the spray simply douse the entire nest for as long as your heart desires.  

However, this method is only effective if the nest is visible as the spray will not be that effective if the ants are all hidden inside. Rest assured you can still kill them all but you will have to get a little creative! Simply set out a bait next to the nest and wait till all of the ants are out of their hiding place, repeat the process multiple times and voila you will end up killing a ton of these ants.  

  1. Equip yourself with liquid ant baits

Another effective way of killing big black ants is by investing in liquid ant baits. These ants have a sweet tooth and this bait has been designed to entice them out of their nest. Simply place the bait close to the nest at different locations, then sit back and relax as every ant in your home will start dying right in front of your very eyes. Make sure you pour it into mounds, treat foundations and nearby cervices to make sure there are no survivors! These ants will consume the liquid ant bait and within no time they will die!  

  1. Call a professional

If the above mentioned steps do not help, then unfortunately you will need back up. Rest assured most exterminators charge a nominal fee for exterminating carpenter ants and will completely the job in a timely manner. These professionals will use a variety of methods to exterminate the ants and make sure that they do not come back again!

Show Big Black Ants You Mean Business With Solutions Ant Control Products

If you’d rather not call a professional and don’t want to resort to home remedies, you can conduct ant control like a pro with the right products. At Solutions Pest & Lawn, we carry high quality professional insecticides that are guaranteed to kill ants. These are pesticides which exterminators swear by when hired to treat homes.

When it comes to ants you find indoors, the best method of control is baiting. There are a number of baits we carry in stock here at Solutions, and the best one depends on what type of ant you have. By properly identifying the ant, you can then be directed to bait products specifically made control said ant. Not sure what type of ant you have. We can help you identify the ant here at Solutions Pest & Lawn. Just send us a photo of the ant at identification@solutionsstores.com and we’ll have our entomologists properly identify the ant and suggest treatment options.

If you want to act now and show those ants you’re serious about getting rid of them, we highly recommend that you order our convenient Guaranteed Ant Control Kit. This kit contains all of the best products to effectively get rid of the entire colony of the big black ants that are making life miserable.

How to prevent a big black ant infestation

Prevention is the best cure; this particularly applies to big black ant infestations as no one enjoys waging war against these little insects. Since they are an invasive species they do have the tendency of infesting any type of area, but there are certain steps you can take in order to prevent an infestation happening in the first place. These steps are as follows:

  • Fix any moisture problems in your home or offices

  • Cut out nearby branches that might be used as a bridge for the ants

  • Seal cracks and foundations in your home

  • Remove any firewood that might be in the proximity of your home or office

Conclusion

Big black ants can be a big problem, but if you apply the tips and equip yourself with the products we have suggested, you can protect your home from their invasion. For more help please reach out to us at 800-479-6583. You can also email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com or live chat with a representative on our website!

 

 

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