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How to Get Rid of Fire Ants

Saturday, 2. January 2010 16:14

Fire Ants, How to get rid ofFire Ants are the most dangerous and common ants in the United States. They are dangerous because they have a poisonous bite. Treating fire ants are similar to treating any of the different ants except that the process takes a little big longer than the others. Fire ants are attracted to electrical junction boxes of traffic signals, air conditioners, etc. when fire ants mass around the electrical contact points, they can cause the equipment to malfunction. Fire ants usually prefer food with high protein content but will feed on almost anything, plant or animal.
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How to get rid of Ants

Saturday, 2. January 2010 11:34

Ants

Ant Pest Control

Identification
It’s necessary to identify which type of ant species you are infested with because the species of ants widely vary which also means their food preference and habitats will vary as well. Identification is also crucial so that the correct control methods are taken. Some ants take better to baits whereas others will not be attracted to baits and specific ant species like the carpenter ant may need injections of insecticide into the wood.

Prevention
Preventative methods may be the most effective in that it eliminates chances for ant infestations to begin. Some preventative measures are:

  • Correct moisture problems – roof leaks, plumbing leaks, and etc. – these moisture problems will potentially enlarge cracks and crevices which means there are new entryways for ants
  • Remove tree limbs or branches of trees and bushes so that they are away from the exterior walls. These serve as bridges to your structure and so removal of these bridges may keep them from entering the home.
  • Seal openings, cracks and crevices that are on the foundation of the structure, especially in places where utility pipes and wires will enter the building from the outside.
  • Depending on the ant species, sanitation may be the best preventative measure. Keep Reading

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