Start With Preventative Pest Control

Ants of all types become more of a problem in the spring as they seek out food, water, and shelter. Your home can provide it all, especially if you don’t take preventative steps like cleaning up any crumbs you find as soon as possible. We have a few suggestions on ways you can protect your property from an infestation, including steps such as:

  • Fix leaking pipes
  • Keep rain gutters clean and unblocked
  • Clean up spills, especially of sweeteners or juices
  • Disinfect surfaces in your kitchen

These preventative measures are important for reducing your risk of a pest problem, but it’s no guarantee that you’ll be pest-free through the spring. Ants are determined, and they’ll go to great lengths to secure the survival of their colony. If you do find yourself subject to an ant infestation, then it’s time to call in the professionals.

Why You Shouldn’t DIY Ant Control

At the first sign of an ant problem, your instinct may be to find a pesticide at a nearby store to address it yourself. There is nothing inherently wrong with taking that first step, but there are several associated risks. For one, store-bought pesticides can endanger the health of your pets or children if not used properly.

Many do-it-yourself pest solutions are also simply not as effective as what a licensed company can offer. Spraying an insecticide on any ants you see, for example, is not going to address the larger problem. As long as the queen survives, you will continue to see worker ants throughout your home. If you choose to use bait, you may be able to target the colony itself, but it depends on the type of bait you choose, the species of ants you’re targeting, the availability of other food sources, and more.

Choose Camas’ Top Rated Local® Pest Control Specialists

When you face an ant infestation, turn to the professionals, and let us take care of the problem quickly and efficiently. The PestLock team will inspect your home, identify the type of ants you’re dealing with, and create a customized pest control plan to address the problem. Contact us today to schedule your free inspection, and explore our site to learn more about all our pest control services.