Pest Control: Odorous house ants
By Geary Lydell
If you have never encountered ants in your home or business, count yourself among the lucky few. But if you are like most people, you’ve fought your fair share of battles against this pest. Odorous house ants also known as sugar ants, are a nuisance pest that can be seen marching across your kitchen floor looking for food, moisture, and a place to live inside your home. If you see one or two scouts crawling around, you are just seeing the tip of the iceberg. This ant species has colony sizes that range in the thousands and can contaminate food in your home.
To control these ants is not an easy process. First you need to know where they live, eliminate water sources, eliminate food sources, block off access points around the structure, and lastly don’t go it alone. Without proper training and tools battling ants can be an uphill battle. What is worse, an infestation can continue to grow if it is not properly treated. The use of over the counter sprays and aeresols will only spread and divide these colonies, and kill just a few. An ant infestation should be treated by a professional with the knowledge of the targeted pest and how to treat the specific structure. An initial treatment should be done to the entire structure to eliminate the present infestation, followed up by a maintenance treatment program to keep ants from reinfesting.
For further information and help with your pest problems, please call Guaranteed Pest Control Service Co. 503-646-2119, or go to our website www.guaranteedpestcontrol.net. We are family owned and operated and starting our 69th year in business right here in Beaverton.