Ants are particularly pesky. They are scattered throughout the entire world and are known for being destructive to both food and property. What is more, they are also known to be capable of bringing diseases and to pose significant health risks in your home. Going even further, in some parts of the world ants can even sting and cause significant pain and trigger deadly allergic reactions.
Luckily for you, the US is not a home to ants which are as dangerous but this shouldn’t make you feel any more comfortable as these little insects are still capable of causing tremendous structural damage.
Why do You Need Pest Control for Ants?
You see, ants are unique in their own way. The truth is that you would have to find the source of the spread in order to effectively handle the entire infestation. If you just went on to kill the ants which have surfaced and are visible, you wouldn’t be able of getting rid of the problem. Sure, you won’t be seeing them for a day or, in some cases even less than that, but they will surely resurface to bother you again. Yes – that’s how pesky they really are!
Now, a lot of people oftentimes think that if they constantly get rid of the colony that’s surfaced, they will get through the problem. A fun fact, though – there is absolutely never more than 10% of the ant’s colony above ground at any given time. So, if you see 10 ants on the countertop in your kitchen, this means that there are at least 100 of them somewhere else where you can’t see them. Imagine what happens if you see 100 ants, or even more – the infestation is absolutely considerable.
What we Do?
Now, the first step that we tend to undertake as a professional ant exterminator is we identify the type of the ants that we have to deal with. You see, apart from them being hard to deal with, there are also quite a lot of species which require appropriate and separate treatment solutions. By far, some of the most common species in the US include:
- Carpenter ants – pest control for carpenter ants is absolutely critical. They do not eat the wood, contrary to what their name induces, but the burrow themselves in it which puts the entire wooden construction in jeopardy.
- Fire ants – these are those tiny little red ants which are capable of creating huge swarms when you disturb their nest. They are relatively new in North America. They do sting but the pain is rather inconsiderable.
- Bulldog ant
- Argentine ants
- Pharaoh ants
- Thief ants
As you can see, the first two types are the most common ones. While the others are still known, from our experience – we haven’t had the chance to deal them a lot, which means that they aren’t a substantial or a common threat.
So, after you’ve contacted us we are going to employ a solution which is tailored for your particular problem. This is the main reason for which we take our time to ensure that we are dealing with a particular species. A state-certified pest expert is going to start handling the treatment. The latter is appointed at a time which is convenient for you and is tailored as per your own personal schedule.
We tend to implement approaches which are particularly sensitive and environmentally friendly. We understand that some of the chemicals used by a lot of ant extermination companies are rather strong and impactful. We, however, implement all the necessary safety protocols in order to induce treatments which are pet and child friendly.
Aftercare is Tremendously Important
Remember how we mentioned that ants are particularly pesky? Well, we truly meant it – this is one of the problem which tends to reoccur quite a lot if it’s not handled properly. This is the main reason for which our services also include convenient and appropriate aftercare treatments. These are guaranteed solutions which are going to ensure that the problem is thoroughly and fundamentally eradicated.
What kind of Property and Health Risks Are There?
Now, if we have to be completely honest, the majority of the ants are just going to cause you an inconvenient nuisance. However, they could, in fact, contaminate your food. A full infestation, on the other hand, could pretty much destroy all the food in your home and worsen crops and the food for your animals. What is more, they could also harm livestock.
On the other hand, species such as carpenter ants are capable of putting the entire structure of your wooden house in jeopardy. Fire ants, at the same time, could sting and trigger certain allergies and they can create substantial swarms in your garden, hence destroying all vegetation as you know it.
A lot of people try to handle the problem on their own. The truth is, however, that this isn’t something that you should be doing single-handedly.
We at All-State Pest & Lawn are capable of handling the issue on your behalf. As state-licensed ant exterminators we are going to seek out the source and employ the most effective way to handle it. We are also going to make sure that the necessary precautions are taken so that you do not experience any potential resurfacing. The last thing you’d want is to have to deal with this issue again tomorrow or the day after that.
Keep in mind that we can also help you with other annoying insects as well. Our range of services includes:
- Bed bug Extermination
- Bee Removal
- Centipede Extermination
- Cockroach Extermination
- Cricket Extermination
- Flea and flies’ exterminations
- Mosquito extermination
- Sliverfish and Spider extermination and many more.