Do you tend to get ants in your home during summer each year? If pests invade your home on a regular basis, it’s important to handle these infestations. However, you should let the pest control professionals from Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Elimination take care of ant control for you. Find out why you should avoid do-it-yourself ant control methods.
Problems with Ant Bait
Ant bait provides homeowners with a convenient way to deal with ants. You just set out the bait, and wait for ants to find it. While this seems easy, ant bait comes with some problems that make it ineffective.
1. Wrong Kind of Bait
Different ant species eat different types of foods. Some prefer sweet tastes, while others prefer greasy foods. Using the wrong bait causes ants to avoid it. If you’re unsure about which ants you have, you could end up setting out ant bait that they have no interest in.
2. Wrong Timing
You’ll need to place the right ant bait out at the right time for effective ant control. Putting it out at the wrong time means ants aren’t as likely to find it. For example, certain ants look for foods that have a lot of carbohydrates in the fall. Others look for foods with a lot of proteins in spring.
3. Works Too Quickly
Some ant bait products kill ants quickly. This might seem like a good thing, but it has drawbacks. Fast-acting ant bait kills ants in the immediate area that find it. However, it doesn’t kill ants that live in the nest. This means you’ll end up with more and more ants coming into your home. Ant control involves destroying the nest, too.
4. Low Amounts of Ant Bait
You might run out of ant bait at a fast pace in some cases. For example, odorous house ants can build large colonies. If you’re only setting out a certain amount of bait, it might not offer enough to wipe out these ants. Instead, you’ll keep running out of bait. This means you’ll have to replace it more often, and you’ll still keep dealing with these ants.
5. Ineffective DIY Ant Control Methods
Home remedies don’t have scientific proof to back up their effectiveness. If you’re using a DIY method, such as Borax or vinegar, you can’t count on it being effective enough to eliminate your ant problem. These remedies might offer a short-term solution for ant infestations. However, these ants will come back without proper pest control.
Advantages of Professional Ant Control
When you rely on professional pest control from Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Elimination, you’ll benefit in a number of ways. You won’t have to worry about spending money on ant bait or figuring out which kind to use and when to use it. Our pest control team has the knowledge and equipment needed for destroying ant colonies in Phoenix homes.
Keep in mind that handling ant infestations on your own also comes with certain risks. You might use chemical products incorrectly, which could harm you and your family. Our pest control experts know how to use ant control products safely and properly, which eliminates this risk.
If you have an ant problem at your Phoenix home, contact Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Elimination today.