Ant Control (Prevention and Extermination)

Ant Control (Prevention and Extermination)

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    Ant Control (Residential, Office, Commercial)

    Ants are considered the most common pest infesting homes and are usually very difficult to keep in check. Proper control of ant infestation takes a professional who understands ant behavior and has experience dealing with ants and their control. Debug Pest Control Services can help you with expert ant control solutions.

    No ant lives alone. Ants are extremely coordinated and they live in colonies. When you spot one ant in your house, you surely have a colony somewhere close by teaming with ants.

    Ant sprays are a typical DYI ant control solution. While this may exterminate some of the ants, it only melts the tip of the iceberg while the rest of its colony hides away for the next opportunity. Ants are constantly on the lookout for – food, and shelter. Oily food, sweets, and other crumbs from proteins are feasts to ants and they immediately leave a trail for other ants to join in. This trail is known as the pheromone trail.

    Ants Identification / Inspection

    Ants Identification / Inspection

    Inspection is the first step in any pest control. A thorough study of the source of the ants is important to understand the type of ant control that is to be used. This is usually done by following the ant trail. The pheromone trail is followed along the established route from any food source where ants are spotted. This trail usually runs along with the kitchen counters, carpet edges, doors, windows, etc. Some ants move along their trails during the day. Still, certain ants like carpenter ants are nocturnal and can be spotted only at nightfall near any damaged wooden furniture, tree stumps in your yard, or piled-up wooden logs.

    Ant nests can be spotted near areas of vegetation, mulch, or around foundation walls. Any item placed for long periods on the ground is an easy spot to find ant nests. Some nests, however, are quite hidden and hard to spot. Ants are also known to have satellite colonies. This means that the ants have nests in the neighboring homes and so, even if the nest in your property is treated professionally, the ants from the neighboring colonies must be prevented from entering your property as well.

    Ant Control / Treatment /Extermination

    Ant control or ant extermination strategies are usually determined based on the type of ants identified during the inspection. It is necessary to do both indoor ant control and outdoor ant control. Debug can help with both ant control treatments. Debug adopts green ant control strategies that are environmentally friendly. The entry points are then cleaned to remove the chemical pheromone trails. This will prevent the ants that are following the trail. Then a nonrepellent residual insecticide is sprayed around the perimeter and the entry points identified during the inspection. This completes ant control outside the premises. Finally, all the colonies or nests are identified during the inspection and treated directly using ant baits or the nonrepellent insecticide mentioned earlier.

    Baits must be chosen based on the type of ant and are placed around the hot spots located during inspection. These baits must be chosen so that the ants pick the baits and take them to the hidden colonies or nests. Baits and insecticides should not be used in the same spots. Once taken back to the nests, the baits are passed on to the queen ant and larval ants. This is a highly effective method of ant extermination treatment as it eradicates the hidden nests.

    Ant Prevention

    Extermination is not complete without prevention methods to stop re-infestation. Steps to be taken for ant prevention:

    • Cracks, crevices and such small entry points are caulked and sealed to prevent the entry of the ants
    • Any plants, bushes or tree branches must be trimmed to prevent the entry of ants
    • A leaky roof or plumbing needs to be repaired
    • Exposed wood must be painted or sealed to avoid moisture
    • Firewood must be stored above the ground and away from the structure to avoid entry into the house
    • Damaged, rotten or worn out wood needs to be replaced

    Large colonies of ants cause extreme pestilence to the property owners. Therefore, it has become extremely important in adopting ant control and ant prevention methods in restaurants, warehouses, offices, and hospitals, which helps eliminate ant colony growth. Debug Pest Control Services (DPCS) facilitates effective ant control, ant prevention, and ant extermination services all across UAE. Debug pest control can help keep the premises of apartments, villas, offices clean by exterminating your ants and creating a hygienic living environment. Debug provides both residential and commercial Ants Control Services all across UAE with offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah.

    Common Ant Species

    Argentine Ants

    The Argentine Ant Colonies can grow into a monumental size and colony borders cover their entire habitat region. The ants generally prefer to eat sweets, but they eat anything such as meat, eggs, and fats.

    Carpenter Ants

    Carpenter Ants are large black-colored ants and they get their unique name from their ability to build nests. They tend to live in old wooden logs, timber, trees, and hollow stems of weed.

    Odorous House Ants

    Bees are a problem when they nest their hive near people. They are extremely protective of their hive and sting people if they suspect danger. One can even die from a bee sting.

    Pavement Ants

    They are often mistaken for bees. Wasps are much larger than bees and they sting harder than bees. They are very aggressive than bees and attack without any reason.

    Red Imported Fire Ants

    The Red Imported are likely to be found in sandy regions and are most prevalent in Central South America. They tend to build fire ants nests in soil and can infest garages.


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