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What happens if you divide the ant colony?

Ant entering home from outside.

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Ant Pest Control. What happens if you divide the ant colony?

When a company like Universal Pest & Termite treats for ants outside a home, they typically follow a structured process to ensure the ants are effectively managed. Here’s a general overview of the steps involved:

Ant Inspection, Control and Identification:

  • A thorough inspection of the exterior of the home is conducted to identify ant species, locate nests, and determine the extent of the infestation.
  • Identification of the ant species helps in selecting the most effective treatment method.

Ant Sanitation and Habitat Modification:

  • Recommendations for reducing ant attractants, such as removing food sources, organic debris, and water sources, are provided.
  • Trimming vegetation away from the home and sealing cracks and crevices can help prevent ants from entering the home.

Ant Chemical Treatments:

  • Baiting: Bait stations containing ant-specific poisons are placed around the perimeter of the home. Ants carry the bait back to their colony, effectively reducing the population.
  • Spraying: Liquid insecticides may be applied to potential entry points and around the foundation of the home to create a barrier.
  • Granular Treatments: Insecticide granules can be spread around the yard and near ant nests to target outdoor colonies.

Ant Control Natural and Organic Methods:

  • Some companies use natural or organic treatments such as diatomaceous earth, boric acid, or essential oil sprays (e.g., peppermint or tea tree oil) to deter ants without the use of harsh chemicals. Inquire about our all-natural options.

Ant Monitoring and Follow-Up:

  • Regular monitoring of bait stations and treated areas is conducted to assess the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • Follow-up visits may be scheduled to ensure the ant problem is under control and to reapply treatments if necessary.

Ant Preventive Measures:

  • Education on preventive measures is provided to homeowners to help keep ants away, such as maintaining a clean yard, proper waste disposal, and ensuring there are no standing water sources.

By following these steps, pest control companies aim to manage ant infestations effectively and prevent them from becoming a recurring problem.

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