PEST CONTROL Carlsbad Ca.
Ant Pest Control
Ants are the primary pest infesting homes in Carlsbad, Temecula and Ladera Ranch and are usually difficult to control. If you use the wrong products you will even make them a bigger problem.
With hundreds of different species in the Carlsbad, Temecula and Ladera Ranch, ant identification can be quite a challenge. Some ants travel in trails, some don’t. Ants rarely travel alone and are usually seen when they’re hunting as a colony along paths or in areas that have been well established. When you’ve found a trail or scattered ants in an area look at the sizes of the ants. Are they all the same size or do they vary in size? What color are those ants? Also check out when the ants are active—during the day or at night? Look for nests especially in areas with soil. Nests have distinct shapes or patterns depending on the type of ant.
Ants are social insects that live in colonies and have several different types or castes of individuals. Each caste has a different function or job in the colony.
Workers forage for food, construct the nest and care for the young.
Reproductives include the original queen and the swarmer’s. The original queen’s job is to lay eggs. Swarmer’s are winged males and females that fly out to start new colonies and spread to new areas. This swarmer’s mate during their flight, the male swarmer dies soon after mating. The queen will locate a suitable nesting site, sheds her wings and begins to set up a colony.
To get rid of ants, it is critical to identify the ant species before attempting ant control. Some ant species, like Pharaoh ants, can be controlled using baits, while others cannot. To get rid of ants successfully, it is usually necessary to follow them back to their colony and treat the colony directly. Wheeler’s Pest Control has the experience to correctly identify your ants and kill them.