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Professional Ant Pest Control Phoenix AZ

The ant is a member of the Formicidae family. Formicidae insect species are social, which means they colonize. Colonizing insects build nests for their young. The ant, for example, builds nests inside of underground tunnels. There are between 12,000 and 14,000 members of the Formicidae family. Ants have tri-segmented bodies that are joined to ensure flexibility when erecting underground tunneling systems.

Ants have three sets of legs that work like elbows. The insect’s mandibles are strong enough to gnaw through wooden structures. But, ants prefer rotting wood even though they do not ingest it.

Why Are Ants Attacking My Phoenix Home?

Ants are diligent insects that infiltrate residential and commercial establishments in hopes of finding food. Once inside the facility, the ants will immediately initiate a search for accessible food. If your non-perishables are stored in manufacturing packaging like paperboard, you can just about guarantee that it will be infiltrated by the ants.

Ants are overwintering pests. An overwintering pest spends the entire winter season in a dormant state known as overwintering. Unlike many other overwintering pests, ants have no need to infiltrate buildings to avoid the harsh winter elements during the overwintering state. Instead, the insects retire to their underground tunnels, where they are warm and safe from predators.

Do Ants Carry Disease?

 Ants carry contaminants on their bodies and feces, which may end up in the household food supply. It is crucial to keep your non-refrigerated food stored in glass or BPA-free plastic containers with resealable lids.

How Can I Get Rid Of Ants?

Ants travel and live in colonies of hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands. With such a large volume of ants to eradicate, it is only possible with professional pest control. We combine an industrial-strength pesticide with visual pest inspections.

We highly recommend initiating the process with a visual inspection. Our exterminators visually inspect commercial and residential establishments to determine if they are invested with ants. Once it is determined the home is infested, the exterminator will then need to determine the severity of the infestation.

Does DIY Pest Control Eradicate Ant Infestations?

Ant infestations involve a satellite colony and main colony. The satellite colony is stationed inside the home, while the main colony remains on the exterior perimeter of the home. It is crucial to note, ant infestations are not like most other insect infestations, as they generally involve a higher volume of insects.

DIY pesticides and insecticides work great for a minor ant problem. These products are low potency formulas, making it questionable if they would fully eradicate an ant infestation.

When Can I Expect The Exterminator To Arrive At My Phoenix Home On Appointment Day?

Our exterminators operate efficiently to ensure the speediest outcome without compromising the pest control process. The exterminator should arrive within at least 15 minutes within the appointment deadline.

We highly recommend preparing your home for the ant inspection. You can do this by removing all clutter inside the infested home. You can help our exterminator by vacuuming your home thoroughly, removing all potential live ants, eggs, larvae, and fecal droppings.

Will My Children Be Exposed To Chemical Pesticides When Treatment Is Administered?

No, our exterminators are not permitted to treat impacted homes with chemical-based pesticides while the family is present. We suggest vacating the home before or immediately after the exterminator’s arrival.

Once the occupants have vacated the home, the exterminator will then move in to initiate treatment. We utilize special equipment with angled nozzles to ensure accuracy when directing the chemicals into infested areas within the impacted home.

Our pest control line only consists of pesticides and insecticides approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA is a federal government agency responsible for the oversight of pesticides in the United States.

How Can I Protect My Phoenix Home From A Repeat Ant Infestation?

By sealing all entry points into your home, it will be possible to prevent future ant infiltration. There is no doubt, ants are diligent insects that know no end to being a plague on the Phoenix society. These insects infiltrate homes and businesses of all sizes. Cleanliness or messiness does not play a role in the ant’s decision as to which buildings should be infiltrated.

Once all access points are sealed, reach out to our Phoenix exterminators to learn more about our ant prevention.

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