Why DIY Ant Control Often Fails

08/23/2017


Ants    Tips/Solutions   
carpenter ant on water damaged wood

If you are a homeowner in Maryland, you probably have had ant problems at some point. Ants, in particular, are hard to eradicate due to their natural foraging habits, complex development of multiple colonies and social behaviors regarding those colonies. In addition, ant colonies can be very large in number and spread throughout your yard and home. Unfortunately, DIY options often fail.

Problems With DIY Ant Control

Colonies can be found far away from where ants are seen looking for food. This is why do-it-yourself ant control cannot get rid of an entire ant infestation. All colonies and all ants must be eradicated for success. When you spray for ants it is time-consuming, inadequate, and dangerous if not used properly. Why spend time and money on something that won’t completely solve the problem in the end? The pest professionals at American Pest have all been trained to know what treatment options are best, and where to treat for them, making getting rid of ants much easier on you.

How To Prevent An Ant Infestation

There are a few techniques that may help you prevent an ant infestation, but remember the most effective way to remove all ants is to call a professional pest control provider in your area. Here are a few tips to help you on your way to an ant free home:

  • Clean up food and drink spills immediately.
  • Keep all foods in tightly sealed containers.
  • Put tight fitting lids on trash cans.
  • Seal up any cracks or crevices that allow ants to enter your home.

Ants in Maryland consist mainly of odorous, pavement and carpenter varieties. Odorous and pavement ants would be considered nuisance pests, while carpenter ants are considered structure damaging pests. All ants have one specific goal in common, and that is to protect and care for their colonies, which means finding food, water, and shelter.

How To Stop An Ant Infestation

The best solution for ant removal in Maryland is to contact American Pest, as we can customize a program to effectively solve your ant and pest problems alike. We would complete a thorough inspection to find an optimal solution. Generally, our Preferred Care plan is the ideal choice for most people to get rid of ants and other pests and keep them all from coming back. With this plan, we return for regular visits every 2 months. Even better, we offer a pest-free guarantee. That means, if your ant problem still isn't solved, we will return for free.

Take control of your ant problems by calling American Pest today!

 






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