Ant Spraying Treatments
ANT FACT: All Ants are born full-sized adults, regardless of size.
It happens every spring, like a right of passage into summer. The day you come home from work only to find an ant infestation has beaten you there. The annual, line of big, black ants trailing there way into the house from some crack in the wall, making their way into kitchen an. Maybe your one of the lucky ones who came into a room only to find hundreds of large ants with wings swarming in a spot on the ceiling? Maybe the summer day when the brisk patio literally seems to be moving from all the ants running around? No matter how the ant nest rolls out the welcome wagon to you, its never received well. Our trained and certified ant experts are constantly upgrading and practicing their ant control techniques to stay knowledgeable, ready to help you when the time comes.
Ant Control Inspection
This step is a key. Many experienced ant control prfessionals in Vancouver are good at helping identify the ant species over the phone through a series of specific questions, however, an in person inspection may be required for a confirmation. Most pest control companies from Metro Vancouver to Whistler will provide a no cost ant inspection. Simply put, how can anyone properly say what ant you have, how big the nest is, where the nest is, best treatment for your family, etc, without setting foot in your home? Solutions Pest Control technicians are trained at ant identification and determining the best ant control treatment that works best for you and your family.
Ant Spraying Control Treatments
Ant Treatments vary far and wide, even from tech to tech within the same company. The key products used are usually one of the following:
Liquid ant spraying: liquid-based insecticides, usually applied from a spray can or aerosol can, that provide fast, effective knockdown and a short residue that will continue to kill ants that contact it for weeks to months after the initial application.
Ant powder/dust: Insecticides in dust form that, properly applied, can provide the longest residual action of any insecticide. Not very effective in high humidity.
Liquid ant bait: Slow acting but very effective, especially when the ant nest is hidden. It works like a Trojan horse where the insecticide is mixed into a food that ants carry back to the nest. Properly used, it eliminates nests completely but is a time-consuming treatment, usually requiring multiple visits.
In many ant treatments, many products can be used depending on the area it’s being applied. Many variables such as ant nest size, location, species, humidity levels, airflow, also exist from ant infestation to ant infestation that can dictate the best product or combination of products to quickly eliminate the ant nest permanently. This is why an in person ant inspection is highly recommended. In BC, different pesticides require different, if any, vacating times. If you are applying the ant control products yourself, remember to always read and follow instructions.
Ant Spraying Guarantee and/or Warranty
If you start seeing ants again weeks or months after the treatment, what is your course of action? It is important to know this in advance. A qualified ant control expert will have no problem providing a guarantee (and honouring it) for their ant work and may even prefer to schedule a follow-up visit a few weeks after the initial service just to make sure the work was thorough and you are happy. Annual warranties and home protection plans are also a popular way of preventing new ant infestations from starting, thereby preventing the trauma caused to your family.
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