Ants. They weren’t there before and then suddenly, they’re everywhere. Before you know it, you’re down on your hands and knees peering under the counter and shuffling along the floor trying to follow the ant trail, all in the hope of answering the big question, “Where are they coming from?” The answer, as many homeowners can attest to, is rarely an obvious one.
The ants you see are only a small fraction of the entire colony. Sure, you might get lucky and find a nest outside and a quick attack with the hose seems like it’ll do the trick, but these little guys are masters of relocation and will reestablish a new nest nearby if they haven’t done so already. Once these resilient creatures reestablish their homes, you may think to try a more aggressive approach of removal and spray the colony with an insecticide. Not only will this be ineffective, but it can actually make the problem worse.
Staying outdoors isn’t always what the ants have in mind; often they like the cozy, sheltered areas in the space behind your walls and they can get in there easier than you might think. It takes only the smallest crack, barely perceptible to the naked eye, to provide entry to these militant invaders. Once inside, it’s difficult to get them out. That’s why identification of these miniature invaders is so important. It’s the first step to controlling them because different ants may require different treatments.
The biggest mistake most homeowners make when treating ant problems is focusing only on the ants they can see. During our first Orlando pest control visit, we will search your property, inside and out, to find any hidden networks around and within your home’s structure. Our pest control experts will start by treating your home’s interior to make it the most unattractive place on earth for ants. We treat the attic, basement, crawl space, kitchen, bathrooms, windowsills, door thresholds, and screen-doors to prevent unwelcome ant entry. We then move outside and remove all pest habitats from the vicinity of your house, with a specific focus on eliminating egg-laying queens. Your garbage area is treated along with any patio, porch, garage, and lanai.
Following your first visit, your personal Apex technician will stop by for additional visits focusing on outdoor perimeter ant prevention, to ensure that your home’s pest defenses are functioning as intended. We are happy to schedule routine follow-ups at your convenience to ensure that your home is safe from ants at all times.
No matter the species of ant, Apex will provide the solution. Don’t share your home with unwelcome pests. Contact Apex Pest Control today, and put an end to the colony. We offer pest control, termite control and lawn care in the following service areas: Brevard, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami-Dade/Broward County, and Palm Beach County.