One of the most frustrating problems you can have as a homeowner is an ant infestation. You can’t walk around barefoot, your house constantly looks dirty, and you’re scared to cook for fear that the tiniest crumble will just attract more of the little black demons. Not to mention the discomfort at knowing ants are living inside your walls and under your floors at all. And, it’s not just indoor ants that are the problem—outdoor ants are equally menacing. Imagine trying to enjoy a family barbecue or cocktails on the patio, and then being interrupted by hundreds of tiny ants trying to storm the food table. Infuriating, to say the least.
It’s disheartening when you can’t seem to get rid of the ants in your house. No matter how many DIY remedies you try to concoct, you can’t permanently drive the ants out. Well, you’re not alone. Americans all over the country experience the same problem. Some common types of ants found in homes are Pharaoh ants, Thief Ants, Little Black Ants, Carpenter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Crazy Ants, and Fire Ants—however, many other species exist. In fact, there are over ten-thousand different species of ants all over the world, and they can infest anywhere, anytime. Ants are the number one reason why homeowners all across the nation call pest control services. Because ants live in colonies, if you see even just a few ants, know that there are more to come. And, their population grows rapidly, so a small ant problem can grow into a big one quickly. Their numbers can grow even into the millions, and then the ants will establish satellite colonies to help support their growing numbers, which only spreads their infestation throughout the rest of your house. So what can you do to prevent these ants from taking over your house, your backyard, and your life?
Luckily, there’s an easy solution to your big ant problem. Here at ePestSolutions, we want to help you get rid of those ants quickly, efficiently, and inexpensively. And, you can do it yourself, which means that you’re not spending thousands of dollars on exterminators that might not even get the job done correctly. We offer a variety of products directed at targeting ants and removing them from your home. We have sprayers, baiters, foams, dusts, gels, and everything in between that you could use to terminate the ant population residing in your home. Our high quality products are sure to get the job done well. For instance, our “Termidor SC Termiticide” can guarantee that it will kill 100% of your ant population—how many other products do you know of that offer a 100% guarantee? Our expert staff can help you through every single step of the process, from ordering your equipment to clean-up when your ants are finally gone. We even sell convenient kits that will give you all the necessary tools to complete your DIY pest control.
Each ant control product we offer is unique in its own way, and some benefit certain situations more than others. For instance, “Delta Dust Insecticide Dust” is great to use if you’re trying to drive insects out of cracks and corners, because it can reach all the nooks and crannies. Gel repellants, like our “Alpine Ant Gel,” are great for spot control and outdoor pest control. This gel in particular is environmentally friendly, which is perfect for the eco-friendly customer. Aerosol sprays can be used on ant trails, but are better used in cracks and crevices like dust, because spray can also get into corners and hard to reach places. Bait stations are ideal if you want a “set it and forget it” solution—they’ll collect and kill thousands of ants without you having to lift a finger. Most of our bait stations are from Maxforce, and have a high success rate for infiltrating and killing ants. Foaming agents, like our “Premise Foam Insecticide Termiticide,” is perfect for killing ants in your wood and other structural areas. Our wide variety of products will help get rid of all those pesky ants, wherever they are inside or outside your home.
We offer ant control products that are great for every family. For instance, one reason many customers are hesitant to treat their ant problem with chemicals is because of their curious dogs and cats that can be hurt by many different chemical solutions. Parents also worry that their young children will get into the ant-control chemicals and end the night in the emergency room. However, ePestSolutions offers a variety of pet and child safe ant control products, like our “Taurus SC Termiticide Fipronil” or our “Advion Ant Bait Arena Stations.” The “Advion Ant Bait Arena Stations” are also odor free, so you don’t have to wear a breathing mask in your own home.
Because ant problems are so common in the United States, if you are a pest-control business owner, you can use ant control as a way to impress and build trust with your customers and continue business with them in the future. The logic is simple: if you do a great job getting rid of the ants, then you also will do a great job getting rid of whatever other pests they may have in their home, be it cockroaches or raccoons. And besides, why wouldn’t you want to give your customer the best treatment possible?
BASF SmartSolutions knows that you want to impress your customers, and they have developed a process for detecting and treating ants that will be sure to make them stay away, leaving your customers happy and your pockets full. Their procedure uses a combination of ant-killing techniques, including Termidor Termiticide, which is paired with other products like Advance Ant Bait, Alpine Ant Gel Bait, and others, which take advantage of ant behavior to terminate them most efficiently. Next, you need to thoroughly inspect the house and provide different kinds of treatment to the exterior home, the yard, and the indoors. On the exterior home, you should spray Termidor Termiticide all around the house, being sure to hit all parts of the exterior of the home. Next, you must focus on the yard elements, like spraying trees with Prescription Treatment Cy-Kick CS, which will not damage your plants but will prevent ants from multiplying there. Finally, you should treat the inside with Alpine gel or other like products.
If you follow these simple steps and utilize the three step process offered by BASF, you’ll achieve customer satisfaction in no time. The best part is that all of these products are able to be easily ordered online at ePestSolutions.com, saving you the hassle of having to go from store to store.
Once your ant situation is under control, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to prevent the ants from ever coming back again. For indoor infestations, make sure that you clean and sanitize your cupboards—inside and out. Bacteria can grow inside cabinets, which attracts all kinds of pests, not just ants. Also, after you have finished cooking, make sure you sweep or vacuum all of the food that may have spilled on the floor. While it’s a minor inconvenience, food scavenging is one of the main reasons ants enter your home in the first place, and if you remove the food, you remove their motive. Also, it wouldn’t hurt to put your perishable food items into airtight glass and plastic containers if they’re going to be stored in the pantry. Cardboard boxes can be chewed through and broken into easily by pests, which only give them a way to get to food. Besides, who wants to open up a box of their favorite box of crackers to find ants? Not so appetizing.
While it may seem like ants belong in the great outdoors, if they infest your backyard, it could mean problems for your great indoors in the future. That’s why if ants are anywhere close to your home, garage, office building or any other building, you should effectively treat the area with pest repellant. To be sure that the ants don’t get into your home by treating all doorways, electrical opening, basement wells, attic openings, and windows with the same repellant you used on your outdoor colony. Additionally, ants are attracted to certain kinds of vegetation, such as peonies, which you should avoid planting in your yard if you have had problems with ants in the past.
If you do happen to find ants in your food or your pet’s food, or in your backyard, do your best to figure out which type of ant is in your food so that you can effectively treat your home. Some ways to distinguish between ants is to see which kinds of food items they are attracted to, their coloring, their size, and their body shape. Researching these ants is vital because you’ll be able to buy the best product for your ant treatment when you know more about the actual problem. ePestSolutions offers products that can help with any and all ant infestations, so no matter the ant, we can run it out of your home.
At ePestSolutions, we take the time to know about our products. We know exactly what will be the best for your business, and we have products for every budget. Whether you’re a stay at home mom who is trying to keep ants out of the kitchen sink, a business owner who noticed ants around the office, or a professional who’s looking for supplies to treat ants in customers’ homes, ePestSolutions has the best products for you.
Indoor and outdoor ant infestations can prove to be a frustrating, challenging pest to eradicate- but with expert advice and industry leading ant control products, DIY pest control can be effectively completed at your home or commercial building. Ants are one of the most common household pests, with over 10,000 species across the globe. Ants are social, similarly to termites, in that they live in colonies that promote population growth. In a short time period, colonies can multiply to reach the millions, and satellite colonies can begin to establish in order to accommodate, spreading the infestation issues.
Outdoor ant infestations could potentially be an indication of indoor infestation issues in the future, and should be correctly identified and treated, especially if close to your home, garage, office building or any other indoor structure. In addition, precautions should be taken outdoors to avoid the potential for indoor issues. Ensure all breaches to the inside of the home are sealed, this means electrical and plumbing entrances, as well as attic and basement access points that may provide easy means for ants to relocate indoors. Avoid planting certain types of plants near structures, such as peonies, as they attract record numbers of the species.
Indoors, ensure surfaces, cabinets and floors are kept clean and free of ant food sources. Inspect food products and pet food products if ants are seen inside, and work diligently to identify the ant type in order to most effectively treat. Some ants can be attracted to sweet items, while others have different preferences.