Ant Control by Toxic Respond
Ants leave scent trails to guide other ants to food sources, so even a small ant presence can quickly become an infestation. While there are some DIY ant control methods, such as sprays and ant baits, hiring a professional pest control company is often the best option to address large or persistent ant problems.
Professional ant control by Toxic Respond includes an in-depth inspection and strategic placement of ant bait stations, which contain attractive food-based baits laced with ant-specific insecticides. Foraging ants consume the bait and carry it back to their colonies, effectively spreading the poison throughout the entire colony for quick and long-term eradication of the entire infestation. During treatment, it is important not to disturb or remove the bait stations so that ants can naturally use them, without destroying their effectiveness.
Tiny Troublemakers, Big Solutions: Navigating Ant Control with Toxic Respond’s Expertise
Other methods of ant control include sprinkling food-grade diatomaceous earth around ant entry points and along ant trails to dehydrate and damage their exoskeletons. Vinegar and water, tea tree oil and vinegar, or cayenne pepper powder can also be sprinkled on or near ant trails to disrupt their pheromone tracking systems and discourage them from re-entering the home.
Commercial and sprays can be used to deter ants by creating a barrier around the home, but they don’t offer effective ant protection when it comes to preventing them from entering and re-entering. For this reason, sealing cracks and crevices, storing food in airtight containers, and keeping pet food sealed away is essential. Regular cleaning and prompt cleanup of spills and crumbs can help prevent ant attraction, as well.