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Ant Pest Control in Phoenix, AZ

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Pest Control for ANTS in Phoenix AZ

Treatment for Ants depends on the species of ant, areas infested, and type of products being applied.

Many times bait is required to totally eliminate a colony…. Baits are taken back to the colony as food, thus eliminating the entire colony in just a few days.
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Pest Control for Ants in 6 Easy Steps

Ants tend to infest under baseboards and kitchen stoves, so make sure you keep these areas free of crumbs and spills.
  1. Identification: Different types of ants have different nesting / feeding habits that should be used to help control them.
  2. Locate Nests: Locating Ant nests is CRUCIAL, at minimum determine if ants are coming from inside, or outside.
  3. Seal Entry Areas: Openings around incoming pipes, utilities, door frames, window frames, ect, should be caulked around to seal.
  4. Pest Control Treatment: This includes treating ants at nest, and interior/exterior perimeters to prevent entry.
  5. Baiting: This can be the most effective way to eliminate the entire colony! One ant takes bait back to feed the entire ant colony with!
  6. Eliminate Food Sources!: Eliminate food sources like garbage, and plants that attract ants (nectar plats), eliminate aphids, trim trees and bushes touching structure (these can assist ants in entering a structure), and reduce possible moisture sources.
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Over 700 species of Ants live in the US {25 species infest homes.}

Ants are very social bugs that live in large colonies usually underground or in walls. And Ants are always working on EXPANDING their territory!

Ants feed on just about anything, but usually INVADE homes looking for sweets, or protein sources. “Piss Ants” are one of the most common type of ant infesting homes and yards throughout the Phoenix AZ Valley.

Ants are interesting as they often fight over territory. (unless they’re Argentine Ants.) We recommend MONTHLY or Bi-Monthly Pest Control service for GUARANTEED control ants around your home or office… (If ants come back so do we;)

Southern Fire Ants

Southern Fire Ants by Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

Pest CONTROL for Fire Ants

Pest Control for Fire Ants requires scheduled inspections and pest control services, because Fire Ants {like other ants} tend to re-invade!

It’s always most effective to do a thorough INSPECTION in you home and yard to LOCATE and IDENTIFY nests. These nests can then be effectively treated individually with proper insecticide, and BAITS that eradicate the entire colony.

Fire Ants in the Phoenix AZ Valley

Fire ants in the Phoenix Valley are NOT the aggressive RED IMPORTED FIRE Ants that pose a major medical threat. They are the Southern Fire Ant species which still sting, but do not attack as aggressively.

OUTSIDE in yards, these ants usually nest somewhere close to the kitchen but in the soil. Common nesting places are under stones, at the base of trees, bushes, also in gas and water meter boxes, or other objects that provide shelter. Sometimes Southern Fire Ants infest INSIDE homes, usually in a warm area close to the ground. Southern Fire sometimes remove insulation in electric and phone wires, and GNAW on soiled CLOTHING. They like to feed on seeds, nuts, other bugs, honeydew, SWEETS, and meats.

Fire Ants are always working on EXPANDING their colonies…We recommend MONTHLY or Bi-Monthly Pest Control service for GUARANTEED control of ants around your home or office‚Ķ (If ants come back so do we;)

Best Ant Control:

  1. Identification: Different types of ants have different nesting / feeding habits that should be used to help control them.
  2. Locate Nests: Locating Ant nests is CRUCIAL, at minimum determine weather ants are coming from inside, or outside.
  3. Eliminate any Food Sources! Remove plants that attract ants (nectar plats), and eliminate APHIDS. Aphids produce “honeydew which fire ants feed on. Remove all garbage, and Keep kitchen counters and floors free of crumbs and spills. Wipe clean pantries and food storage cupboards.
  4. Pest Control Treatment: This includes treating ants at nest, and interior/exterior perimeters to prevent entry.
  5. Baiting: This can be the most effective way to eliminate the entire colony! One ant takes bait back to feed the entire ant colony with!
  6. Seal Entry Areas: Openings around incoming pipes, utilities, HVAC units, door frames, window frames, ect, should be caulked around to seal.
  7. When Applicable: Trim trees and bushes touching structure (these can assist ants in entering a home.) reduce moisture sources.

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