Services: Ant Control

Ant Control & Inspections in Utah

Ants can be extremely aggravating and distracting, can give guests a bad experience, and have been known to spread nosocomial diseases in hospitals.

We stop the ants from marching and disrupting your business.


Thorn knows how to solve ant problems.

Pest control solutions for ants in Utah
Ant Control

We take a scientific approach to ant control.

Ant control can be tricky and if done wrong can make things much worse. There are many different species of ants and each species has unique biology that pest professionals must know to get the best results.

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Ant Inspections

Thorn Pest Solutions inspecting for ants in a home in Utah

Ant inspection is the most important step in getting good results. During the inspection we need to identify:

  • Ant Species
  • Trailing ants
  • Location of the colony
  • Conducive conditions
  • Entry Points

Ant Baiting

Thorn Pest Professional baiting for ants in Salt Lake City

Treating an ant colony directly always gets the best results, but when a colony cannot be found or accessed, baiting can be a great option. The ants can then carry the bait back to the colony and share with the other workers and queen through a process called trophallaxis. Spraying the baseboards for ants almost never gets good results.

How Thorn Can Help

Our 3 Step Process:
1. Assesment
2. Treatment
3. Follow-up
Pest control process in Salt Lake City, Utah

Assesment

Inspection is the most important step to getting rid of ants.

Inspection allows us to identify the species of ant, find nests, and contributing conditions. Every ant species has specific behaviors and preferences. Without proper identification we cannot know the best course of action or know where we might find the nest. Finding and eliminating nests is the best way to get lasting ant control.

Pest control process in Salt Lake City, Utah

Treatment

The right products in the right places at the right time.

Once we know the ant species we are dealing with, we can prescribe the right treatment. Generally this includes finding and treating colonies directly, baiting, and treating with slow acting and non-repellent pesticides. The goal is to eliminate the entire colony and not just foraging ants.

Pest control process in Salt Lake City, Utah

Follow-up

Ants can be tricky so we follow-up to make sure treatments are working

We are here to help and make sure your pest issues get resolved. Ants sometimes require additional services and follow-ups to eliminate the problem. We will follow-up with you to make sure you are happy and the ants are gone.

The benefits of our ant solutions

We protect your businesses reputation and image. Our ant control also keeps employees and guests comfortable and isn’t just a band-aid approach so you save money.

Why is ant identification critical?

  • It tells us if the colony has one queen or multiple queens
  • It tells us how new colonies are formed
  • It tells us if there is one nest or multiple nests
  • It tells us where proffered nesting sites are
  • It tells us the preferred foods of the ant

Process:

  1. Inspect the property for trailing ants and possible food sources
  2. Identify the ant species
  3. Assess the situation and create a treatment strategy dependent on the property and ant species (This is almost never walking around with a canister sprayer and spraying the baseboards. That tends to make things worse and doesn’t give good long term control.)
  4. Perform the work
  5. Ask you to clean up any identified food sources
  6. Follow-up to make sure we are getting the desired results

Let Thorn solve your pesky ant control problem. Book today!

Send those ants packing.