Of all insects that infest homes, ants are the most common. Ants are also very tricky pests to control. If you’ve tried to eliminate the pesky invaders yourself, you’ve likely discovered that just because you kill a few ants, you haven’t solved an infestation. Pest control sprays that you purchase at your local hardware store cannot eliminate an infestation.
This frustration has left many homeowners overwhelmed with the scope of their ant problem. You have good reason to contact a pest control professional.
Step 1: Inspection. The first step in controlling an ant infestation is a thorough inspection of your property. A Bulwark Pest Control technician will find ant colonies by tracing foraging trails back to their nest. Ants like to travel inside driveway and sidewalk cracks; and along fence lines and foundation walls.
Step 2: Identification. Once a Bulwark Pest Control technician has discovered an ant colony, they will determine exactly what type of ant is infesting your property. Technicians may even collect specimens for positive identification. Each ant species is unique in terms of nesting sites, habits, characteristics and feeding preferences. It’s imperative to understand what type of ant is bothering you, in order to best treat the infestation. It’s important to note that you may be dealing with multiple types of ants, or multiple ant colonies.
Step 3: Recommendation. After inspecting your property, and identifying the type of ant pest, an experienced Bulwark Ant Control professional will recommend a plan of action. Actions will likely include the application of a unique ant control solution, and other non-chemical measures. A Bulwark technician may also recommend trimming vegetation, eliminating moisture problems, removing dead wood, etc. Correcting these conditions will help prevent future infestations. Multiple treatments may be necessary to completely control or eliminate an ant colony.
Step 4: Treatment. Through years of experience and research, Bulwark has established a very effective ant control solution. After strategically applying this solution; non-chemical ant control measures will also be taken to eliminate conditions conducive to ant infestations. Your technician may opt to use ant baits, sprays, and granules in a variety of combinations as the infestation dictates.
Step 5: Evaluation. The key to long-term success in controlling and eliminating ants is to follow up and assess the effectiveness of the measures taken. Additional treatments may be necessary to ensure the ants never come back. With an every-other-month contract, a Bulwark technician will be continually evaluating and treating your home and property for ants.
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There are many types of ants that may be infesting your home or property. Some of the most common include: Acrobat ants, Argentine ants, Odorous House ants, Pharaoh ants, Red Imported Fire ants, and Western Carpenter ants. A Bulwark Ant Control technician will be able to identify the type of ant you are dealing with, and know the most effective treatment method for each type. When it comes to ant baits for example, certain ants only like sugar, others starch, others protein, and others change diets based on what time of year it is.
Bulwark Pest Control has come across a very effective ant control solution, only known to a select few pest control professionals. Let Bulwark take control of you home’s ant abatement… You will be glad you did!
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Bulwark has three major branch locations in Texas and one of them is Austin. Austin has moderate winters and humid summers giving ideal living conditions for bugs. Dry spells in Texas lead bugs to migrate into the homes in search of water, food, and shade. An increase in construction also provides better living conditions for pests in Austin.
Austin pests include: fire ants, spiders, scorpions and roaches. Fire ants cause damage to human health, properties, and the environment. The neurotoxin of the black widow spider makes it the most deadly spider in North America. Scorpions will come out at night. Their painful stings and are harmful to young children, the elderly, and those with weak immune systems. Roaches may not bite but they create dangerous conditions as they contaminate the area that they live in.
Bulwark Exterminating is here with a family pest control service. We are an extermination company serving Austin with a money-back guarantee. Our services are specialized as they focus on the pests we find when we evaluate your home. Our methods are backed by the research done by colleges and universities. We want you to have a quality experience with your exterminator and we make sure the problem is solved. Bulwark Exterminating is your source for all of your pest control needs.
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Mesa Pest Control
Bulwark Exterminating proudly serves the valley of the sun. One of our branch locations is Mesa, AZ. Arizona has hot summers so pests are going to go inside of homes seeking a cooler place to live. Mesa residents are also constantly building new homes and new sprinkler systems to water their lawns. This provides new water sources for pests to thrive. Bulwark is here to provide a quality solution with a money-back guarantee.
Pests to look out for include: scorpions, roaches, spiders, ants and bed bugs. Scorpions are deadly to small infants and the elderly, and their bites hurt. Cockroaches smell and carry diseases wherever they go. Arizona is home to the black widow spider, the deadliest spider in North America. Ants infest by the thousands, with queens laying eggs everyday. Inspecting your home for bed bugs is a must… Nobody wants the bed bugs to bite.
At Bulwark we have a family pest control service for all of your pest control needs, including the pests already mentioned. If you experience problems with your service call us back and we will spray your home again at no extra charge. In Mesa we also have our nocturnal scorpion service to specifically target the scorpions when they are active. A bulwark is a barrier; we protect your home from invading pests.
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Las Vegas Pest Control
Bulwark Exterminating operates nationwide with one of the major branch locations being Las Vegas, NV. Not only do we provide pest control for Vegas, but the surrounding areas as well. In Vegas there are hot summers and moderate winters, making it ideal for pests to come and thrive–Not to mention the fact that construction and landscaping increases water and food sources for these pesky invaders. In order to prevent them from destroying your home you need a pest control service that you can trust.
Las Vegas Pests
Common pests in Nevada include ants, spiders, roaches, scorpions and crickets. The red imported fire ants are small, but they have large colonies and they cause huge amounts of damage. Black Widows and Wolf Spiders can be found in Nevada. The Black Widow is the most dangerous in North America, and the Wolf Spider is very aggressive when they feel threatened. Oriental cockroaches, or water bugs, live in unsanitary conditions causing health problems. Nevada is home to both your average scorpion and the whip-tail scorpion. The scorpion sting is poisonous but the whip-tail scorpion only shoots out vinegar as a defense mechanism and they are not true scorpions. House crickets are well-associated with their chirping sounds that keep people up at night.
Bulwark Pest Control
Bulwark is here to take care all of the pests mentioned above and more. We take an assessment of the house and figure out what problems you have and the best solutions for each pest. We also build a barrier, or bulwark, around your home that serves as a protection for the future. We are well-reviewed for our professional technicians and our friendly customer service. Bulwark is here to help you keep your home bug-free.
Bulwark Family Pest Control Service is the most reviewed exterminator in Charlotte, North Carolina. We serve all residents living in Charlotte and surrounding areas. The increase of pest problems in Charlotte stems from the introduction of people and new homes that pests thrive in. In order to win the war against these pests you need an exterminator that knows what they are doing. Here at Bulwark we can provide just that.
Common pests that you can find in Charlotte include ants, spiders, roaches, and crickets. The red imported fire ant is dangerous because a person will usually receive at least a hundred bites at once. Wolf spiders are common to North Carolina and they can be very aggressive when threatened. The oriental cockroaches, also known as a water bugs, spread diseases with their unsanitary living habits. Crickets are annoying and they will keep you up at night.
Bulwark Exterminating is here to help with all of your needs. Our family service covers all of the pests with a money-back guarantee. We have done our research and found ways to effectively exterminate the problem from your home. We create a bulwark, or a defensive wall around your home, preventing unwanted visitors. With Charlotte’s professional technicians and friendly customer service, Bulwark is here to help.
The process of ant extermination is a very tricky process. The pesticides you get at the store may be labeled to kill ants, the problem is that this isn’t the most effective way. It may kill the ants but it takes a lot more to solve an ant infestation. Ants can detect most pesticides and they will purposefully avoid them. Not to mention the fact that if ants feel threatened they will bud out, this creates more colonies.
The Do It Yourself Solution
The most effective way is bait, but to do that you need to know what a particular ant likes. Some only like starches, others like protein. In order to determine what they eat you need to be able to identify what type of ant it is. Black ants can be mistaken for red ants, brown ants, harvester ants, pharaoh ants or even carpenter ants. After identifying the correct ant and bait you need to know the location that will be the most effective.
The Better Solution
Instead there is a better, more effective solution. Bulwark Exterminating has a guaranteed money-back solution for ant control as part of our Family Pest Control solution. With years of practice Bulwark has perfected an ant control solution. Very few people can effectively implant this solution as well as Bulwark does. Ants may not seem like a big deal but a queen ant will lay as many as 1600 eggs a day, one quick way to a huge infestation. Don’t let ants take over your home. Call Bulwark today!
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Houston Pest Control
Bulwark Exterminating is your local exterminator for Houston, TX. Pest control service is a must for any resident living in Houston and the surrounding areas. Houston has a problem with bugs because of their moderate winters, humid summers and the dry spells that lead bugs to migrate inside in search of food. There is also the fact that we cultivate the land adding food and water sources creating an even bigger problem.
Some of the pests to look out for include fire ants, spiders, scorpions and roaches. Fire ants are among the worst culprits when it comes to human health, property damage and environmental damage. Black widows are also common inTexas and they are the most dangerous spider in North America with their neurotoxin. A scorpion sting can be very harmful to babies and the elderly. Roaches will contaminate anything they come in contact with including your toothbrush.
Bulwark is here to fill your pest control needs. We are an exterminator that comes with a money-back guarantee. We have specialized services that directly target all of your pest control needs. Our methods come from the result of research done by universities. If you still have a problem in your Houston home and give us a call and we will service your home again at no extra charge. Give Bulwark a try today!
Transcript from Ant Control-Professional Bug Pesticides video:
Pest Control Professional and Ant Control Specialist Speaks: “What does Raid and professional sprays do? That’s what we want to talk about next. Let’s talk about this picture down here that I drew. Let’s pretend like this black mass is the colony itself, it’s where all the young are breeding. It’s where all the worker minors, the eighty percent of the colony, are thriving, right in here. Forgers will often times forge outside, but they’ll also forge inside, like on the floors or up on the counter tops. That’s what the little black dots represent.”
“Other bug companies use a pump can to pump up their spray, their standard bug spray, their insect spray, and they spray along the floorboards right here. If someone has an ant problem, they’ll spray right here. If it’s a really bad problem, they’ll tell the consumer to open up your cabinet and take all the stuff out, and spray all over in here, and they spray inside, everywhere. They even might spray up on the counter top. And they’re just using a general pesticide. Usually it’s some sort of a pyrethroid; that means it’s been dried from a chrysanthemum flower, very similar to the products that we use.”
“But, they’re spraying it all over here. And you’ve got to ask yourself, well, what does all of that spray do? And I’ll tell you what all that spray does. It will kill any ant that’s out right now at the time. But, this spray, as is Raid and most professional sprays, they’re all repellents. Ants can tell that they’re there, so ants will not cross them. In other words, the colony right here will just refuse to come out. They just won’t come out. And so what you’ll see is a consumer who’s had another pest control company, but if this house is in a neighborhood that’s infested with ants and they have ants, what’s going to happen is the guy comes in and sprays, everything’s cool for about three to six weeks. And then BAM, the ants are right back in the same place, or three feet to the right. Or the guy comes out and sprays and this colony moves, and it starts showing up in the kitchen, or the bathroom, or just some place other than where he sprayed. This is why people think that when you spray, bugs move from one location to the next.”
“Most pests can’t tell that the insecticides are down, but ants can, and they won’t cross it, so they’ll move their colony. Another thing that can happen is let’s say there’s another cabinet over here, right? This is the kitchen and there’s another cabinet over here. This is the pantry. And there’s a whole bunch of stuff in the pantry. And there were just a tremendous amount of forgers forging in here. And the guy says, well, I’m going to go to the source, and he sprays all over here. But, all of these ants can’t go back across the line, they won’t cross it again. So you actually have divided the colony. This is called budding, and what will happen is very likely one of these normal ants, one of these normal working ants will mutate slightly into a queen, and they’ll develop a new colony. It’s called budding.”
“You have to get the queen and you’ve got to get a large majority of their workers to successfully eliminate the colony.”
“Okay, welcome. We’re talking today about ants, specifically ants in the desert. I want to go over how ants breed, what an ant colony is, under what condition should you expect to find an ant problem. I’m going to tell you how they operate, how they react to certain types of sprays.”
“Let’s talk about the ants themselves. Ants live in a colony. They’re a social insect. There are many types of workers in a colony. There’s a queen or multiple queens. Those are the ones that are responsible for reproducing. They lay eggs deep in the nest. Queens, an important fact to know about queens is they never, ever come out.”
“Another important fact is that there are worker majors and worker minors, we call them forgers, and only about 20% of an average colony ever comes out of its nest. In other words, I’ll repeat that. Only 20% ever come out of a nest. So, if they take a vacuum and vacuum up all of the ants they see, did they get rid of their ant problem? No, because the worker minors are the ones that help the queen and help the baby larvae and the baby ants grow up to be big ants, and they never come out, and they always have a food supply in their nest.”
“There’s a fourth class called the winged reproductives. Those are the ants that sometimes have wings on them, and they’re males and females, and they fly up and usually mate in the air, and they fly to a new location and they start a new colony.”
“Of all of the different classes, probably the most important are the queens, because unless you get the queen, you don’t get rid of the problem. A lot of people ask the question, why do ants walk in a line? Everyone knows that ants will walk in a line. And they walk in a line because certain forger ants can lay down a chemical trail; it’s a literal chemical hormone that they lay down and other ants follow it to the food source. Chemical trails laid down by ants can last up to a year.”
“How does that implicate, I mean, what implications or what kind of conclusions can we draw from that? Well, if we eliminate an ant colony that’s in a consumer’s wall, completely eliminate it, right? And let’s say there’s another ant colony floating around in their yard, just kind of living out there. And they pick up on the chemical trail that led into the house that led the first colony into the house, they pick up on that and they can shoot right in. It’s like a freeway system has already been built for them. So, it’s like they’re floating around out in the yard living kind of good, but it’s still hot and they’re still looking for a better place to live, they come across that chemical trail that that forger ant put down for the last colony that we eliminated, and they’ll shoot right back into the house.”