We Address Widespread Ant Problems Effectively
Ants are a common occurrence in many houses, but that doesn’t mean homeowners and commercial property owners should ignore them. If there have been a few isolated ant sightings in your home, there’s a strong possibility they’ve hidden a colony somewhere in your home. Once a scout ant finds a source of food, the rest of the colony follows. Our ant control specialists know how to find the colony and address the problem at its root.
Ignoring Ant Infestations Leads to Numerous Problems
The first step in controlling carpenter ants is an inspection of your home and property to determine if they are located outside and simply foraging inside for food or if you have a colony or satellite colony inside your home. Once we complete the inspection the next step is to determine the best control measures.
Often a combination of products and treatment options such as gel and granular baits, non-repellent sprays used as perimeter treatment and/orfoams or dusts used in wall voids or galleries where carpenter ants are nesting
Homeowners can follow these steps to help prevent carpenter ant infestations:
- Correct moisture problems, roof leaks, and plumbing leaks.
- Cut back tree limbs or branches that could serve as a bridge to your structure.
- Seal cracks and openings around the foundation, especially where utility pipes and wires enter from the outside.
- Stack firewood away from the house, elevated off the ground if possible. Carpenter ants love to nest in firewood.
Learn About the Benefits of Our Home Care Service Plan
Most houses are vulnerable to pest infestations of some kind, which is why preventative services are so crucial to your home. Empire Pest Control offers a comprehensive Home Care Service Plan to residential customers in the Metrowest and surrounding areas. We make pest control easier with three-times-a-year inspections and customized service which can help prevent future ant and pest infestations. Contact us today!