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Hudson Ant Control
Ever since the new bridge has been functioning across the St Croix River, people have been flowing more and more across it like lines of marching ants. If you ever wondered why ants march in a line, it is the same reason that people do. It is the desire to get to a particular destination and finding the most suitable path. In Hudson, our bridge guides people to recreation and food. For ants, it is mostly food, but also shelter that will guide them. In order to stop ants from getting as well established as our bridge, here are the essential tools of Hudson Ant control.
For most people, an ant is an ant. There may be red and black ants, or large and small ants, but that is where the curiosity ends. For proper Hudson Ant control, it is important to know the key differences among:
- Carpenter ants – nest in trees, rotting or soft wood, or voids
- Pavement ants – build into cracks in sidewalk, pavement, etc.
- Pharaoh ants – establish in small groups in voids especially in walls
- Odorous house ants – have a distinct rotten coconut odor when squished – love indoors
- Big headed ants – may go indoors, but love the cover of rocks, litter, patio blocks, etc.
Knowing where the ant colony is located is directly linked to the type of ant needing the targeted Hudson ant control.
We get a lot of questions about the secret sauce or magic bullet in Hudson ant control, but the truth is it is a combination of the right pieces rotated to match the current circumstances. The elements that go into the ant control soup include:
- Food source reduction
- Habitat alterations
- Void treatments
- Barrier applications
- Calibrated baits
In some cases, Hudson Ant control may require 2 or 3 timely elements. In other cases, it may require exhausting the list in various orders.
When To Stop
Ending the process of ant control should never be in the cards. Hudson ant control should have an ongoing element of monitoring and prevention. Ants may have hundreds of queens per colony and anywhere from hundreds of ants to hundreds of thousands of ants. Just because they disappear from the kitchen for a few days does not mean they will not be back for the next dropped sucker. Getting ahead and staying ahead is the real secret sauce to decreased stress
about ants. Reach out to a Rove Pest Control ant expert today to get your customized plan for stopping the ant marches.