Amtech specializes in Carpenter Ant control. Finding and eliminating the nest is what leads to our success. We do a thorough pest inspection of your home to find the problem areas and address them.
Ant infestation is the most commonly reported pest control problem. These tiny scavengers will enter your home or business looking for moisture and an accessible food source. Rotting or damp wood can attract ants. Ants also feed on sugar, cheese, meats, grease, vegetables, peanut butter, and dead insects. It is necessary to properly identify the ant species in order to effectively eradicate them. Contact Amtech for pest control services.
CARPENTER ANTS are about 5/8” long with a defined waist. They burrow in damp wood, removing it to build a nest. A nest can be 100 feet away from where the ants are being seen. When a nest reaches capacity, the queen will produce winged ants, called swarmers, to look for a place to make satellite nests.
These swarmers can easily be mistaken for termites, which actually ingest the wood they burrow in. A termite’s body is more uniform and the wings will be 2/3 again as long as the body. They also have straight antennae, while a Carpenter Ant’s antennae have a bend or elbow.
SOLUTION: There are several methods used to treat for Carpenter Ants. Depending on the individual situation, a combination of bait, gel or granular, and a residual spray will be used. The main objective is to eliminate the nest. The ants will take the bait back to their nest thereby killing those ants. The spray ‘transfers’ from the affected ants to others in the nest since ants constantly groom each other. Call Amtech for a free pest inspection!
Kitchen ants, sugar ants – those little annoying ants that find the tiniest crumb on your counter. Using an aerosol to kill these will only kill what it comes in contact with, which does nothing to eliminate the origin of the problem – the nest.
SOLUTION: Eliminating the nest is again the main solution to getting rid of these pesky ants. Baits inside and a foundation treatment outside is the usual protocol. When baits are being used, the ants should not be cleaned or vacuumed up so they will take the bait back to the nest.
There are many, many other types of ants but Carpenter Ants and Tiny Ants are the two most common household ants in this area.
A thorough pest inspection is just the beginning. Call Amtech to start making your home pest free!