Ant Control

Ants are social insects and each ant is a member of a highly organized colony consisting of millions of individuals. They are a common pest in many parts of the world. Ant control can be difficult, but there are some things you should know about how ants’ behavior can lead to big headaches for you and your home.

For some species, elimination of breeding spots such as mulch and other decaying organic matter near a structure can be helpful. However, once ants start appearing inside, we recommend the use of bait products as an effective control method.

Most ants enter homes from outside, where their nests are, as they forage for food. You can see them taking regular routes which they share with their fellow workers by establishing a chemical (pheromone) trail to follow to and from. Following a trail of ants back to the nest where you can wipe out the colony is an ideal and permanent solution, but often that is not possible. The next best thing to to disrupt their communication and wipe their tracks clean.Use these essential oil to erase those ant tracks so that they don’t enter and bring their army along. They are good for ants, spiders, ladybugs and more. In addition, some essential oil are known to kill on contact.Each spring as nature awakens, our home, nestled deep in the woods in an otherwise suburban environment.