Ants are a nuisance year round. A Seattle homeowner noticed a huge colony of ants near the walls. Ants were identified as being tiny small Black Ants that are about 1/8th of an inch long. The homeowner knew exactly what the problem was. Because a few years ago there had been ants in the bathroom wall. Having tried, unsuccessfully, a do-it-yourself product to eliminate the ants in the wall the decision was made to call a professional ants exterminator.
The little Black ants may not always be readily seen and can find different ways to get into the house. Outdoors the ant armies can be be seen marching in long lines. The black ants favorite places to travel are into and out of walls. . But this may not take care of the ant infestations. Yes infestations as there may be more than one site infested. If using do it yourself products it’s a huge probability that by the next day the ants will have moved the scent highway to a new spot. Happily starting a new home in the walls in another part of the home. The ants can even be seen marching up a tree next to the house. Which is ideal because the tree gives the Black Ants a way to get into the house. The ant army will use a branch to cross over to the roof. Then it’s time to find access to the home. The frustrated homeowner checked both inside and outside if the house. Bingo, armies galore. No doubt about it, was the best decision to call in AMPM Exterminators.
Homes with moisture problems are ant magnets. Make sure to clean the gutters and downspouts so that water is directed away from the home. Piles of dirt are havens for ants and should be kept away from the foundation. Pools of water around the perimeter is a big invitation to ants to come on in. Especially when it rains this is an ideal spot due to the moisture. Make it a point to inspect all plumbing for leaks. Check for any internal moisture issues in the structure. Sealing all holes, cracks and crevices in the structure will prevent the ants from getting into the house. For extra measure get a recurring monthly service to spray the exterior along the foundation. Keep all shrubs and plants under control. Tree branches should be kept pruned back at least 10 feet from the roof.
The neighbors can very well be dealing with the same type of Ant Infestation. The armies of black ants can be partying on down between homes with new scent trails. The Pest Eliminators professionals and have chemicals and equipment that are not available to homeowners. More importantly the technician has the expertise available to exterminate the ants in the wall infestation. AMPM Exterminators, a professional and experienced company will treat the structure for infestation and recommend monthly follow up visits for preventive treatments. This would be worth the cost to the homeowner and give peace of mind.
Carpenter ants are most active in the evening hours foraging for all kinds of food, both inside the house and outside. By following ants, you may be able to tell where the nest is. Because carpenter ants keep the tunnelled galleries very clean and push the sawdust and dead insect parts out small holes in the wood, a small, fresh pile of sawdust under the nest timber is the usual sign of an active carpenter ant nest. Once a nest is found, treatment is usually easy with either an insecticide dust or spray.
To prevent further carpenter ant infestations, trim all trees and bushes so branches do not touch the house and correct moisture problems such as leaky roofs and plumbing. Paint and/or seal exposed wood construction before it becomes wet. Replace previously ant-infested wood, rotted, or water-damaged wooden parts of the structure and eliminate wood/soil contacts. Remove dead stumps on the property and store firewood off the ground and away from the structure. Ants are a major annoyance to homeowners and are difficult to control. The importance of good sanitation to eliminate food sources, although good sanitation may not control an ant infestation by itself.
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