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The Best Way to Exterminate Sugar Ants in Orchards

by | Apr 23, 2021 | Ant Removal

When you have a sudden ant infestation and you need fast, effective service from locally owned and operated pest control experts you can trust, there’s only one name to turn to — Aspen Pest Control! 

Have a sudden sugar ant infestation? You’re not alone. Orchards and the greater Vancouver and Portland areas are prone to ant infestations all throughout the year, but particularly so in the spring and fall months. 

If you’ve discovered an ant infestation in or around your home, don’t panic, but don’t delay in taking the necessary steps in exterminating these nuisance pests from your property. It only takes a queen a little over a week to lay and hatch eggs after mating has taken place, and can take fewer than forty days for their larvae to reach maturity before the cycle begins all over again. 

An untreated colony can grow quickly and even develop into multiple colonies if left to its own devices. In order to achieve guaranteed results of extermination and gain back the peace of mind you deserve, we highly recommend working with pest control professionals. 

Where are the sugar ants coming from?

If your home or property has sugar ants, it’s usually because the resources they seek — food, shelter, and water — can be found there. 

Sugar ants have incredibly sensitive olfactory receptors that can detect natural sugars and glucose-rich foods in the wild as well as the sugary foods that can be found inside your household. 

If they sense these resources and can find their way inside the home — usually through cracks in a home’s foundation, through cracked window or door seals, the openings where utilities enter the home, and even on houseplants — they’ll seek out areas that are dark and humid to begin colonizing. This is why it is so common to find ants in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas where moisture and warmth is prevalent. 

Though professional extermination services are essential in such situations, making sure that potential areas of breach are fixed and that all foods are kept in sealed containers can help prevent infestations from spreading. Additionally, regularly cleaning food debris and spills off of floors, counters, and dining areas, and regularly running and emptying your dishwasher will help you prevent future infestations from occurring after you’ve had the Aspen team rid your home of ants. 

Why professional ant extermination matters

At Aspen Pest Control, we have the equipment, experience, and expertise you deserve to not only get a more thorough examination of your property, but also to apply the correct grade and frequency of treatment products based on the severity of your infestation. 

Yes, it’s true that there are a number of consumer grade products that you can purchase for a wide variety of pest control considerations, including sugar ants. However, in our experience, we have found that these products are less effective than commercial grade products applied by professionals for at least two reasons. 

One is that these consumer grade products simply aren’t as strong as the treatment products used by Aspen Pest Control. What’s more, the products that you can purchase from home improvement and garden stores, particularly those categorized as “repellents” are only able to be used as treatment for the ants that you can see. 

The important thing to understand about this is that these visible ants are usually workers who are away from the colony gathering or searching for food or taking care of other essential tasks. There is a whole host of other ants that are residing within the colony who are untouched by these repellents. 

The ants within the colony can continue to breed, hatch, and grow the colony, despite the use of repellent sprays. This leaves you, the homeowner, assuming that they’ve treated your ant problem when it is in actuality only getting worse behind the scenes. 

Why choose Aspen Pest Control? Because professionalism matters!

When you choose Aspen Pest Control — local professionals who are licensed, bonded, insured, and dedicated to your results — you not only get the power of our products, but you receive the value of our experience. 

Our team will come to your home at a time that is convenient for you and your busy lifestyle, conducting a thorough inspection of your home, looking in places few others might. Once we’ve completed our inspection, we’ll present our findings and a hassle-free recommendation of service. Should you choose to move forward with our recommendations, we’ll provide you with the best pest control services possible. 

The Aspen Pest Control Home Protection Plan

The majority of our customers choose The Home Protection Plan, which provides year-round pest control coverage applied on a quarterly basis. The beauty of the Home Protection Plan is that it treats your home and property for pests that you currently have while also delivering you a preventative application of products that will keep pests from returning to your home. 

And if pests should return to your home in between regularly scheduled visits, we’ll return free-of-charge to retreat for the pests as many times as it takes to ensure you’ve received the extermination services you deserve. Aspen Pest Control is pest control, guaranteed. 

Ready to experience the ant extermination services you deserve? Call Aspen Pest Control TODAY for your FREE sugar ant consultation!

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