FIVE STEPS TO CONTROL ANTS

1) Correct identification

2) Locating nest

3) Baiting - often the most effective way to control some ant species.

4) Perimeter barrier treatment

5) Non-chemical control methods - these should be used when possible. Depending on the species involved, these may include removing food source, removal of plants attractive to ants, changing landscaping to discourage ants and/or plants attractive to aphids (plantlice), tree and shrub trimming, reducing moisture sources.

 

 

 

TREATING ANTS IN YOUR HOME IS NO PICNIC

> Ants are one of the most successful groups of insects. Social insects that live in colonies usually located in the ground, but may enter buildings for food and/or shelter.

> Ants feed on just about any kind of food, but those entering homes are looking for either protein containing substances or sweets.

> There are approximately 700 species of ants common to the United States and Canada. Of these only about two dozen species commonly infest homes.

 

 

 

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