The right knowledge, training, customer service and experience are what enable Affordable Pest Control to recognize and carry out the most effective ant control in the area.
As with any pest control service, a preliminary inspection will need to be performed. In most cases, a trail of ants will be found entering the home structure. This may occur through gaps in plumbing, under doors, behind stucco, through foundation vents or even on tree limbs that are lying on the roof.
The main method we employ is a chemical perimeter treatment of the structure. Because ants are social insects, they are consistently in physical contact with each other. Once the chemical treatment goes into effect, millions of microscopic capsules of its active ingredient are left on the treated surface. As the ants walk across this surface, they pick up these capsules in the tiny hairs on their legs and bodies. Due to their social behavior, these capsules are transferred from the ants that have had physical contact with the treated surface to the ants that have not, thereby effectively killing off the entire colony. This can take up to five days. During this time, it is highly advisable not to use any other type of material on the treated surface or the ants. This effective method lends itself to the best and longest-lasting ant control for your home.
We may also use other products such as baits or dust insecticides on the interior of your home along perimeter walls, or in hollow walls through electrical outlets or plumbing. Recommendations may also be made by the service technician to remove food sources, water sources and plant and tree growth in order to keep new ant colonies from forming.
Affordable provides and advises on ant control in the Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania and Eastern Maryland areas by limiting their reproduction and survival potential through a variety of means. Removing food, water and shelter and applying appropriate chemical control measures provide an impact that does not just eliminate the current problem but also ensures it will not come back.
For expert ant control in the area, please call 302-993-1016 to receive a free quote.