Carpenter ants can be both annoying and destructive. They can cause damage to woodâ€”an infestation left untreated or undetected can quickly cause serious damage to the wooden structures of your home.
A carpenter ant infestation can grow with amazing speed, so you want to take immediate action at the first sighting of carpenter ants. To solve this problem quickly, you need to pick the right carpenter ant killer.Â Fortunately, you have quite a few options.
ePest offers a wide variety of carpenter ant killers, including ant bait, sprays and even carpenter ant control kits. We have many products that are affordable, easy to use and designed for homeowner convenience.
Flexible Non-Repellent Termite Protection: Science Meets Affordability
Pre-Construction: Equil Adonisâ„˘ is the affordable upgrade for PMPs and builders looking for the highest quality, long-lasting control at a price competitive to the repellent termiticides. Equil Adonis contains imidacloprid, the same active ingredient in PremiseÂ® and the first non-repellent to succeed in the rigorous USDA-Forest Service testing, even under the harsh conditions seen in Arizona and Florida, providing full protection for 15 and 12 years, respectively. To date, more homes have been pre-treated with imidacloprid than any other non-repellent termiticide.
Post-Construction: Value-priced compared to other non-repellent termiticides, you get more years structural protection per dollar spent. Equil Adonis offers good lateral movement to fill voids, outstanding residual control, and unique dual-action control of termites. When termites encounter Equil Adonis in the soil, they are either killed on contact or shortly thereafter. Those that survive briefly after contact stop feeding and transfer the active ingredient to other, naĂŻve termites within a colony. This transfer of imidacloprid from treated to untreated termites can result in control beyond the treatment zone and additional protection from future termite infestations. The non-repellency of imidacloprid means that termites cannot detect the presence of Equil Adonis, so a less than perfect application is more forgiving; termites can move through a gap in repellent barrier treatments as small as 1/32 inch.
Exterior Perimeter/Interior Spot Treatment Equil Adonis 2F and Equil Adonis 75 WSP are approved for exterior perimeter/interior spot treatment for post-construction termite control. â€˘ Complete exterior perimeter treatment provides fast, affordable and complete termite protection. â€˘ Minimally invasive â€“ interior treatments are only required where there is active termite presence. â€˘ Speed and efficiency â€“ less chemical, drilling, and labor required.
Unmatched, Affordable Control of Turf and Ornamental Pests
How it works: Equil Adonis contains imidacloprid, the same active ingredient in MeritÂ® Insecticide. When above or below ground chewing and sucking insects come in contact with Equil Adonis, they stop feeding and die. Imidacloprid is the most widely used insecticide in the world for turf and ornamental insect control.
Turf Protection: Equil Adonis moves laterally in the soil and provides excellent control of white grubs in turf with very low use rates.
Ornamental Tree and Shrub Protection: Equil Adonis can be applied to the soil and is taken up by the root system, then readily translocates throughout the entire tree or shrub to the areas where insects feed. Foliar applications of Equil Adonis can also be made to reduce insect populations. When the target pest insect begins to feed on a tree or shrub treated with Equil Adonis, it will stop feeding, and die.
Turf Pests (larvae) Controlled: Annual bluegrass weevil, Asiatic garden beetle, billbug, black turfgrass ataenius, European chafer, European crane fly, green June beetle, Japanese beetle, oriental beetle, Southern masked chafer, chinchbug (suppression), and mole crickets.
Ornamental Tree and Shrub Insects Controlled: Adelgids, aphids, armored scales (suppression), black vine weevil larvae, eucalyptus longhorned borer, flatheaded borer, Japanese beetles, lace bugs, leaf beetles, leafhoppers, leafminers, mealybugs, pecan leaf phylloxera, pecan spittlebug, pecan stem phylloxera, pine tip moth larvae, psyllids, royal palm bugs, San Jose scale, sawfy larvae, soft scales, thrips (suppression), white grub larvae and whiteflies.
New Nyguard Plus Flea and Tick Spray by MGK
NyGuardÂ® Plus Flea & Tick Premise Spray offers quick acting, longlasting (up to seven months) flea and tick control in a unique no-drip application that also eliminates pet odors.
â€˘ Proprietary formula kills fleas, ticks, flea eggs and larvae â€˘ Prevents fleas and ticks from developing into egg-laying adults â€˘ Contains NyGuard Insect Growth Regulator â€˘ Uses patented odor neutralizing technology that eliminates pet odors, including urine â€˘ Leaves fresh, clean scent â€˘ Continuous flea protection for seven months â€˘ Uses innovative spray nozzle for no-drip application â€˘ For use in residential and commercial sites
This product is intended for indoor use only and should not be used directly on pets or animals.
For indoor use in homes, hotels, offices, hospitals, apartments, schools, dorms, boats, ships, trains, trucks, warehouses, veterinary clinics, and other commercial buildings.
For best results before any carpet/surface treatment, vacuum thoroughly before spraying and immediately dispose of vacuum bag in outside trash. Before treatment, SHAKE WELL and make a test application to surfaces to be treated in an inconspicuous place.
Fleas & Ticks: Hold can 2 or 3 feet from surfaces to be treated. Turn container upside down and point valve toward surface to be sprayed. Be sure to apply uniformly using a sweeping motion to carpets, rugs, flooring, floors, drapes and all surfaces of upholstered furniture including under cushions. Avoid over wetting furniture and carpeting. A fine mist or spray applied uniformly is all that is necessary to kill fleas and ticks. Be sure to treat pet bedding, as this is a primary hiding place for fleas, ticks, and their eggs. No need to remove pet bedding after treatment. DO NOT TREAT PETS. Use a registered flea control product on your pets in conjunction with this treatment.
Cockroaches: Spray into hiding places such as cracks, crevices, behind sinks, cabinets, along baseboards and floors, around drains and plumbing. Directly contact as many cockroaches as possible.
Dust Mites: Spray with a sweeping motion to surfaces where mites congregate such as mattresses, box springs, headboard, floors, carpeting, and baseboard. Spray surfaces until damp. Apply on mattresses as a spot treatment to mattress seams, edges, buttons, and tufts of bed only. Do not use directly on pillows, bed linens, or cloths. Do not saturate the mattress and do not treat entire surface area of mattress. Allow mattress to dry thoroughly before replacing pillows and/or bed linens.
Carpet Beetles: Apply with a sweeping motion as a surface spray to carpet, rugs, closets, baseboards, upholstered furniture, and around edges of carpet.
Lice: Spray only surfaces that cannot be laundered or dry-cleaned including mattresses and upholstered furniture. Apply on mattresses as a spot treatment to mattress seams, edges, buttons, and tufts of bed only. Do not use directly on pillows, bed linens, or cloths. Do not saturate the mattress and do not treat entire surface area of mattress. Allow mattress to dry thoroughly before replacing pillows and/or bed linens.
- Kills fleas, ticks, flea eggs and larvae
- Prevents flea infestation for 7 months
- Neutralizes pet odors including urine
- No-drip application
- Breaks the life cycle of fleas
- Fast acting formula
- Will not stain water-safe surfaces
- For use in residential and commercial sites
How to Control Fleas with the proper chemicals:
â€˘ Communicate what to expect after the treatment. Make sure you inform the clients that it is
normal to see fleas emerging from pupae cocoons in the next 2 to 4 weeks. Communicating this
before and after the treatment is essential to minimize call backs.
Sprayer Tank Mix
Â® 0.50 fl. oz. per gal 1.0 fl. oz. per gal
Â® 0.35 fl. oz. per gal 0.70 fl. oz. per gal
Â® 4 ml* per gal 12 ml* per gal
* NyGuard can be mixed at up to 12 ml per gallon for difficult-to-control infestations. Apply up to
1 gallon per 1500 sq. ft. Always follow the package label instructions.
â€˘ Treat all carpet, wood floors, rugs, under furniture, cracks and crevices and baseboards. Pay close
attention to areas where pets frequent and rest.
â€˘ Treat under beds and couches. Remove the couch cushions and treat underneath. Pay close
attention to cracks, tufts in fabric and pet beds.
â€˘ Treat all pet runs, shaded areas, fence lines and any areas frequented by pets. If complete
treatment of the lawn is required, make sure you have the proper credentials mandated by your
state (turf or lawn and ornamental license).
â€˘ Remember to consider the structural design of the home. Structures with pier and beam and
crawl spaces may harbor fleas as well. Treat these areas if necessary.
â€˘ Remember to consider strays, rodents and feral animals frequenting the property. If feasible,
exclude stray animals from the property and treat the entire yard with Onslaught, NyGuard
â€˘ Re-communicate what is to be expected after treatment. Schedule a follow-up inspection or
treatment if necessary.
You need a solution that will quickly and efficiently solve your ant infestation problem, in a way that is safe for you and your family. Ant bait is a great choiceâ€”it eliminates the need for constant spraying and is a great method for ensuring long-term elimination of ants.
Advantages of using ant bait:
Convenience: Ant bait is for the most part a â€śdo it and forget itâ€ť approach. You place the bait in appropriate spots and then most likely wonâ€™t need to think about it much again until itâ€™s time to dispose of the bait (if needed).
Affordability: Bait is a cost-efficient option for ant control because you usually incur a modest cost when initially buying the bait, and thatâ€™s it (until/unless you need to replace the bait in the future).
Cleanliness: Bait is among the cleanest ant-fighting tactics because there are no sprays or direct killing involved.
Continuous protection: Bait provides ongoing and continuous protection against ant infestations.
Options: Ant bait comes in several different formats, including gels, liquids and granules, so you can choose which form you prefer.
When you have an urgent rodent or insect problem, you want quick results. Most likely, you also want to avoid spending more than absolutely necessary. Choosing products designed for homeowner usage can help you save valuable time and money by avoiding the costs and delays you may incur by hiring an exterminator.
Why our pest control products are perfect for the do-it-yourself crowd:
All of our pest control products are designed for do-it-yourself use and will help you safely and efficiently solve your pest problems. Our organized and easy-to-use website makes it simple for you to find exactly what you need and receive it quickly. You can browse our huge inventory of pest control products designed to solve any problem you may have, from bed bugs to termites.
Check out our inventory using our convenient search features and weâ€™re sure you will find the perfect pest control products to meet your needs.
Weâ€™ve all had the designated fly killer assigned in our homes. They were the ones with the best hand and the fastest speed and they could kill a fly with a newspaper or swatter with their eyes closed. Well, eventually we all grow up and lose that designated fly killer. Luckily, we have a solution for you folks to aid your own fly problem by becoming a fly killer yourself. So, once you get to the last stage of grief, acceptance, we invite you to visit our website and pick out a professional grade fly killer product.
Here are some great tips on becoming an expert fly killer
- Sanitation â€“ When you have a fly problem it is crucial to keep those areas clean. Flies survive on food, sugary beverages, standing water, feces, exposed garbage, etc. If you have pets make sure you pick up their feces on a regular basis and make sure your trash cans are kept closed and away from openings into your home.
- Repellents â€“ Repellents such as misting systems, sprays, lights, etc. area great way to keep flies from intruding into your space. Repellents can be very useful and effective; however, if they repellent is not on or in place your fly problem will continue to persist.
- Traps â€“ Traps attract flies by using special pheromones. They either contain glue boards, executors or sticky pads and once the fly lands into the trap they become stuck and perish rather quickly. Fly traps are ideal in areas where livestock are present and in areas where outdoor food services are prominent.
- Insecticide treatment â€“ Insecticide treatment is great because it can kill flies quickly and leaves a residual effect for up to 3 months in mild conditions. Flies are inactive at night so when they land and rest on surfaces that have been treated with insecticide they become affected by the treatment.
Flies are a really nasty and annoying pest to have around. They spread diseases, some bite and they create an uncomfortable environment. Luckily flies donâ€™t have a very long life span, but unluckily in that lifespan they can procreate very quickly. Now that you have all of these tips you are officially an expert fly killer.
Fleas are small, wingless parasites with mouths designed to pierce the skin and suck blood. Blood is their primary source of food and most that are found in the house prefer to feast on dogs, cats or rodents. Although many people think they are in the clear if they do not own pets, they can be acquired many ways and will snack on humans when necessary. Fleas can be obtained on your pet from dog parks, regular parks, boarding facilities, doggy day cares, other pets, etc. Although it is more difficult for humans to carry fleas, they can be obtained similarly or from homes with pets, or pets that come into your home.
Helpful tips for effective flea control
When you find out that you, your pet or your home has fleas, or you know you have been exposed, it is important to take proper precautions:
- Wash â€“ Even if you think you might have fleas you want to make sure you wash everything possible. Sheets, pillows, throw blankets, rugs, etc. can hold fleas, larvae or eggs.
- Clean the carpet â€“ We have many carpet sprays or solutions that will help kill the larvae living in the carpet. After a mature flea lays eggs on your pet, the egg drops to the floor and hatches in the carpet. The larva lives there through the pupa or cocoon stage and then moves on when it becomes a mature flea.
- Treat animals â€“ Using a preventative flea treatment on a monthly to bi â€“monthly basis is the most effective and surefire way to prevent a flea infestation. If they do get fleas it is important to use a flea treatment for pets to get rid of them quickly and effectively.
- Treat your home â€“ Although fleas primarily live on animals, treating your home is important to make sure the fleas are gone. There are many flea control treatments for your home to choose from and it wonâ€™t be hard to find one for your specific needs.
At the first sign of fleas, including excessive itching, bites, visibility on your pet, etc., it is crucial to get the right flea control products so that the issue can be halted quickly. Remember these tips to get the best outcome possible and to safe guard your home from fleas.
Have you ever been sitting in your backyard trying to enjoy the weather or company of great friends, but canâ€™t stand to be outside because mosquitos are eating you alive? If this happens to you on a regular basis MistAway can bring back the enjoyment of relaxing outside with one of their mosquito misting systems.
Mosquito misting systems are a must for enjoyable outdoor living
In just one Saturday you can arm yourself from mosquitos for years to come. MistAway mosquito misting systems are easy to install, easy to maintain and easy to move if necessary. They work by providing you with overall protection from annoying mosquitos and pesky flies. They not only youâ€™re your outdoor living space more comfortable but they also make it safer by eliminating the risk of diseases such as West Nile Virus and diseases spread by flies such as typhoid, cholera and dysentery.
Weâ€™ve all used citronella candles and bug zappers, but they just arenâ€™t effective enough for some areas. Mosquito misting systems deter all flies and mosquitos in 1-2 mists per day. Very much like sprinklers, misting systems are set on a timer and go off at scheduled times each day. With 12 daily mist cycles available, itâ€™s not hard to create a cycle that best fits your schedule. The solutions available for the misting systems are safe to use in a variety of sensitive areas. Our systems are very easily hidden into your landscape and once your system is installed, the only thing youâ€™ll notice is the lack of painful, itchy bites and pesky flies invading your space.
From purchasing your system, to installation, to repairs and maintenance, MistAway is there for anything you need. Our systems are highly reliable and can provide you with years of satisfaction and enjoyment. ePest is proud to carry all systems, replacement parts and insecticides for your MistAway mosquito misting systems.
Although termites are active all year round there is a â€śseasonâ€ť in which they are more prominent and beginning swarming. Swarming is the act of leaving their nests to find new nesting areas. It is very noticeable when a swarm begins because you can start seeing termite tubes or trails on surfaces in or around your home. When you notice these tubes it is important to get a termite treatment product. Our most popular product and the number one treatment in America is called Termidor.
How can Termidor help you during termite season?
Termidor is known for its efficiency and effectiveness in getting rid of termites. The active ingredient contained in Termidor is called Fipronil and makes up just .06% of the solution. This may seem low, but you do not need much in order for it to be effective. In fact Termidor is applied at much lower rates than other products on the line so you donâ€™t use as much product.
Once the Termidor has been applied and the termites start to come into contact with it, they start transferring it to the rest of the colony. Because it is a slow acting chemical, the termites can live for days before experiencing side effects and perishing. Within one to two weeks our customers notice a significant reduction in termites.
The greatest thing about this miracle product is that it is extremely cost effective. Just one bottle of Termidor costs $69.95 and will provide you with 25 gallons of solution. It is 100% effective on 100% of termites in three months or less, for a fraction of the price an exterminator would charge.
Mice are an incredible menace to any residential or commercial space. They can chew through electrical wires, put holes in your walls, tear of insulation, and nest in walls, cabinets and other dark places and they can leave a big mess and an unpleasant smell. They are by far the worst rodent to have living in your home. Itâ€™s important to aid the problem quickly and effectively. Choosing a mouse control method can be difficult so we are here to explain the differences between them all.
Mouse control is important for the safety of your home and your health
- Mouse traps â€“ Traps are a great method, especially when you prefer not to use harsh chemicals. Traps can be set out pretty much anywhere and as long as they are baited correctly, they can make an impact in just a few days (depending on how many mice you have). We recommend setting out the trap baited and unset for the first 2 â€“3 days. You can use cheese, crackers, peanut butter, etc. and the mice will learn that the trap is a good source of yummy treats. Once you have the trap set, they will willingly walk into the trap and voila.
- Mouse bait and bait stations â€“ Bait and bait stations are also an effective method of mouse control and are easy to use. Similarly to traps, you simply place the bait stations in places where the mice are nesting or traveling. The bait stations are used to keep the bait secure so that it does not get anywhere you donâ€™t want it. The bait will lure them in and within a few days of eating the bait they perish. Because it takes a few days for the bait to take effect they do not equate their symptoms to the food and therefore continue to eat it and do not have the ability to warn others of the danger.
Tips for successful mouse control
In order to assist the process of mouse control it is very important to keep your home clean, especially in the areas mice are found. This means eliminating food particles and cleaning out their nests when they are unoccupied. Just watch out for babies when you are cleaning out the nests.
You can also use copper mesh to stuff holes or cracks leading into your home or into a nesting area. This can be very helpful, but should be used as a temporary solution. The best thing to do is permanently repair any holes or crevices leading into your home.
It is also important to be smarter than the mice. Unfortunately they are very smart creatures, using mature and sophisticated behavior patterns to avoid danger. We have many tips on how you can do this and our expert team members are available online or on the phone to help you outsmart these little guys.