Ants are one of the most common pests found in Utah. Most ants are harmless and stay outside, but some can find their way indoors. Here are some ways that ants find their way into your home.
Keep bushed shrubs or trees trimmed away from the house they are not touching the structure. Plants touching the home create an easy “bridge” for ants to get inside.
Ants forage for food indoors and outdoors. Keep ants out by cleaning up all food spills. This includes pet food; ants love pet food. So make sure your garage and porch area are free from spilled food as well.
Ants are very small and can squeeze through any cracks and crevices. Sealing up these entrances on the outside of your home can go a long way in keeping ants out. Make sure caulking around windows and utility pipes is still in good shape.
If you spot a line of ants marching in your home or business, it’s a clear indication that you have an infestation. While there are numerous options and on-the-shelf treatments that promise to solve the problem, many of these options simply do not work. Instead, here are a couple of tips for getting rid of ants on your own. If these steps don’t work for you, then call on the professionals for ant control in Utah at Thorn Pest Solutions.
Here are some things you can do to address your ant problem.
Thorn pest professionals first work to identify what species of ant are invading your home or business, as well as points of entry into the building and food sources that may be attracting ants. It's essential to answer these questions before doing anything else so we can create an effective, targeted treatment plan.
We train our pest experts to understand the biology, entomology, ecology, and chemistry involved to answer these questions. The temptation to try and save money by handling the situation yourself is understandable. However, if not treated correctly, ants can cause severe damage to buildings, costing you more money and time in the long run. The presence of ants may also attract other pests to your home or business. In short, when it comes to pests, you want to have professionals involved.
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A good pest control program uses multiple control methods. The most common solution for controlling pests native to Utah involves applying liquid pesticides as a barrier at likely pest entry points. The experts at Thorn also use many other tools to control pests including baits, dusts, exclusion, sanitation, habitat modification, vacuuming, web removal, and trapping.
Contact us today for a consultation with one of our pest control experts. We can recommend the best pest control strategy for you after we inspect your property.
When an ant infestation presents, it’s best to consult with the ant control specialists at Thorn. We can advise on methods including spraying and baiting, and prevent a large colony of ants from returning.
Yes, pest control can eliminate ants from inside your home or business. In addition to getting rid of foraging ants, the pest control experts at Thorn can also make recommendations for baiting to mediate colonies through a process called trophallaxis.
It’s not uncommon to see ants outside your home or indoors during certain seasons or seasonal transitions, but our team is always happy to help if you see an unusual or unmanageable change in the number of pests.
You might consider calling Thorn if there’s a significant change in where you are seeing ants indoors or out, a reoccurring colony that seems difficult to rid completely, or if you need recommendations for exclusion. Our ant control specialist can help mitigate the problem before it gets bigger.
When you hire a highly-trained Thorn specialist, they’ll be able to:
Thorn ant control inspections and treatments start at $188. Ongoing pest control programs start at $32 per month. Contact us for an estimate today.
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We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.