Ants are annoying and they belong outside. When they detect a food source – game on! Ants come inside when it’s too cold outside and when it’s too hot. Bottom line, they venture into human territory whenever the mood suits them. First they go for sugar sources. They will take their time, gathering one granule of sugar at a time and transporting it to the queen. When you notice a colony of ants trailing across your counter tops in a single file the sight is alarming! You can have the cleanest home in Clifton and still have ants. If you are plagued by ants, give Pest Control Services Clifton a call.
The situation is more than likely than you think. When it comes to ant infestations, what you’re witnessing is just the tip of the iceberg. Purchasing over the counter aerosol sprays is a temporary fix. Enlist Pest Control Services Clifton for a comprehensive ant control solution. An ant specialist can arrive to your property at your convenience. She will conduct a free evaluation. Based on years of industry experience, she will give you her professional opinion. We arm you with enough knowledge to make the most informed decisions as it relates to your home and business.
Ant Sub Species
The most common ants in Clifton are Pavement Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pharaoh Ants and Carpenter Ants. Pavement Ants nest under sidewalks, driveways and parking lots. Pavement Ants are an eighth of an inch long and tend to be dark brown and black in color. Odorous Ants get their name from the smell emitted from worker ants when they are crushed. The scent is reminiscent of rotten coconuts. Pharaoh Ants are yellow to red in color and prefer to nest inside homes and commercial spaces. Carpenter ants are known for eating quarter to one inch holes in wood surfaces for nesting purposes.
Keeping your kitchen counters and floors free from open food is key to preventing ant infestations. If they can’t smell it, they don’t know it’s there. When external temperatures are either too hot or too cold, expect ants to come inside for reprieve. There is nothing we can do about the weather, but we can seal up cracks and crevices in and outside your home or office. Our team can repair gaps in exterior walls to prevent easy entry from unwanted insects. We can even assist with foundation and plumbing repairs. Call on the experts to live and work ant free.
5 Step Approach
When it comes to ant control, we operate based on a 5-step approach. First, a specialist will conduct a preliminary inspection. Next, we take control of the situation. We strategize toward long term prevention and monitoring. Getting rid of ants is wonderful but keeping them away is even better. Lastly, we provide transparent reporting. Once, our job is done, remaining ant free is ultimately up to the customer. Specialists render clear and concise information for dissemination to your household or staff. On each visit, you will be presented with a report to make it easier to manage pest in our absence.