Ever woken up to a kitchen full of ants? Ants are found everywhere and can be destructive to both food and your home’s structural integrity. A large enough population can cause cracks in cement sidewalks and foundations. Most over the counter ant killer will simply not work to stop the problem at its source. The ants will go away for a while, but always come back.
Our Ant Treatment is a one-time exterior and interior application that will exterminate activity within 2-3 weeks and will continue to control activity for 3 months. Our ant treatment is warrantied and guaranteed – if any ants return within 3 months just give us a call! Contact Pest Arrest today for a free estimate for ant control. Argentine Ants, Odorous Ants, Pharoah Ants, Sugar Ants, Pavement Ants, Carpenter Ants and Pavement Ants are just some of the ants we deal with day to day.
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- If you have ants and common home remedies are just not cutting it then it’s time to call a professional. At Pest Arrest, our ant treatments are safe for pets, plants, and people, and are guaranteed for 45 days. This means that in the unlikely event that the ants do come back, we will too, and at no cost to you. We provide professional ant treatment and extermination to the Denver Metro area. Our treatments are eco-friendly and safe around pets and people.
- At Pest Arrest, no ant species is spared. From thief and pharoah ants, to odorous, sugar, carpenter ants, and everything in between, Pest Arrest is here to help. Call us today to schedule a service or estimate, or just fill out our online form.
- Pavement ant. Probably the most common ant in structures, the pavement ant, is so named because it excavates an underground nest and pushes the soil into conical mounds along rocks, concrete slabs, sidewalks and driveways. Nests also can be found in logs, mulch, wall and floor voids, and insulation. Pavement ants are dark brown-black and about 1/6-inch long. They forage 30 feet or more from their nest in search of a variety of foods, including grease and oils, seeds, sweets and honeydew. They are often seen indoors after heavy rain drenches their underground territories.
- Odorous house ant. This 1/8-inch long, brownish-black ant can be confused with the pavement ant, until the odorous house ant is crushed, releasing an odor like rotten coconut. In recent years it has become an increasingly common household invader. Nests are found under rocks, boards and other debris, and in floor and wall voids. These ants will move indoors during rains and in the fall. They feed on sweets, honeydew, plant and fruit juices, meat and dairy products.
- Carpenter ant. Most ant species are not immediately harmful to your home, with the exception of Carpenter ants. Carpenter ants are considered a wood-destroying insect, and can cause significant damage to your home if they are not stopped immediately. These pests dig through and nest in the wood inside your home and can eventually weaken the structure, in addition to any cosmetic damage they cause. Indoor nests are usually “satellite” nests connected to the colony’s main nest outdoors. Satellite nests are often established in wood where moisture problems exist (e.g., around leaking pipes, inadequately sealed window frames and roof leaks). To identify a carpenter ant infestation, look for big black ants and piles of “sawdust” near any wood in and around your home. Carpenter ants are also more resilient than most other ant species, and are immune to most home reme.
- Pharaoh ant. Another resilient ant species that can survive most remedies is the Pharaoh ant. This tiny (1/12-inch) ant is yellow to reddish-brown. Pharaoh ants nest in voids in floors, walls and ceilings. They often infest large buildings. In hospitals, these ants pose a health risk because they can carry infectious bacteria from the warm, moist areas they inhabit, to intravenous fluids, blood and wounds. These ants are problematic for pest management, as the colonies of this ant do not spread by swarming, but instead by “budding,” breaking apart and establishing sub-colonies in new locations. This process can be triggered when the colony is stressed by the application of repellent liquid or dust pesticides. Colonies can be very large, some containing more than 100,000 ants. Though not as common as the other ant species, these and carpenter ants typically require professional service to effectively control and eliminate.
- Though ant problems can be resolved with DIY methods such as ant bait and over-the-counter sprays, these methods typically do not work, and rarely provide a long-lasting solution. The products available to homeowners usually leave residue and odors, and can in fact be more toxic than what is available to professionals, due in part to the use of petroleum distillates. At Pest Arrest, the majority of the treatments we apply are EPA certified low-risk, with the active ingredients often used in flea treatments for pets. All of our technicians are trained in Integrated Pest Management, and we utilize the safest eco-friendly pest control products available.
- After an initial assessment, our licensed technician will explain the treatment process and what results to expect. The treatment will start working as soon as it’s applied and could take 2 weeks to completely eliminate ant activity; the treatment will keep killing any new ones for up to three months. The products we use are known in the industry as non repellent micro-encapsulated residual treatments. This means that our treatments usually leave no visible residue and cannot even be detected by the ants. A thin invisible layer of microscopic capsules adheres to the surface on which the treatment was applied, and the ants continue to go about their business. Unbeknownst to them the treatment spreads like a virus, and wipes out the entire colony. The residual takes care of any stragglers. For continued peace of mind we recommend the ARREST™ System Quarterly Service, which protects against most common pests, including all species of ants.