When to Call an Exterminator for Ants
When ants are out of sight, they’re often out of mind. It can be tempting to wait to call for ant control until you see ants, but this isn’t in your best interest.
Are Ants Dangerous?
While ants may not cause severe harm (though ant bites are certainly no fun), they can compromise the cleanliness of a home and damage it.
Prevention Is Key.
Established ant nests are difficult to find and destroy. If you want to protect your home against ants, your best bet is to stop them from forming in the first place.
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Saela Keeps You Pest-Free.
If it’s too late to prevent ants from invading your home, don’t worry! Saela will get rid of any ants in your home and prevent more from showing up.
At Saela, we have ACE-certified entomologists and QualityPro accredited service specialists on our team who use their expertise to eliminate the ants in your home and keep you ant-free.
So, if you are wondering when to call an exterminator for ants, the answer is today!
How Long Does it Take to Get Rid of Ants?
There are many of ways to get rid of ants. The ant control method you choose will determine how long it takes to eliminate the ants in your home.
DIY Can Make Matters Worse.
Choosing DIY methods over professional ones can make getting rid of pests take longer, especially when it comes to ants.
DIY methods take longer to get rid of ants because they are less effective which can make ant problems worse. Sound impossible? It’s not.
When a pest control method is effective enough to get rid of a few ants, but not all of them, the ants become aware that their colony is under threat. The colony’s queen may respond to this threat by creating new queens who begin their own colonies leaving you dealing with even more ants down the line as these new nests become established.
As if creating more colonies when under threat weren’t enough, they also adapt to withstand future attacks more effectively making them even harder to eliminate.
The high number of ants within a colony is another reason why they are difficult to eliminate. Once a pesticide kills a few ants, the other ants will reroute to avoid the area that they now recognize as dangerous. Ants are also able to wear down pesticides over time since there are so many of them and they travel along established trails.
All of these reasons make it difficult to eliminate ants and are why it’s important to get rid of ants the first time using several products and techniques rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.
Saela's Protection Program.
Eradicating ants isn’t a simple one-step or one-product process. It’s not enough to get rid of the ants you see around your home alone because they make up only a small portion of a colony. Pesticides need to get back to the nest to target the rest of the colony’s population. Failing to do this will result in only short-term success. When only a few ants are eliminated, they are easily replaced as the queen reproduces leading to the short-term success we mentioned earlier.
Not only are ants tricky to eliminate, they are also likely to return. Keeping ants away requires professional products, regular services and reservices as needed, all of which are included in our Protection Plan. The quarterly services included in our protection plan keep the product barrier around your home intact, so ants stay out. Our reservices are free, so if you notice ants between your regular services, we will reservice your home at no charge to keep you pest-free. Our Protection Plan keeps your home protected against ants.
Treating Multiple Infestations
Treating a severe ant problem, like one involving multiple infestations, is best handled by professionals. If you think you may have a severe ant issue, call an exterminator for ants to assess and treat the situation.
Which Exterminator Should I Choose?
Choosing the right exterminator can be difficult. Wondering what you should look for? Consider these key factors when you’re selecting an exterminator:
- Are their products human and pet-friendly?
- Does their commitment to keeping you pest-free extend to offering free reservices?
- Are their service specialists highly trained?
- Do they use only the highest quality products?
Many pest control companies can’t answer “yes” to these questions, but Saela can.
The Saela difference is what makes us leaders in the pest control industry.
Effective Ant Control
Effective ant control is made possible by balancing a few key elements:
- High-Quality Professional Products: At Saela, we use only the most effective, highest quality pest products available. Our products are pet and human-friendly and are less toxic than table salt.
- Regular Services and Reservices: Our Protection Plan includes quarterly services because they work. We keep your home pest-free by servicing it regularly to replace the protective barrier around your home before it can deteriorate. We even service your home for free between you regular services if you notice pests.
- Expert Team Members: Our team includes expert entomologists who train and provide ongoing education for our service specialists. Our team knows the best techniques and products to use to keep you pest-free.
Saela Gets Rid of Ants AND Keeps Them Gone.
Getting rid of ants is important, but it’s not our only goal. We also want to prevent ants from returning. A single pest control service is not enough to keep you pest-free long-term. After your initial service appointment, we service your home quarterly to keep your home protected against ants and will even reservice your home for free if you notice any ant activity between services.
Let Us Handle Your Pest Control.
Ant colonies are difficult to find, so it’s helpful to have a professional on your side. Our ACE-certified entomologists will identify what ant species you are dealing with, find them, and eliminate them. Call Saela and get your customized service plan today.
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