Getting rid of ants in Providence, RI is no easy task. Ants are social insects that live in colonies, which means you must fully eliminate them to avoid another infestation down the road. Worse yet, store-bought bug sprays only kill a few ants at best and cause the rest of the colony to scatter around your home. Luckily, Northeast Region Pest Control can help! Our team is trained to get rid of ants and prevent them from coming back.
Our Unique Approach To Ant Control
Ants enter your home through the smallest openings looking for water and food. Once they find a source, they will leave a pheromone trail for other ants to follow. Our team knows this and stops ants dead in their tracks. Our ant service, much like the majority of our services, is broken down into 4 easy steps.
It’s extremely important to correctly identify what species of ant we are dealing with. Proper identification gives us a ton of valuable information such as diet, behavior, breeding cycle and preferred living environment. Once we’ve correctly identified the species of ant we are dealing with, we’re off to step two, “Locate”.
Now that we know our ants diet, where they typically come from and why they may be present, we can plan our attack. Most ants “trail” or follow a pheromone path too and from their nesting site to food or water. Following this trail helps pest control professionals a lot when it comes to placing bait and sometimes even discovering a nest. This brings us to our third step, “Treat”.
Now that all of our detective work is done, we can begin our treatment process. Depending on the species of ant we are dealing with, we will apply a combination of nontoxic bait, insecticide, and/or insecticidal dust. This process is typically repeated twice over a two to three week time frame. The process is repeated because after the first application the ants will notice a change in their environment and become stressed. Especially when they start dying. This will trigger a response to relocate, taking their eggs with them. The second treatment will ensure no reproductive adults are left to carry on the life cycle which will eliminate the pest infestation from your home.
Now that the ants are gone, it’s important to monitor the structure for any future activity. It’s common for ants to reappear in the same locations after a while. This may happen due to how the landscaping is configured around the exterior of the structure or the consistent presence of moisture and food. Sometimes a new species of ant may arrive and try to move in. That’s why it’s nice to keep us around for a bit.
We use these four steps to rid your home or office of ants and keep them away. Not sure of what kind of ant you’re dealing with? Shoot us over a pic. If the picture is clear, we’ll be able to identify it for you the same day. If you have any questions or concerns. Call or email us. We’re always happy to help.