Ants may be small, but they can be a huge annoyance!
Ants typically enter houses in search of food and warmth. Ants can multiply quickly and colonies can grow fast. This means that any food matter in your kitchen, living room, washrooms, bedrooms will create a trail of ants. This gets especially worse for families with kids where little bits of food can easily get around the house.
The problem may not go away but we can give you some advice to prevent ant infestation.
The first steps to preventing an ant infestation are putting away food and other temptations so that they are harder for ants to get to and sealing holes and other entryways into your home. If you can seal the entry, this will keep the ants from being able to come and go as they please.
Next, you can try spreading cornmeal in the area where you have the problem. Ants cannot digest cornmeal, and if they try to digest it, they die. If the ants’ queen ingested the cornmeal, she would also die. This method of exterminating ants can be effective, but requires a thorough evaluation of the problem to get rid of ants permanently.
Cornmeal may not completely fix the problem, though. Another home remedy you can try is placing spices like cinnamon or basil in the area of infestation, as ants are often repelled by strong scents. There are also ant sprays that consumers can purchase to try and eliminate their own ant problems. These sprays must be carefully monitored, however; many of them are toxic to children and pets.
Of course, the best way to guarantee that your ant infestation is gone is to contact an experienced pest control professionals like Pesticon. Oftentimes, calling a professional when you first discover an infestation can save you both time and money that you could have wasted on home “remedies” that may or may not work. At Pesticon, we pride ourselves on helping our Vancouver neighbors get rid of ants and other pests for good.
*Different types of ants will require different treatments. Ants have a sense of smell and can detect common pesticides. Destroying one Nest will not kill a Colony. Ants build satellite nests around colonies. Which is why home treatments do not always work. Call a Vancouver pest control professional, call Pesticon.*
Pesticon has a range of professional techniques to remove ants. We track satellite nests and colonies. We typically know where to look in order to find the queen and her worker ants. We use a range of professional grate ant killing insecticides with dilution techniques drench and destroy nests. We combine this with insecticidal dust by drilling small holes near the base of walls and pumping the dust into gaps. In addition we can use baits and other effective techniques.
If you live in the Vancouver area and have an ant problem, call us today for your free consultation. We’ll give you all the information you need to make the decision to exterminate the ants in your home, and if you choose to work with us, we’ll make sure the job is done right! We offer a 6-month guarantee on our work – if the pests come back, we come back!