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Ants

Ants

Ant (Formicidae)

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Ants in Arizona

Ants are social insects, and live in colonies usually underground, but also enter homes and buildings for food or shelter. Ants eat practically every kind of food, but Ants entering homes are looking for sweets or protein rich food sources.

The most common wall-nesting ants are:

  • Carpenter ants
  • Crazy ants
  • Odorous house ants
  • Pharaoh ants
  • Rover Ants 

Ant pest control in 7 steps

Identification

Treatment for Ants depends on the species of ant, areas infested, and type of products being applied. Different types of ants have different nesting / feeding habits that should be used to help control them.

locate nests

Locating ant nests is CRUCIAL, at minimum determine whether ants are coming from inside, or outside. Ants will return if you fail to treat the nest.

Seal entry areas

Openings around incoming pipes, utilities, door frames, window frames, ect, should be caulked around to seal. Replace old weatherstripping and door sweeps.

pest control treatment

This includes treating ants at nest, and interior/exterior perimeters to prevent entry.

eliminate food sources

This will include aphids if ants are feeding on their honeydew. Remove all other sources!

baiting

Baiting is often the most effective way to eliminate the entire ant colony! A few ants take bait back to feed the entire ant colony with! Baits are taken back to the colony as food, thus eliminating the entire colony in just a few days.

Sanitation

When applicable remove plants that attract ants (nectar plants), trim trees and bushes touching structure (these can assist ants in entering a structure), reduce moisture sources. Eliminate APHIDS Most ants are attracted to the “honeydew” produced by Aphids including: Acrobat ants, Argentine ants, Carpenter ants, Cornfield ants, Field ants, Larger Yellow ants, Little Black ants, Little Fire ants, Odorous House ants, Pavement ants, Pyramid ants, Red Imported Fire ants, Small Honey ants, Southern Fire ants, and Velvety Tree ants.

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