Have you recently entered your kitchen to find that a colony of ants has invaded your domain? Are you wanting to evict them from your home and your life as speedily as possible? Dealing with ants is never a fun task and can take a significant amount of time and effort, especially if you are trying to do it on your own. Fortunately, there are steps you can take that can help you on your quest to destroy the ant colony. Some of these steps include:
Calling in a professional. The first step of ant control is knowing exactly what species of ant you're dealing with. Some ants are going to be easier to eradicate than others. For instance, some ants relocate their nests frequently or may even use multiple nesting sites for the same colony. Simply dumping poison on what you think to be the nest of these types of ants will do little to no good. A professional exterminating company, such as Be There Pest Control, can tell you exactly what type of ants you have and help you to formulate a plan to attack and eradicate them in a timely manner.
Repackaging your food. If ants suspect that there is food inside a box or a plastic bag, they can and will chew holes through the material in order to get at the stuff inside. For a large colony, the container may be almost empty before you even discover that anything is amiss. In order to avoid feeding the ants and enabling their colony to grow, your ant control efforts should include repackaging as much of your food as possible. Use glass or metal containers when you can since ants can't eat through those materials. Certain species of ants can chew through even some thicker plastic storage containers, which is another reason why you need to know what species of ant you're dealing with.
Using the right insecticides. It's tempting to simply go to the store to purchase a few containers of insecticide spray off the shelf and use those as your go-to ant control method. Unfortunately, insects can become immune to various insecticides over time. In order to kill off the nest, your exterminator will use multiple types of spray insecticides and insecticide-filled bait traps. The spray insecticide will create a barrier to prevent the ants from entering your home, while the bait will be brought back to the colony and shared, eventually killing off the queen and eradicating your pests once and for all.