Bulwark Exterminating ant control specialist explains how a common ant, the acrobat ant, infests your yards, and spreads through your neighborhood. Ants can spread and quickly become a nuisance moving from your yard to you home, and even getting up in the roof and rain gutter. Bulwark Exterminating pest control will rid you of these annoying pests.
Here we are in the backyard. This is a rather large neighborhood with a lot of developed trees. These trees and surrounding areas have numerous colonies of acrobat ants, because the fence lines all touch every single house in the neighborhood like a highway system touching every single house at least twice on each side of the house. Acrobat ants often times will use holes in fence posts; often times old dry rot holes. This is a perfect example of how ants here in Texas will thrive inside of a rotting fence post and then migrate to the various attached houses. We got ants moving now from the fence that we just looked at to the tree moving along the limbs of the tree across the sprays that pest control companies lay down on your foundation all the way to someplace where the leaf or limb touches the house and they'll set up camp in your gutters and set up the entire colonies up in the gutters up by your roof. You can spray all you want on the foundation it won't get rid of them unless you have a pest control company that knows what to look for. -Bulwark Exterminating Pest Control and Ant Control
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. Bulwark Exterminating has a five-step ant control process that is a guaranteed ant control solution.
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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.
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 your home’s ant treatment… You will be glad you did!